When is it safe to put chicks outside permanently?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by farmboy22, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. farmboy22

    farmboy22 In the Brooder

    Jan 31, 2012
    I have 4 week old chickens that i have kept outside for the last week without a heatlamp. i want to know what the suggested time to put them out is.
  2. ChicksterJo

    ChicksterJo Songster

    Feb 19, 2011
    Grounded on Earth
    What temperatures are you getting at night? I think the most important thing is to keep them away from cold, drafty areas. I would put them outside during the day and then bring them back inside at night until it hits around 50 steadily at night (that is what I did with mine last year). And, it is much better if there is a good number of chicks so they could huddle and keep each other warm.
  3. ButchGood

    ButchGood Songster

    Mar 14, 2012
    Central Texas
    Put them out as soon as possible. I got mine outside at 3 weeks old. High temps were in 70's and 80's, lows in the 50's. They are doing great going on 5 weeks old.

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