When Should I put my Baby Chicks out... it is winter...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sklr112, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. sklr112

    sklr112 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello!

    I hatched 10 chicks 2 weeks ago.

    Last spring I got five BR's at the feed store. When they got to be five weeks old, I put them out in their coop.

    If it was spring, I would put these 10 out when they got to be five weeks of age, however it's not spring. It's Northern PA and cold in the winter. My coop has a red heat lamp in it, but isn't insulated. It has a wood floor and such, but since they will be young yet, how much longer should I wait until I put them out in their coop?

    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Are you going to mix them in with the BRs? If so, I recommend waiting until they are grown. They should be feathered out by 8-9 weeks, but the size is an issue, as well as the weather.
     
  3. sklr112

    sklr112 Out Of The Brooder

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    No, i wasn't going to mix them with the BR's right away. I would wait until they were about the same size (which wouldnt take too long.) So they would have their own coop.
     

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