When to go out to the coop??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by EastBayChickens, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. EastBayChickens

    EastBayChickens In the Brooder

    Feb 25, 2008
    I have a 4 week old and 2 one week old chicks. I know the week olds are nowhere near ready, but the 4 week old can fly to the top of her brooder box (3 ft high) and seems well feathered out. We live in California and the lows have been in the mid 40s and highs in the upper 60s. She won't go for another week or two...but am just wondering if these temps are sufficient to be outside. Thanks!
  2. Heather08

    Heather08 Songster

    Mar 22, 2008
    Im new to this myself but from what ive researched I think 6 weeks is the norm, make a screen top for the box, mine were doing the same in the bathroom, what a mess they were poopin all over the floor outside roosting on the box LOL
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Chicks don't fully feather out til 8 to 10 weeks old and still need a heatlamp if taken to a coop....
  4. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    you can put them out in the henhouse at 4 to 6wks.an thats only if your bigger hens dont fight them to bad.when you put them in there do it at nite when everyone is on the roost.that way maybe fight them to bad in the morning.

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