When to move chicks from the brooder to coop?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JazzysChicks, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. JazzysChicks

    JazzysChicks In the Brooder

    Jan 25, 2015
    Central Kansas
    [​IMG]I live in Kansas and our daytime temps are averaging between 65-70's but, our night time temps are still dropping into the 30's. Is it safe to move my 5 week old chicks out to the coop if I give them supplemental heat at night? Some of my chicks are fully feathered (those one I want to move to the coop) and the ones that aren't will continue to stay in the brooder for another week or so until they have all their feathers.

    Also, will I have problems adding the chicks that aren't ready to be in the coop if they are separated for roughly a week or so?
    Suggestions and help anyone?????
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2015
  2. lightchick

    lightchick Crowing

    Apr 3, 2014
    I moved my chicks outside at 3.5 weeks when it was that temp outside with no extra heat.
    I'd put the younger chicks out with them at the same time. You could provide extra heat if your more comfortable with that, but I think they'll be fine.
    Have they gone outside in the day time before?
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  3. hmkeea

    hmkeea In the Brooder

    Feb 27, 2015

    My chicks are 3 weeks and have been outside with supplemental heat for 4 days. Nighttime temps are in the mid 20's and they've been just fine. They all have quite a bit of their feathers in too.
  4. azygous

    azygous Free Ranging

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies

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