When to move outside in the big coop chicken yard?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by moeell1, May 3, 2011.

  1. moeell1

    moeell1 In the Brooder

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    HI all, i haven't had chickens in a few years and decided to get them again, I do believe ours are almost fully feathered but when I got them they had no idea how old they where we've had them since March 27th, here is a picture of two of them outside playing, we have a totally of 12.

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    so now i'm wondering when to move them outside? I do live in upstate NY the temp is not regular and it still might get down into the 30's, I could leave a light on in the coop if needed, any thoughts? Thanks!!
     
  2. Farmer_Dan

    Farmer_Dan Songster

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    They look pretty well feathered. I'd give them a light in their coop at night if the temp will get down super low until about 8 or 10 weeks. At 8 or 10 weeks, they should be able to do fine w/o any lights.
     
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    They look about 6 weeks to me... I think I'd offer a lamp for night times for another two weeks or so if your temps. are dropping that low...
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Crowing

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    They're certainly ready to go in the coop. I don't know whether they need a light or not. You'll be able to judge by how they act.
     

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