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

    May 17, 2010
    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.


    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

    Apr 9, 2010
    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

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    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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