- Jun 2, 2011
Hi, I'm new to the forum. Hoping someone can help me decide when to move the chicks from a box in the basement to a bigger box on our screened porch. They are almost able to flutter out of the box downstairs (chicken wire cover prevents that), and the new box outside is deeper, and had chicken wire over the top too. The chicks are 3 weeks old now, and days are warm in central NJ (80's)' nights are low 70's and of course we can put the heat lamp with them. What do you guys think, should I put them out there yet as an interim step before the coop?