when to move to the coop?

mustangsaguaro

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12 Years
Nov 30, 2007
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San Martin, Ca
I have some chicks that are about 5 weeks old and they are getting way to big for the brooder they are currently in. Is it safe to move these guys into the coop yet? I know they still need a heat lamp. I can easily run an extension cord for a heat lamp. There are 7 of them and they would be by themselves, not w/ my adults if there were any questions there about them being w/ bigger birds.

Thanks
 

bryan99705

Songster
8 Years
May 16, 2011
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North Pole, Alaska 99705
Put them out, it's good for them. Keep a eye on them and if they get cold then give them a lamp over some bedding. My chicks go out on warm days at 1 month and my turkeys have been out full time for 2 weeks and they're about 6 weeks old. Nothing else, lock them in the coop so they start learning where home is.
 

Player Hater

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9 Years
Feb 8, 2010
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if they are feathering out well you can wean them off the lamp by raising it a few inches every night until it's far away and then take it away
 

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