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When to place indoor chicks out side?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by my chicken haven, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. my chicken haven

    my chicken haven New Egg

    Aug 3, 2011
    I have 6 week old bantam an standard chicks. I raised them inside. What are the indicators that let me know it is ok to put them ouside. Do they have enough feathers to handle the 65 to 70 overnite temps?
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    At that age they should be ready. Check them when it's cool. If they are cuddled together, they're fine. When they are too cold, they pile on top of each other and the ones on the bottom can get smothered.
  3. itom37

    itom37 Out Of The Brooder

    May 10, 2011
    They're ready. Put a heat lamp in their coop if it gets a little chilly.

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