When to put chickens in the coop

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Grandma Mimi, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. Grandma Mimi

    Grandma Mimi Just Hatched

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    [​IMG] I have several chicks this size and I was wondering if anybody can tell me when it would be okay to put them in a coop?
     
  2. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    I put mine in the coop in a separate, but connected brooder box at 3 weeks. At 5 weeks I let them mingle with the other chickens and they are fully integrated a few weeks after that.

    If your chicks are fully feathered, they can go out in the coop.
     
  3. Grandma Mimi

    Grandma Mimi Just Hatched

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    Thanks I'm new to this!
     
  4. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    You're welcome! [​IMG]

    I can only handle the dust in the house for so long, then out they go with a brooder plate!

    What kind of chickens do you have?
     
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  5. gervais88

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    I was wondering the same thing. My chicks are 6&7 weeks old. Dust in the house is getting ridiculous. I bring them or in the sun when is nice but some days are still 30 degrees and snow last night. [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  6. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    As long as the coop has good ventilation but no drafts, they'll be fine. They have a down coat under those feathers!
     
  7. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    Judging from the size of that chick, they are long overdue to move into the coop.
     
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