when to put the chicks out in Tennessee!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by genabeana, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. genabeana

    genabeana Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey! Anyone know when to put the chicks outside in Tennessee?

    Thanks!

    Gena
     
  2. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    When they're fully feathered is the easy answer. I wait until they seem fine with the nighttime temps w/o heat before even thinking about it. I've got some 10-11 week olds that are about to get kicked out of the barn as soon as I know where I'm going to put them -- they probably could have been moved 1-2 weeks ago.
     
  3. thepetpaw

    thepetpaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wait until they are fully feathered and then I put a heat lamp in the coop just incase they want to get under it at night...I hatched mine out in Oct and put them out in the coop in the winter...they did just fine with the heat lamp at night.
     
  4. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    My go outside at either 1 or 2 weeks old. In a brooder with a heat lamp of course.
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I received my chicks on April 11th of last year. The started in a shed with a heater and heat lamps the first week. By week 2 1/2 they were living on the screened porch with a draft guard and two heat lamps. They did just fine.
     
  6. genabeana

    genabeana Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone![​IMG]
     

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