will it be ok

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BigB, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. BigB

    BigB In the Brooder

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    I live in so cal and it only in the mid 60 at night and i have some 6 week old chicks is it ok to move them out side
     
  2. TrystInn

    TrystInn Songster

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    You don't mention what breeds they are, so I'm giving you the standard size recommendation - only if you can supply a heat source. Even if fully feathered, you really should give them another two weeks or so of heat before considering them fully acclimated to 60F.

    The recommended time/temp scale looks something like this:
    1st week 95
    2nd week 90
    3rd week 85
    4th week 80
    5th week 75
    6th week 70
    7th week 65
    8th week 60
     
  3. pgpoultry

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    The other issue that matters is the number of chicks that you have. When they are in large numbers they keep each other warm, but small numbers chill quicker,

    sandie
     
  4. BigB

    BigB In the Brooder

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    their are 14 the place i ordered them from shipped the order twice
     
  5. BigB

    BigB In the Brooder

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    2 ester egg
    4 polish
    4 silky
    2 board rock
    2 cochins
     

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