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Winter chick raising

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Xexemommy, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. Xexemommy

    Xexemommy New Egg

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    Hi all I am new here. I am wanting to get some chicks for my birthday. Here in Pa it is below freezing. A local place sells a starter kit that has a brooder box, food heat lamp chicks. I want chicks bad. My ? S how long would I have to keep them in my house before putting them outside beings it's winter?
     
  2. TaraBellaBirds

    TaraBellaBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would not put them out before 12 weeks (or fully feathered) and you would have to slowly aclimate them by lowering the brooder temp to outside temps.
     

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