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Hi can i put my 5.week chicks outside...here in AZ it's warm during the day and a little chili at night
 

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Hi can i put my 5.week chicks outside...here in AZ it's warm during the day and a little chili at night
I'm in NORTHERN "High Altitude" New Mexico....
(certainly NOT Phoenix or nearby)...
...and I would certainly put them outside here....(with an Infrared Heat-Lamp about 2 feet above a small area......
Where they can be NEAR the heat-lamp OR...as THEY determine...
AWAY from the heatlamp.

MY experience has shown me that they will do FINE ! :)

just my 2-pesos worth,
-ReTIRED-
 

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If you want yo, you can start turning the lamp off during the day and on at night for about a week to help wean them off of it. This helps them get used to the new temperature changes. I do this at about 3 weeks of age and it gets much colder here in NC than in AZ
 

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If they have most their feathers they usually do just fine. As ReTIRED says just give them the option of laying under the heat lamp if they need it. I don't know how many you have but if its a sizable group they can also cuddle if they get cold. If you're worried you can put them out for a bit and just watch what they're doing. Their behavior should be pretty obvious.
 

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If they have most their feathers they usually do just fine. As ReTIRED says just give them the option of laying under the heat lamp if they need it. I don't know how many you have but if its a sizable group they can also cuddle if they get cold. If you're worried you can put them out for a bit and just watch what they're doing. Their behavior should be pretty obvious.
Let them out....they've been out for a week
 
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