My chicks are four weeks old and they are almost fully feathered! They grow to fast for me!
if you have a heatlamp for them you don't always need to wait till they are 6 weeks old. at 8 weeks old i start to dim the heatlamp some each day within a week or 2 they are ready to be big chickens & just huddle together.Wow! That's really weird because I was told to put them out when they were 6 weeks old!
they can take some cold if there are lots of themPiglett, My chicks are actually only a month old yesterday and we turned their lamp of at three weeks! They are in the house, the brooder has a top and the house is heated at night, so I figure they are ok.
How old are they?Energyvet said:I took my 4 mostly feathered chicks out for some grass and sunshine today. It was 45 degrees out. They ran around for about an hour maybe a little longer and then they went into the kennel and huddled in the hay. They can't take the cold. They're not ready. It was fun but they were very happy to be back inside under their light.