Our first grow outs of the year have feathered out, and the weather is now mild enough to put the grow outs in our portable pen.
This new venture is always a little stressful for all of us! We worry about our new little chicks, and they have to figure out what this new, exciting place is all about.
I get asked all the time about temperatures and moving chicks outside. Some breeds (Marans, Orpingtons) are slow to feather. They probably need 7 weeks to feather out. Our Bielefelders and Legbars are quick growers and handle the move closer to 4 weeks. In very warm weather, those chicks can go outRead More