So, long story, we have this pullet (around 10 months old) who was not so lucky keeping friends alive. Because we went through four other chickens that couldn't seem to keep breathing, she's ended up alone...and inside. We built a coop for her and the last chicken. As soon as it was done, the other one died. We just got three chickens for outside a few weeks ago, and they're doing fine in the cold. Marsi, our inside chicken is a little spoiled now- she's become a lap chicken; watching Jeopardy and going to sleep in front of the TV. Don't lecture me about how you shouldn't let chickens watch TV before bed.
So, I'm thinking she won't adapt very well to being in the cold after being used to 64 degree weather inside. Does anyone have any advice as to when I should incorporate her into the new flock? Don't want her to get hypothermic outside. I'm also worried about the other chickens beating up on her. Though, they're all bantams- two silkies a cochin, and Marsi is a barred-rock/ silkie mix (I think.)
Thanks for the advice.