Yes, I HOPE to have a colorful basket! Had to put my SBEL's out a little prematurely. It "feels like 20" here according to weather news, and they have no heat in their totally enclosed coop. There's a total of 13 chicks (not all SBEL's) in the coop. Half are 4 weeks old and the other half are 3 weeks old. Don't have an ideal place to put them back inside house as I think the ones inside are only 2 weeks old. The outside ones seem significantly larger and I don't want anyone getting squished. I did put a big juice bottle filled with hot water right in their "den" area. They huddle, they go out around in the coop and wander, most of them puffed. Have some SLO's in there too, but I'm thinking of putting them all in the tub for a day LOL. Supposed to get down to 17 tomorrow night!! Eeeks
I can relate. The first night I had them in the coop I did not sleep at all!! I just knew they would all be dead when I went out in the morning. LOL they did fine though. It got down to 17 a few nights later but I didn't know it until morning. I did have a heat lamp in there for them but they didn't seem to care. Here's a photo of how I had my coop sectioned off for the kindergarten pen so they could see each other but not kill each other.