I just received my six new chicks almost four weeks ago. They are in the coop with a heating lamp on at night. I live in Northern California so it's been in the fifties at night. I have a RIR, WL, BR, EE, BO, and an Australorp. I mainly picked these for their hardiness and proficient egg laying. I am very excited to get eggs but right now just having fun watching them grow and play. Well, maybe not play but just being chickens. They love the green tops of my carrots. Just a lot of fun.