My local feed store is selling 2 week old straight run chicks. I plan on using all I have learned on BYC to *TRY* my best and pick out pullets. ha ha, right? So, my question is: I live in Florida, where it is mighty hot day and night. My garage maintains a temperature of about 90 degrees during the day and about 85 at night. I understand that 2 week old chicks are not "strong enough" to be outside all day and night, and wondered if my garage would be a suitable temperature? If so, Should there be a fan for ventilation?? And is 8 weeks the absolute youngest that you can put chicks outside in their permanent home? Maybe it would be better for me to find someone selling 2 month olds..... I'm certain I wont be able to convince my husband to let me keep chicks in the house, which is why I'm considering my garage as an alternative.