Our house was starting to stink so we decided to put the chicks outside. They're about 6 weeks old and pretty much have all their feathers in. We put them outside with the older hens but they're in a separate cage within the coop. The temperature during the day is at least 65 degrees. We've set up a heat lamp to turn on at night. Will they be okay outside? I'm worried about them at night but the heat lamp will protect them, right? I read that they can be introduced to the older hens at 16 weeks. We're making the coop bigger so it can fit all of them but it won't be done for another month. Is it good that they'll be able to get to know each other but not be in the same coop?