I have five 5 week old chicks. I moved them outside permanently about 1.5 weeks ago. (Its been really warm here so I did it a little early!) This is my first flock and I have a couple questions. First, the last week its been really hot, well over 100 during the day cooling down to around 80 at night. I don't let them free range during the day, but the run is a good size and there is plenty of shade for them. But, every time I go to check on them they are all panting. I know they're too hot, but I'm not sure what to do for them. Other than the panting they are all acting fine. They are eating and drinking and pooping normally. I've been putting ice in their water but other than that I don't know. Do I need to do anything? Second, I let them out in the yard for an hour or so in the evenings. As soon as the sun goes down they all hundle together outside my garage door (which is where I kept the brooder). How do I get them to recognize the coop as their new home and not the garage? It takes me forever to get them rounded up and back in the coop! Lastly, my coop is about 3 ft off the ground and there is an attached run. The girls won't go up the ramp into the coop by themselves. If I put them in there, they will stay there all night and be out in the run when I check them in the morning. If I let them, they will huddle together on one of the 2X4's that frame in the run. What can I do so that they go up into the coop at night. I do have a roost in there. I'm sorry this post is so long! I'd appreciate any help, I'm learning as I go!