With the exception of the past 2 days here, it is still cold, so we still have the heat lamp on the chicks. I think they are a month old now. They have quite a few feathers but definitely not all. If I continue to use the lamp it is time to lower the temp again. But its only really needed at night. Will they be ok with it turned off during the day if its 80 degrees outside? They're inside the house, we don't use a/c. I also wanted to start giving them treats and if it stops raining let them out on the grass for a little bit so they start to get used to it (I'll put up a fence just so they can explore while I clean out their box. People will be watching them, etc. ) Anyway, will they start needing grit once I do that? And if I don't have actual grit yet, can they eat the sand out of a sandbox? Or should I wait until I have actual grit? And I guess this is the dumb question, but do are chickens only active during daylight? Their light burned out the other day and since it was hot, I didn't replace the bulb until bed. Well they slept most of the day. I gave them food and water and they kinda glanced at it and went back to sleep. So I thought maybe something was wrong with them, but when I put the bulb back in they popped right up and started running around and playing and eating, etc. I was just curious. Because then when do I need to open up their coop in the mornings? Do I need to let them loose at sunrise or can they wait until 7-8am? Thank you for your help.