I have three chicks ( 5 week old and  3 week old) that are quickly outgrowing their brooder. I'd say we've got another two or three weeks tops before they are done being closed in a box all day. The problem is (other than the coop isn't done yet) that it's HOT outside here! We are in triple digit heat on a daily basis. The plans for their run include covering the whole top of it with shade cloth and then fronds from our big palm tree than needs to be trimmed so it'll be shaded for sure, but it's still hot. I took the girls outside just a bit ago (with water and cold tomato and watermelon for treats none of which they touched) for their very first time and they didn't even last 5 minutes before they were panting open mouthed. Now I'm going to guess part of that was being stressed since they had no idea what was going on or why they were out of their brooder, but still. Does anyone have tips on acclimating them to the hot outside before they move out permanently? I'd hate to move them out and they all die from being overheated. Do I start taking them out in the mornings before it gets too hot so they get used to being outside then work on taking them out a little later as the day heats up? Is there a better way? I know we can keep them outside here, lots of people do, I just don't know how we get them used to being there before we kick 'em out. Thanks for any and all help!