I have 4 chicks that are 11 weeks old. They are outgrowing the brooder I have for them inside but I'm afraid to move them out because they seem to have a harder time with the heat than my 4 full grown hens. I've read about the method to introduce chicks into a flock, keeping them in sight but protected from the older ladies. I am uncertain about a couple things and would like some advice and ideas! 1. My coop is too small to put an enclosed area inside with even the same amount of space as the brooder, let alone more. I do have a small enclosed area outside the coop but it's TINY. I can't decide if keeping the chicks separated in that area defeats the purpose of putting them in the hen's sight, since it's outside the coop and they don't spend much time there during the day. 2. It is VERY hot in Arizona for the next 3 months and keeping the chicks in the coop through the day is not an option. Should I bring them back inside during the day or is there a good way to keep them protected from the hens outside during the day? (my hens free range in the back yard during the day, we don't have problems with most predators in my area but I have seen a few birds of prey that may try to take a chick...) Any help you could provide would be wonderful, and if you need clarification on anything just let me know, explaining things over the internet is tough sometimes. Thank you!