Hello all... as some of you know i have almost 4 week old babies.. BS..RIR..NEW HAMP.. BLACK AUS.. I had them in a pool and when they got a wee bit bigger i added card board around the inside of the pool, it all worked great.. The since i had a ferret / whelping play pen laying around they have that now topped with chicken wire.. They will be 4 week sold on the 9th.. and i am thinking of taking them and the pen and setting it out side in the coop.. with their night time red lamp of course.. but leaving them in the pen for now.. opening the door during the day and stuff.. I just ordered 25 more chicks.. Americana so the pool will be their home working way up to the cardboard around that to the pen.. Do you think that will be ok? should i just let them out with the pen in the coop. I know i need to leave them in there for 3 days before letting them out so they know its their new home.. but i was thinking 4 weeks is just to early for that.. i dunno , i sure would welcome your ideas and thoughts... also i still have no clue what my free chick was, i called McMurry and they told me that they do not send out a straight run, it is in fact a mix of males and females.. his or her comb isn't as big as my females and its smaller then the rest of the chicks, the chip munk colour is gone and its gray now with a very light white barred on his wings but its so faint..and so fine.. Everyone here is getting so attached his or her name is leggs when we first got them he or she has the longer legs lol.. i sure it isn't a he cause i will have to get rid of him if that is the case..