I have 13 chicks that are fully feathered (from what I can tell) they only have like maybe one or two little strands of their fluff sticking out between their feathers on their heads only. The weather during the day is in the mid to upper 50's (at least for this week, it's warming up later) and I'm wondering if I can put them in the coop. I don't have any heat lights out there, only two 60 watt bulbs in the ceiling. Do you think it'd be okay??? I also ended up with 7 more than are a little younger, they don't have head feathers yet but they've got all the rest, and I'm wondering if they can go out too since they'd have the combined heat of 20 birds total. I've noticed that some of the younger birds and almost all the older birds are staying as far away from the heat light as possible, so I think that might be a good sign, but being terribly new at this I don't want to make a fatal mistake. I'm also wondering what scratch is. I've heard a lot of different things, but where better to find the answer than a chicken forum?? LOL! Is it the stuff called "Fancy Scratch Grains" from the feed store? (Forgive me if that's a really stupid question, which I get the feeling it is....) and if so I just throw some of it in their yard and inside the coop to get them to stir the litter up, right??? Hmmmm....I'm pondering my mental store of dumb questions....oh yeah, grit. For grit I was told that sand would suffice, even for chicks, and I'm not sure how to use it. Some people say throw it in the yard, others say mix it in the food....which way is the best??? Or does it not matter??? Okay, I'm done asking questions (at least for now)....Thanks!