So my dad hired landscaping people this morning (still here) and one of them has chickens and ours have been outside for a few days now and apparently he said that he's worried about them (ours) and doesn't think they'll make it through the winter. He says they have to have really good feathers. Well, mine look fully feathered to me? And I know people do put them outside young but now I'm worried. They turned 8 weeks old today. They look fluffy enough but they do look sort of small in terms of body size and body fat and everything. Should I put them back in the garage for the winter or will they be okay? If I put them in the garage we could clean more of it and make a much bigger area than the brooder and then either bring them back and forth to the dog kennel again or just let them free range. I don't think the garage is much warmer than the coop though but I don't know, I'm worried now. I thought they would be fine but what if not? We're in MA and this winter will probably be bad again when it finally hits but by then they'll be even older. I don't know, what do you guys think?