Last week at 3 weeks old I took my 8 chicks outside for good. There in the run/coop area by themselves because these are the only birds we have at this point. They seem to love it. I got lucky with the weather this spring highs in upper 70's and lows only in 50's. I leave a light in the coop on at night for them. They have figured out how to use there ladder walk to get in and out and also there water system with poultry nipples. i have realized there pretty good at figuring things out. The only thing is every night I have to go out right at the edge of dark to physically place them in the coop. They have not quite figured that out yet to go in at dark. They just all huddle up in the corner of the pen! Also they have feathered out ALOT in the 4 days they have been outside. Anyone have a trick to teaching them to go nighty-night in the coop when it gets dark or will simply continuing to put them in myself teach them. Thanks guys.