Weather 40s /60s age about five weeks. Thought.....thought.....putting up a big cardboard box on the floor with a nice light (anchored twice per suggestions on the forum) and put my little girls into their new home. Nice and warm in the box inside the coup. Deep litter flooring no less. It worked pretty good all day. Checked on them constantly. Now, they are fairly tame....fairly.....they walk up in the brooder to my outstretched hand and peck as the little goodies. Some like their little necks rubbed and a couple will step onto my hand when I push it under them and play airplane with me. We all get along but it isn't a big love fest. Mostly they tolerate me and treat me as staff. About 9:30pm I went out to check on them for the last time and all of them ran to me...ran, and started jumping on me. SAVE ME! SAVE ME! they chirped with a hint of desperation. One tried to climb up me. I was weak, helpless. I put them back in the cat carrier and back into the house and "home" into their brooder. Glad I didn't take it down. Then they all piled on top of one another for a while, despite the warm temperature for a few minutes. I did something wrong. They say around here on the forum that 6 weeks is the date. Some say "oh just put up a light". Me, I'm waiting for the 6 week mark. I suspect the weeks and outside temperature mean it's all different as to when or how to take them outside permanently. I don't know. I did something wrong. Raising chickens from scratch is not as easy as one would think.