My eight 7-week old babies spent their first night outside in the big coop last night. It was pretty rough getting them to settle down. After I closed up the door and they realized they weren't going for their ride back into the house, there was a lot of distressed peeping and horrified looks. Three of them settled down on the roosts fairly quickly, but the other five were acting like I was killing them. :-( I finally sat down in the coop with them so they could snuggle on my lap - it took about an hour for them all to settle down. Then I gently piled them in the corner with their fleece snuggy. We bought one of those sound & video baby monitors with nightime IR vision, and put it up on the coop wall. It was very reassuring for us chick-parents to be able to see them all night. And when one of them jumped off the roost and was wandering around in the dark at 2am, I could see it and go out to put her back. We predator-proofed the coop within an inch of its life, so they should be safe, but it's sure nice to know I'll be able to hear anything out of the ordinary and go investigate.