I did some research on this forum and on the net, but have a mess in my mind now what to do with my first ever chickens. Lets start from the beginning. I don't have chickens yet. I am building chicken coop this weekend and was planning to get 2-3 Black Jersey Giant and 2-3 Rhode Island Red. I live in San Francisco Bay Area and we have a very mild winter. Do you think I should still wait for the spring time to get my chicks? I will be purchasing chicks either from local farm or online. Ether way I think chicks well be at least 3-4 weeks old. What do I need to take care of the 4 weeks old chicks? For how long do I keep them in the box with the heat lamp? When can I put them into coop? What temperature would be too cold for them? Thanks.