Hello All, I am new to the site and need some help. I have never raised any livestock of any kind and would like to raise some meat birds next year. I can get the chicks in may and june, but what I do not know is, should I raise them inside my basement for the full 7-8weeks or can I raise them outside in a coop with a heat lamp and brooder? I live in Maine and it can be cold at night 45F-55F in May and June. Also, can you rasie the CX with Rhode Island Red chicks? Aka, Butcher the CX at 8 weeks and keep the RIR's in the coop for eggs later?