Two years ago we got some chickens.... unfortunately they did not survive my foster walker hound. We got a few more last year to replace them and for some reason they did not make it through the winter.... I'm guessing I didn't have the coop free from drafts when it snow here. Well, we have a nice coop just sitting in the back yard. We kept talking about not getting any more, even though I was wanted them, but didn't want to push it on hubby. Well on Saturday he said that since we are trying to stay in the house for a little while longer than what we were thinking a few months ago (we are military) that he would like to go ahead and get some more. I had found a guy that had some 9-12 week olds. I e-mailed, I called, no answer. Called again today and the number was disconnected. So I stopped by the feed store and then had babies.... like 3-4 day old hens and the roosters are a little bit older. I just fell in love instantly! I got 4 females and 1 male. Of course didn't really think the whole housing situation through all the way. I don't think they can go outside yet. Its in the 90's during the day, but only 68-72 at night. Any opinions? Is it at least safe to put them out during the day. I have a coop with an attached A-frame roof, so hawks are not going to be able to swoop down and get them. Any advice/opinions would be greatly appreciated.