Our chicks aren't even hatched yet but my head is spinning with questions. I get my chicks in a week and a half and have a large plastic container waiting for them. (harware cloth on top with a heat lamp. My question is, how soon can they be moved to a coop and pen? The coop will be 8 x 12 and the pen is 50 x 50, welded wire with hardware cloth along the bottom. We're adding netting over the top to keep the hawks out. I've been reading posts here for about a month and you guys are the best. I've already learned so much but have such a long way to go.