I put them outside for good? they enjoyed spending three days outside... it was nice and sunny, they had siblings to nuzzle on, and lots of hay to hide under.... they seemed good.... but now all these threads mention a lightbulb for 60 days? And it snowed, so I got my PJ-ed bum outside and started getting chicks inside and onto a heating pad (underneath their platic box... not directly on them) Two died outside (Apprently I wasn't fast enough, or they were just sick, because the rest seemed good) and I lost a third two days later. (That one WAS weak... but the feed store man said it was healthy enough to be with the other chicks.) I feel almost like a bad chicken mommy.... but all of them are at least a week old, and I've actually lost more chicks INSIDE (Five have died inside, two outside) than when they are out in the sunshine. Is it safe for them to go out in the yard now? They are in a sheltered water tank, with losts of fresh hay and feed and water. If not, am i going to have to get to work guilting my mother into buying a lamp? What kind of lamp? None of my other chicks have gotten a lamp.... We never knew we needed one.