I live in upper East Tennessee. Our nights are 20's -40's, and days are same, today has been near 70. I have a well insulated chicken house that houses 7 hens and rooster. There is a pen inside the house I plan to put the chicks in. It has a light but no heat. How old will they need to be to stay out there and make it? I am making an artificial hen out of a clay pot and lightbulb that they will be able to huddle to for warmth. I hesitate to use the heatlamp bulb out there. A fire would be devastating. Some are still acting funny and I thought about moving the hardy ones out there and keeping the weaker acting ones in for a few days. I just don't want to move them out there too soon. They're not a problem in the room they are in but they are growing so they seem crowded and I think they would love the room to play in. They are 3-4 weeks old and getting fluffy.