My 8, week old chicks have been outside for about 3 days. It has been 90-95* and today, around 2:30 it got real nasty. We (Vermont!) had a tornado warning and it was raining, hailing and the winds were gusting probably 20-40 MPH. The whole time my chicks were outside in their little chick-n-hutch (until I get my coop) When I got home I saw all of them foraging. PHEW Their backside is soaking wet though.