I am getting more chicks soon!!! I can't wait!!! We have 5 already, and we're getting 5 or 6 more pullets. I haven't decided on the breeds yet (I have another post on that one...), but I will figure that out later. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=130079 This is where my wish list is. Any ides are appreciated.) So, I have a few questions. The faster I get the answers, the sooner I can go get my chicks!!! 1) How long can they stay in their cardboard box brooder? 2) When can they go outside? (I live in MA, BTW.) 3) Where do I put them between the times of brooder and in the coop with the big girls? (Any pictures??) 4) How do I finally incorporate them with the big girls??? 5)We have a rooster. Does this make a difference? 6) What age do they go in with the big flock? I know there are a lot of questions, but I don't want to mess it up! Any help or pictures would be very helpful!!!