My first question, as it is worrying me most, is about my 5 chicks eating grass. 1. I put them outside into a small coop about 1 week ago. They don't peck at it bit by bit like i thought they would, they tear up long strip of it and toss it back like how we eat spaghetti! I raised them from a week old myself and just suspected it is because they had no mother hen to copy. Is this harming them? Whenever i notice one has a piece hanging out of her mouth, that she can't get with her feet, I take it out myself. Sometimes it's a good few inches long!! What can I do about this...? My second question, is about heat in the coop. 2. I'd love to let nature do it's thing when they go to bed. But it's cold! They are all huddled up and only 5 weeks old, bless them. It was lovely and sunny here - warm for the first few days they were out, i actually was sitting in the garden on a sun-chair with them! The sun has gone now and although it isn't frosty anymore. I'm worried about their health. Should I use artificial heat in the coop at night? (if it helps, I live in Isle of Skye, Scotland, so it gets very chilly) 3. Lastly, one of the chickens is very scared of me and has been ever since i got her. She is a very beautiful Rhode Rock. Is this okay? The slightest hand movement startles her if it's close to her and she makes one hell of an argument if i pick her up . At first i though it could be something wrong with her, and it maybe hurts her to pick her up. But she pecks about quite happily with the others and seems perfectly healthy... Anything i can do to be friends? I tried treats, she takes them and speeds off. I'd love to not be seen as just a big scary monster! Thanks for any help! Oh, and ps. will the neighbours cats be a problem? We don't get foxes in our town so i'm not worried about anything wild except eagles and buzzards and whatnot. I'm just worried that the chicks aren't big enough to defend themselves against a cat yet.. Thanks again!!