Hi! I'm Lisa and still learning how to navigate this site and forum! Long story short, I picked up my 4 chicks on June 2, 2016, a Buff Orpington, Rhode Island Red, Ameraucana (all 5 weeks old), and Light Brahma (6 weeks old). They have the been the sweetest hens and I raised them in the home until tonight! I'm already a nervous wreck and now I rely on my new found family here on BYC to help me get through these sleepless nights. I have a double layer of protection (I hope it works). I chicken wired all the gaps to the kennel where I put the coop in this evening before it got dark. My heart was breaking when it got dark and the girls started to cry and huddle in a corner on bottom of coop (is this normal)?....I felt they were exposed so I just went out to set the large tote that they slept in at night when they were in the house. I hope they can remember where to go where they'll feel safe at night. I'm not going to be able to sleep! I'm now catching up with pics - from pick up at the feed store, name day, figuring out where they will sleep, keeping them comfortable, feeding, first selfies, first day out doors, run/coop in the making and first night outdoors! I'll add more pics of timeline to an album for sharing! Please send me pointers, do's and don'ts!