I have 4 Golden Cockoo Marans and 16 Buffs that are currently in a 2 x 6 brooder. I live in deep south Texas and the night temps are mid 50's at the coldest and usually run around upper 60's. With the current peeps, this makes the third time to raise babies, but this is the 1st time I had surviving birds from the previous year. The first year I only had 3 hens and 3 Roos and they all got killed by Hawks or a large cat. The second batch I bought 8 hens and was given 2 Roos, I am down to 2 laying Hens (Reds). I was wondering if there is any thing I should do to introduce them? In the past I would just take the peeps from the brooder and put them in the Coop/Run and get them in there for 3 or 4 nights so they know where home is. FYI, my previous brooder was a converted Dog house with a run that had a light. This year my brooder is on the back porch, and since I got the peeps earlier than before. These peeps have not been outside as of yet.