The last time i raised chicks was when i was gifted meat chicks. This year i have decided to start raising chicks again. But this time im going for egg layers. So i have a few questions and am opened to any advice yall can give! 1.) When do the chicks go outside? I have heard anywhere from 3-4 weeks to 13 weeks. The last time we had them since Jan. So they had 3-4 months and were fully feathered. 2.) Should i put them out for a few hours, then a day, then a night, ect or put them out for good? Like i said before they were fully feathered so they went out for good! 3.) I have a rabbit hutch that my girls are in for now. Once they get their bigger coop in a few weeks i am wanting to clean that out for the chicks. Is that a good place for them? It has a small lower ground part and inside. Can the chicks go up and down the ladder? And can they be in there until its time to join my big girls? 4.) I have bamtams now and want to get more bantams and a few normal size girls. So is there anything different between bantam chicks and big chicks? Should they be able to go outside together, eat together, ect? 5.) This one is more of a suggestion. What is best to put the chicks in while they are inside? We did a wire cage with newspaper and to this day theres a rectangle where the cage was. And lastly 6.) If im wanting 4 new birds by the end of this how many chicks would yall suggest i get? I know i got lucky the first time not loosing any and they are sensitive the first few weeks. I know this is a lot! Any advice or answered yall can give me would be grestly appreciated! I just want to do this right and have happy healthy chicks!