In my inexperience with raising chicks, I thought, 'Oh, I'll keep them inside until they're eight weeks old, they should be ready to go outside by then!' I hadn't counted on the fact that they grow so darn fast! I mean, it's like they double in size weekly! Right now they are only five weeks, and almost outgrowing the huge brooder I bought for them just a small while ago! I let them outside when it's nice, but always bring them in after a few hours. They are Buff Orpingtons and Rhode Islands. Are they ready to live outside permanently at this age? It usually doesn't dip below 40 degrees at night now, and they definitely almost have all their feathers in. Another thing I'm concerned about is the wind speeds...they get up to ten to fifteen here, and the chicks don't seem to have a problem so far, but I thought I'd mention it. I know I'm probably being over cautious, but I just wanted to verify this beforehand. Thanks for any advice!