I am very new to this. I got 5 chicks one week ago. They were supposed to be 1-1 1/2 weeks old then. I have kept them in the laundry room and they seem to be doing very well. I have been reading about keeping a light on them at temperatures of 80-85 degrees. I have been keeping the house furnave on at night but it is not 80 degrees in here. Do they really need this extra warm temperature? If it is a comforable temperature in my house, isn't that enough? I am not comfortable keeping a light on them. I am afraid I will have it too hot. I have had them 1 week and they seem fine. should I be able to tell if htey are too cold? I would like to let them outside for a while in the day. The ouside temperature is about 70 degrees. My coop is not built yet and I can only imagine how worried I will be when they go outside by themselves. Is this extra warm temperature so they will survive or does it have something to do with their development? Thank you.