Hi there! New city-chick mom here in Bay Area, CA. (One Barr Rock and 2 black sex links) We got our babes one month ago and think they are now bet 6-7 weeks old. They just moved outside into their permanent home. It got into the 40's the first night and I had a light in with them for warmth, on a timer. Tonight the lows will be in the mid-50's. Question 1): Do they need the light anymore for heat? They have lots of grown-up feathers and huddle together on the top rung in the coop. Question 2): Gail Damerow talks about lighting pullets that have been hatched bet Aug- Mar to delay their laying maturity. Can't we just have them on the normal daylight - these days letting them out of the coop around 9am (when its warmer) and lockdown at 7p (dusk.) Is this too much light for them? The coop is dark - no windows yet. Thanks for your help. BTW this forum is a marvelous resource!