My chicks were started inside in a brooder in my office. The chicken dust was starting to cause some allergy problems for me, so I came up with something that allowed me to get them outside into the coop. The chicks are 2 1/2 weeks old so they need to have a place that will warm them up to about 80-85 degrees. I know they can take lower temps in short spurts if they are active (like if they were with mom). So I came up with the warming hut. They run around in their section of the coop, then go in the hut to warm up. They got the hang of it right away, and the first night, they went right in and so far it is working great. I do have to raise and lower the lamp, but that's not a problem in my situation. Our weather has, fortunately, been pretty stable with lows around 40-42 degrees. This is my third year raising chicks, and this is almost as easy as having a broody raise them!