Hi all! We had to relocate our favorite frizzled rooster this summer, and were given some eggs from the farmer who took him to try for some offspring. (my kids wanted to keep him, but he was as accurate as a clock and MUCH louder! It was a hard choice) I have eggs set to hatch soon! the first week of December they will be about 8 weeks. We're going to need some space for that Christmas tree and I'd like to get them out of my kitchen ASAP I'm hoping to move them out to the coop (probably separated from my 2 hens, who will be about 9 months then,somehow) but I'm nervous about a heat lamp in the coop, and I would rather acclimate the older chickens to the cold rather than heat the whole coop My questions are: what are my options for keeping them warm? can I use a heat pad or something to provide heat if they need it without heating the whole coop? (the ecoglow is expensive, is there anything else?) How early can I move them out? we're only keeping 3 or 4, should I keep more for the winter so that they can keep each other warm? Thanks for your help!!!