I hope that we made the right decision. We have 8 chicks that are about 4 1/2 weeks old and going nuts in the box in the house. Everytime I lift the screen up they are trying to jump up and fly out. I can't even refill their water. We take them out when we can but there is really no where for them to go except the bathroom floor. My house stinks on the main floor! So the kids and I finished the hardware wire on the coop today and they went out this afternoon. We had plans to bring them in this evening but just didn't have the heart to put them back in the box after they had a taste of getting to move around. So about 7pm we decided they would stay out. Their top level with the solid walls and roosting areas isn't done yet. But we put their box in the coop on its side and I did put the heat lamp out there. Although it doesn't seem to be heating much since it is pretty out in the open. They are walking all around though---not huddling and seem fine. The temp is 73 degrees out right now. Please tell me my babies will be ok. I keep checking on them and it is 11:30pm now. I am paranoid I will see a coon stalking them. Even though I am confident they are secure, I just don't want them freaked out. They didn't seem upset by the dogs and cat outside the wire. But still, I worry.