Hi everyone! Hope all is well. I have a weird situation. I've been brooding 4 chicks inside in a HUGE kennel with mama heating pad and sometimes a heat lamp. They are at a constant 80-85 degree temp. The chicks are now seven weeks old and more than ready to go outside. I've only kept them inside due to the EXTREME heat here in Texas. (100+temps) I was trying to wait until September when the weather cools off slightly. I knew that if I took them from there constant 80-85 degree brooder to the terrible 100+ temps outside that they would likely die from the heat extremes. So my question is this..... How long can I keep them in the brooder safely? They are quickly out growing it. They now have about 2 feet of space each. How low should the outside temps be before I let them outside? One of my main concerns is that I was going to put them out in the chicken run still in the kennel for about a week to let the other older chickens get to know them. I didn't want them to over heat in the kennel. Is that the best way to go about this? I'm looking for advice on ALL of this! Thanks so much for your help! Take care!