Hey All...I'm a new chicken Mama here. Just took in 9, 12 week old chicks 4 buff orpington, and 5 ameraucana's. They were being fostered by a farmer and my husband and I decided to take them in. We built a beautiful coop and they seem pretty happy...although a little confused. We picked them up last night, kept them in the coop most of the day to get used to it and spent the last three hours of the sun out in the run with my kids. We've had them a day and I'm already attached. I've been stalking the boards here for a while now and feel okay about them being out in the unheated coop, but on a night like this when it is 15 degrees and windy....ugh, it kills me!! They are all huddled up in the corner of the coop (thats how they slept in their old coop) taking turns being in the middle. Soo CUTE!! Anyway, if anyone has any advice on info on either kinds of chickens that I've acquired, please feel free to drop me a line.