i have never had baby chicks so i am not sure how to transition them from the box with the lamp in it. it is apparent that they need more room now (4-silkie bantams; 4 packing peanut roosters) and i was thinking of a large box with a screened top. how long do i keep them in that? when do i let them see daylight? they have been in the garage for 3 weeks. should i give them short roosting poles now? how old before i can put them with the other hens i have? seemed easier to have adults only, but it is such fun to watch them grow and explore!