Hello BYC friends. We are new to raising chickens - and we're excited about it. . Facts: •We live in North Texas •Chicks age: 6 weeks •Coop: half of an Old storage Shed for roosting. 1/3 of the shed has been allocated for the roosting chickens. Also, attached to the side of the shed, is a dog kennel (10' x 10') wide- which is outdoors. Question: We were wondering when we could let our chicks begin living outside? They have been brooding indoors since they were 2 weeks old. Since we have a warmer climate here... Could they begin staying outdoors in their coop? Or, do we need to wait another two weeks? Our concern... Stunted growth. We have 8 golden sex linked chicks brooding in an extra large dog crate. The poor girls probably feel cramped.