So I picked up my Cochin Bantams today. I got a barred rooster, 2 black pullets & 1 blue pullet. Now the rooster was outside in an unheated, uninsulated coop type thing. So he is used to the cold, he is in my shed, with my free range bunny. The pullets though were in the mans basement. They are September 2010 hatch. Now I'm not really allowed to keep them in the house. I made up an excuse to my mom to let me keep them in the house till Monday. Would they be safe to go outside ? The breeder (?) told me I should wait till Spring. I can possibly get a heat bulb on Monday, so they could go in a guinea pig cage in our unheated tack room, with the heating lamp and blankets over the cage. Suggestions would be great ! Edit: It normally stays between 20 & 27. The shed is insulated. The water doesn't freeze solid most of the time, it just gets a layer of thin ice on top. There is no draft & you can feel a small temperature difference when you walk in there.