I live in Colorado, in a place where in my coat in my brother's car, I am literally shaking. There is usually some snow on the ground in the winter, not a lot of wind, and usually just very cold air. The coop and chicks have not arrived yet (I'm actually building the coop.) They will probably get here around August 20th, and as for the coop, I was going to do a simple 24 square foot A - frame for 6 chickens. It will be able to be completely shut off from the run, which is pretty big, and is half covered. There is a 0% possibility I can get heat in the coop, but there will be lots of nice straw and I can put up cardboard around the walls (plywood.) At what age would chickens (cochin, wyandotte, andalusian, and EE) be able to move to the flock as a group? I was initially thinking late October/early November, but at that time, usually I'm in a hoodie every day! I'd be concerned that a 5ish week old flock raised in my garage and house would freeze. The time I can keep them in the house is very limited, as my HOA has little tolerance for chickens being on my lot (the chicks are moving just down the street to a farm where they are allowed). Is putting them out at 6 weeks okay?