Now I know that it is still pretty chilly outside these days (frost two nights in a row last weekend, but a forecast of warm, more typical weather ahead) and that in my area the temps are still out of whack but the rest of the human flock want the chicks out of the house! I am trying my best to keep them in but I am fighting an uphill battle! Currently they are nice and cozy in a closed room with temps in the house hitting 70's(I find it uncomfortably hot in the house), with a heat lamp at night but that is getting turned off lately... actually getting too hot for the the chicks. The chicks are store purchased, so we are assuming they are two weeks going on to three? Totally not positive on ages... mixed breeds but they all have wing feathers and growing in their tail feathers. I am having an argument now that they need to get used to the cooler temps because they will be going outside soon. I am hoping they are still in agreement to move to the garage where they can have the heat lamp at night to keep warm when it gets chilly. There is no electricity to the coop for me to run a heat lamp. So I am guessing that the garage is the best go between. So my question is... How young is too young for outside living? or What temps are okay for the following conditions? They have a big well built coop that gets sun throughout the day, not drafty at all. There is a total of 11 chicks and two ducklings for body heat to keep each other warm. I've seen most say to wait for feathers, are we talking about fully and completely feathered? Or they have their wing feathers and starting with the rest. The garage runs about the same temps as outside but they will have a heat lamp there? I'm rambling with info now.... just want to make sure that I am correctly fighting to keep them in the house just a little bit longer! I don't want to lose any of my babies!