I'm debating whether to bring the chicks inside this afternoon. They are just over 6 weeks old and have their feathers in. They go out during the day most of the time unless the weather is bad. It's been around 65 during the days... tonight it's supposed to be 38-40... My Brother has invited us to a dinner and I'm curious if i can leave them outside for part of the night. Do you think it would be safe? I don't want to leave them indoors because we have a dog who has munched a baby chicken before. Any thoughts? I thought about locking the dog out but he's blind and diabetic and needs access to his food and stuff..he's mainly an indoor dog. EDIT**** They do have a coop with a house that has straw in it. I've had them for 6 weeks, when i got them they had just begun getting their feathers in as well.. I'm not sure on the age of them completely because i don't know how long it takes for them to get their feathers. I'll bring them in when i get home tonight, probably around 10ish, as well.