We had chicks in the winter and the spring. By now tho they are laying , are outside roaming our small fenced in yard. I am wanting some more chicks that will be laying in about 6 months from now. My only issue with getting chicks now is that its 100 degrees outside at the moment. How on earth am i going to raise baby chicks with the temps this high?! Also, how old will they need to be before i put them with my other chickens in the yard?