So, I am starting over this year with all new baby chicks. We would like to get six of them. I am wondering when the best time to buy them would be. I want to raise them outside in the chicken house this time. I can close off the hole to the run so they will just be inside. The house part of it is raised off the ground a few feet and is about 4 x 6. I will have the heat lamp set up in there. We live in eastern Washington and there is still snow on the ground, however, I have heard of people raising them outside in the garage and figure this would not be much different. I do have to open the door to check on them but as long as the wind is not howling when I do it I figure it would be ok and they would just huddle under the lamp after I left till it warmed up again. Last time I tried this I raised them inside in a plastic tote but they outgrew it so quickly and the dust got everywhere. Would it be ok to get them at the end of Feb/beginning of March? Or should I wait till April? I want to make sure they start laying this time before winter hits us again.