I just bought some random mixed breed chicks from a guy the other day. They are a couple weeks old I'm guessing. They have feathers on their wings. They were only $1 a piece so I bought all he had..20 lol. Anyway he had them in a pen in his barn with no heat lamp. I live in Florida and it's hot here! I think it maybe gets down to 70 at night. I have them in a 3x4 rabbit hutch outside now. Are they going to be alright without a heat lamp? I have one that I could put out there with an extension cord, but I have 6 buff orps and 6 barred rocks coming from ideal probably tomorrow, so I'll need it for them. That's another question...I'll be brooding these ladies outside in a shed..that lamp on them coupled with how hot it already is outside is going to make them pretty dang hot isn't it? Keeping them inside is not really an option as I have dogs and cats inside, plus a 3 year old that would not leave them alone if I kept them inside. I brooded some other chicks in the shed, but it was wintertime so they were fine. I guess I'll just have to watch the thermometer and see how hot they are with the heat lamp on them.