Our 4 bantam chicks are 2.5 weeks old now. For the last few days we've taken them in the backyard to explore. They love it. They run around, forage and test their wings. We've been taking them out for about 30 minutes, twice a day (supervised). Yesterday we let them into their run for a few minutes to check it out. I say "run" but it's just a really small enclosed area attached to their coop... when they're full-grown they'll be allowed to free-range for most of the day in our backyard. The coop is right next to our back patio, so we sat out there while they spent a few minutes checking it out. Today I let them run around the yard, then put them in their run. They were out there for about 45 minutes. At first (while I was out there) they were wandering around, but once I went inside to make lunch, they huddled together and started peeping really loudly. We live in Florida and our weather is in the 80s right now, so they shouldn't be cold. Are they scared of being alone out there? We don't plan to put them outside full-time for several weeks, but how do we acclimate them to being outside? Should we put them out in their run for a little while every day and gradually increase the time? Can you tell I'm a first-timer?