I'm afraid that if someone asks my kids this question, they won't quite know how to answer. At this moment, I have 12 chicks in my front room. 5 are around 5-6 weeks old, and the others are nearly a week old. Even though I'm changing the bedding every day, it's starting to smell in here. I knew I'd have this going in, so I'm patient about the circumstances, but on the other hand, I would like to transition them as soon as it's safe to do so. I'm trying to decide at what point can I put them outside? I'm selling three of the older ones, so that will help matters a little, but when can I move the other two to the regular coop without endangering them to the elements? It gets under 30 degrees at night here most nights. My adult chickens were all killed last fall (don't worry, I've fixed the problem that made them vulnerable to predators), so they'd be getting the coop and run to themselves. I don't have heat out there, though I could run an extension cord and get a brooder light with a heat light bulb.