My chicks will be a month old at the end of this week, which is the time we anticipate finishing the coop/run. If I put a heat lamp out there, could they at least spend their days out there? We live in Putnam, NY. Upper 50's during the day, significantly colder at night. I don't mind having them in the house. But they're definitely outgrowing their brooder. And we live in a small house, so they're in the bedroom. DH? Not amused much. I'm trying to placate him... "But honey, they're sooo cute! And such good entertainment for the kids!" "They're noisy. And that red light bothers me. And I feel like they're watching me all the time."