We are not yet ready to put the baby chicks in their coop because it's not yet finished, so for now, they are in a brooder inside the house. I'd like to get them acclimated to outdoors as soon as possible so when the coop is finished, they will be ready (and so will I). I do have a small wrench in my plans that worries me a little bit. We are supposed to go on vacation---just for two nights---on the 11th of June (through the 13th of June). I was hoping to have the chicks living in the coop by then, but I'm really not sure whether that's possible or not. Our chicks are just a few days old, I think, downy still and so sweet. They are getting their feathery wings and I can see some tail feathers starting on one of them. They are the ones pictured in my avatar if that helps at all. The photo was taken yesterday (Sunday, May 20). Anyway--our weather is pretty warm, but no telling what it will be like in June. This past week as seen daily temps of between 75 and 95, and nightly temps between 45-55. I have a few questions whose answers might help me get a picture in my mind of how to work this move for my chicks. *Given our regular present temps, when would I be able to move the chicks outside? (when they have all their feathers, some...?) *Right now I have a 125 watt lamp for them, but should I purchase a 250 watt lamp for when we move them outdoors? *Would you recommend that I keep them in my brooder while we are on vacation? I have a friend who will come care for our bunnies and chicks while we are gone, so they won't be completely alone and uncared for. *Is there anything else I need to know? Thanks in advance!