Hey everybody, we just received our very first chickens - a batch of 25 meaties (Cornish Giants I think?; the standard hatchery fare). The weather has been quite nice outside lately and I'm wondering when they will be able to move into a chicken tractor? Can anyone point me to a link or resource that says how to transition the chicks from their brooder box to a tractor? Also, our instructions (came with the chicks) talked about reducing hours of light by 1/2 hour a day - I'm supposed to get up in the middle of the night and turn off their heat lamp for 1/2 hour? I really don't get this. It says to do this until they are receiving 8 - 10 hrs of dim light a day. This makes no sense to me since they will soon be living outside in a tractor and I can't control the daylight! I think it's time I bought a chicken book.