Loupan from New Zealand asked about keeping her five week old chicks outside at night (it is summer over there). It is winter here but I live in the desert- probably gets down to about 36-40 at night. Sometimes right at 32 degrees F. Daytime it is usually in the 50s, sometimes 60s. Anyway, my 6-week-old 14 Swedish Flower Hens are divided up in two wooden boxes in my house. I clean them and put fresh shavings in almost everyday but frankly it doesn't help all that much with the smell. Also, they seem to want to get out and run around- they do exactly that when I open the top to feed or play with them. In short, I'd really like to get them out of the house, but only if they can handle it. Should I put the boxes in the coop or the run with heat lamps inside the boxes? Or just a couple heat lamps in the coop, close to the ground? Or should I keep them inside until a certain age? I have two Marans and two Easter Eggers out therein the coop. Are the older hens likely to hurt the young birds? Any insight would be appreciated. Thanks!