ok, we let a broody OEGB hatch an egg. The egg hatched right before Halloween. So the chick is about 8 weeks old now. chick is doing VERY well, feathered out fast (it is a mutt of Banty Cochin and LF EE). We are pretty sure chick is a rooster. We would like to keep him (even though we already have a rooster). We want/need to move chick and mama outside b/c our cage is getting too small fast b/c the chick is SO big! We have had some pretty cold nights out here, but we do have a heater lamp set up to use in the coop at night when it is REALLY cold (freezing or below). The coop is VERY large and we currently only have 7 chickens out there (2 are bantys). so my questions are: is 8wks getting old enough to move the chick outside? and: any suggestions on how to introduce the OEGB and chick into the flock and what extra precautions I need to take since the chick is a roo? (we free range, have a large coop and no real competition for resources, so they roo's can keep thier distance...). Thanks!