I currently have 2 older hens (about 4 or 5 years old and no longer laying) and I'm strongly considering getting a few babies this year so I can have eggs again. I would like to get 3 as I am eating a lot more eggs recently, and I can always sell or give away the extras. I live in a small duplex with a very large back yard. My appartment is only 500 square feet, but I have an attached garage. Would I be able to keep 3 chicks in a large storage bin with a heat lamp until they feather out? If not, would they be alright in my (unheated) garage in a larger container with a heat lamp once they are a little bigger. Like if I kept them inside in the smaller container for the first couple months, then move them to the garage for the last month or so? I live in Spokane, WA, so this time of year, it's still chilly, but getting warmer. Usually between 40 and 50 during the day. And in another 2 months it will be even warmer.