I'm fairly new to chickens and hatching eggs so bare with me!
About a week ago one of my silkie hens went broody (for the first time since I've had her), and has been sitting on a single infertile egg. I wanted to give incubating a go so I bought some silkie eggs online and I'm awaiting their arrival (should be tomorrow!). I kind of wanted to give some of them to my hen and allow her to hatch them, however I'm in NH and it's now November so it gets very cold. The inside of my coop is actually in my garage, so it stays pretty warm, and we're working on an addition to the inside that will be heated with lamps just in case it starts to get cold they will have a particularly warm spot to go to.
Will my hen be able to hatch some eggs even though we're going into winter, or should I just put them all in the incubator? I would really like to see her be able to hatch, but I don't know if it's worth the risk!