I have 3 bantam silkie hens and one bantam roo. A few things are happening and I have questions. Two hens were best buds with the roo and one was a loner always over in the corner by herself. I never saw them pick on her she just separated herself from them. Then the two hens started to brood, they have been on the nest for 8 days now. The loner has now become very close to the roo but at night she goes in and sits very close to the other two hens. Will this change the order of dominance. Will she be able to join in when they are done nesting? Also the two brooding hens are laying side by side on one nest with 3 eggs. Will this be a problem if they hatch; who's mama hen? It dipped below 45 degree last night so this morning I hooked up the heat lamp but stays in mid 70's during the day. Should I keep it on 24/7. They are nesting on the floor in the corner under a shelf on a hay nest with shavings on the floor the coop is 12x6. They have 24/7 grain/water/grit and access to a secure outside run from 6a-6p. The 2 hens came out this morning to pick at the grass a little then ran back in. I am hoping they will hatch these babies themselves, what are the chances? We are a rescue and we really don't promote breeding but I didn't have the heart to pull them off the nest once they were sitting. His name is Coco but the 3 hens little white balls of fuzzI can't tell apart so I haven't named them. Oh one more, question the roo is not a silkie what the heck do you think they will look like?