It's cold here ... in the 30s, and this crazy banty had been sleeping in the barn, or so I thought. Yesterday she shows up with 5 tiny chicks! OMG The chicks seem fine, but I can't imagine they are going to thrive in this cold weather (they all free-range). Unfortunately, I"m traveling a lot for work this month, or I'd bring them inside the house and put them in a brooder now. I've called some friends (with kids) if they want to raise them but none of them worked out. Does anyone know if they will be OK and thrive? I'm guessing they are 4-5 days old. Last night they were all snuggled in with the hen and I put out food and warm water for them this morning. They seem fine this morning too, drinking and eating and snuggling under the hen frequently. Has anyone had chicks thrive under cold weather? I figure she must have been able to keep the eggs warm enough to hatch, and the temps over the past 21 days have been sub-freezing.