I was hoping that I'd get a broody hen to raise a clutch of chicks. But I sure wasn't expecting one already! Is it normal for a hen to go broody during the winter? My dark cornish pullet just started laying in the middle of November and now all signs are pointing to broody. My concern is that it's too cold to for chicks right now. We can get below zero. Our coop is insulated and pretty draft tight, but not heated. The water will freeze in there. I also like to open it up during the day to let them all free range. I am using artificle light for 14 hour day lengths. Can a hen keep chicks warm enough during winter? Will I need artificle heat for them?