Chicks should be hatching in 16 days. I thought about many different issues of broody hatching in the coop in the dead of winter, but I didn't think of the water. I can keep the big water dishes away from the chicks (one is already mounted at roost height because my buff orp gets bullied and trapped up there sometimes) and I could always set up the second dish off the second roost, but what can I do for the chicks that won't freeze instantly? My thought (and I don't know if it would work) was to use a shallow dish and heat some rocks to put in the bottom so it would be drown-safe. I would think the rocks would keep it warm for quite a bit.