I am a first time chicken owner and have 4 urban backyard chickens that hatched on April 9th. Our one silkie laid for about 3 to 4 weeks and has now gone broody. She has been broody for about a week now and I force her to have mandatory fun (i.e. eat and drink) twice daily. Once a day I take her completely out of the coop and run and force her to free range with the others but after about 10 minutes she just paces in front of the coop until I let her back in. I have access to some silkie hatching eggs and I was thinking about getting 2 for her, but I am concerned that it is getting colder (highs for the next week or so are in the 50s to low 60s and the lows are in the 30s and 40s) and I don't know how chicks would fare once hatched. Can she raise them in the coop? Do I have to take them away? That seems to deprive this mama-want-to-be from her raison d'etre right now. I haven't yet tried to break her of her broodiness, but that would be another possibility, even though I've read some silkies are very difficult to break. I also wasn't really planning on adding a chicken or two to my flock this year and if I get a rooster, I'll have to re-home it which might be difficult here in the city. What would you do?