Hi my name is Judy and we live in the Southern California desert . We have 15 laying hens and 1 rooster as well as a male and a female turkey. One of our hens has hopped our of the enclosure and before we found her she laid 16 eggs and is trying to hatch them! Since there are 16 I imagine they had been sat in for around 2 weeks by the time we discovered them. I didn't want to deprive her of her babies so now they are eminating cheeping sounds and one has a little hole pecked in it already. My concern is that our nights are very cold now and I don't know what to do with the chicks as they hatch. She hid the nest in an old washing machine cabinet so we lined it with Doan insulation sheets and put a 100 w lightbulb in for some warmth. But I don't think that will be warm enough for the chicks to survive in once hatched. Shall we take rhm from her when hatched or move the whole family to a warmer place (not sure where that will be!)? Any wisdom or suggestions? She picked a bad season to hatch chicks!