So I am a duck mom and I was thinking about getting some Silkie eggs (I have never owned chickens).. my bator is usually full in spring with duck eggs so I thought I would get a jump on it.. I live in the country.. but have no land to speak of.. just a typically yard.. They ducks have a 50 x 50 yard and a 10 x 20 chain link reinforced with hardware cloth night pen with a house inside of that. ( I have 5 east indies at the moment). I was thinking of putting the chickens in there but with their own dry sleeping and eating quaters. Ducks are MESSY!! here is my questions if I incubate eggs in the next couple of weeks that means that by the time they will be 10ish weeks old it is still going to be cold here and maybe to cold to be put outside? I do have electric in the duck pen so a heat light can be provided.. do you think that this will be acceptable for them by 10ish weeks.. I am in KY.. I sort of sprung the chicken idea on my husband last night and he was not thrilled with the idea so I want to be as realistic as possible and since I have never raised chickens I really do not know how fast they feather out.. I do not have a basement or a garrage.. I was going to brood them in a spare room of my house.. Thoughts? Jamie and the Duckies and Belgian Tervuren..