Hi! I have searched through threads and didn't see anything about silkie hens hatching "adopted" eggs in cold weather. They are due to hatch in a couple of days and this is our first time hatching eggs so I want to make sure I'm doing my part right since the hens will be first time moms. It's fairly cold here right now (40 high, 15-20 low) and I was wondering if I need to do anything for the babies when they hatch and until they are big enough to go back to the chicken yard. I currently have them (2 hens nesting together on 7 assorted adopted eggs) in a building outside my house. It's a room above my canning cellar and is not heated but is closed in like a normal room. I turn the heat lamp on about 5 feet above their area at night since they had been inside my house which is quite a bit warmer than their new apartment. They somehow got mites last week and had to be moved outside. I got rid of the mites inside, outside, on them and on me luckily. Any help is much appreciated!!!