We're supposed to have a snowy weekend in store for us, at least Sunday and Monday. I expressed my concerns about my two silkies to DH last night, since it's supposed to get down to 23 Saturday night. DH reminded me that we have already had 20 degree nights this winter and the silkies did just fine. I was just checking the weather and Tuesday night the low is supposed to be 9 degrees! Now I'm worried about the silkies all over again. They are in a draft free coop with 19 other birds, including 8 meaties that put off alot of heat. There is at least 6 inches of pine shavings and hay on the floor of the coop; the floor being the only part of the coop that isn't insulated. The other birds, sans the meaties, roost up very high. The silkies, not being able to roost that high, sleep on top of my broodys crate, so about 36 inches off the floor. I tried putting a bunch of hay on top of the crate for the silkies to snuggle up in, but the one silkie refused to sleep there after I put the hay down and all the other birds thought it was great fun to kick all the hay off in the morning. My motherly instincts are screaming at me to bring the silkies in the house Tuesday night, but I don't think spending the night in a warm house only to go back outside in the cold the next day would be good for them either. Are my silkies going to be okay? They are just so little! We're not even going to talk about how much I'm going to fret when there's snow on the ground and the silkies insist on being out with the other birds.