I have a silkie X EE who has gone broody this week. She is VERY adament that she isn't giving up, and very vocal about it. I live in Western KY, and my fear is that they aren't going to stay warm enough if she hatches them. I can put them in a small dog house full of straw and put them somewhere out of the wind, in our building, garage, or maybe on the porch, but I cannot plug up a heatlamp as it would be very dangerous and would involve multiple extension cords strung across the yard. I would love to let her have the three eggs she's on and give her three duck eggs. I'm normally opposed to letting chickens hatch ducklings, but a lot of my ducks (my favorites too) were killed this year by a coyote and I would love to have some more. I think its too cold, but she isn't going to give up and she'll just set down there for 21 days anyway, even if on nothing. What should I do? Should I try it or just let her set down there on nothing until she snaps out of it?