I live in Northern KY and made the mistake (I think) of getting bantams this summer along with my layers. (the spring hatch got decimated by a predator...) It's now approximately 20 degrees here, and yesterday I had to pick up 2 non responsive bantams from my run. A frizzle cochin and a silkie. The other bantams and layers are all doing just fine. I brought the two inside and put them under a heat lamp, gave them crushed food, and water with vitamins and electolytes. Today they are both doing much much better. My question is, how should I acclimate them to going back outside. I keep it somewhat chilly inside-68 or so- but that is still a great deal warmer than the 20 degrees outside right now..... I don't want to shock their systems, but I also cannot keep them inside until spring. My husband is tolerant, but not that tolerant.