- Apr 9, 2012
I have a silkie hen who has been laying on 3 eggs. My roosters are young so I didn't think the eggs would be fertile but lo and behold today she hatched one baby chick. The weather here is in the low 40's' at night now. They have an insulated coop, and the mama now has a divider to keep the other hens away. I put a heat lamp down low to the floor. With the temperature, should I move the hen and her baby into our garage with a heat lamp? Or will she keep it warm enough in the coop with the heat lamp for it to survive? I've not hatched chicks before, only had orders of them shipped and raised them in a tub in the garage with a heat lamp until summer...