Here is the situation: I had a silkie broody hatch 5 silkie babies out in the coop. It is going down to single digits the next couple of days. Soooo, we brought mom and the babies into the garage. No heatlamp, just mom and a little less frigid temps for the babies. Here are my questions: 1. Now that they are inside, can I put them back out in the coop once we get back up to the 30's or should I just keep them in now until they are a month or two? 2. I have two other babies (a few days older), that are in a separate brooder and have had a heat lamp. Can I sneak these babies under mom in the dark? Is this only a good idea if I keep them inside for a while? Will they adjust to the temperature if mom adopts them? Can a silkie hen keep 7 babies warm? (Sorry that was a lot of questions....haha....but they all seemed related) I VERY MUCH appreciate any advice on how I should handle this situation. Perhaps, I should have left them outside, but, like I said, the temps over the next couple of days are going to be awful!