I have a Silkie who wants to hatch some eggs... She was trying to hatch golf balls, so I had to take those out of the coop. But she still sits there, broody, without anything under her. I have a rabbit hutch turned into a chicken coop and was thinking of having her have some babies in there. I would put a light (a heat one, not one for light) in there to keep it at a temperature where she wouldn't get frostbite or anything. How cold can it be when it is just her and her eggs/chicks? 50? 60? I don't think her babies would be alright with the rest of the hens because of the cold. It has been going down into the 20s and I just don't think the babies would survive, even with mama hen.