I have a pair of patridge wyandotte bantams who rule our securely fenced in back yard ...lol. They actually have a pen but never go in it unless abslutely neccesary. they have an outside (of their pen) nesting box that the hen lays her eggs in. I had several in the box to see what may happen and yesterday she started brooding!!! Yah!! for me because I can't seem to get her fertile eggs to hatch when incubating. But my main ? is regarding the weather... It has been very very hot here and extremely humid. Is it possible her eggs may hatch before the 21 days is up even though this is only day 2 of her sitting?? I didnt give this a thought when I decided to leave the eggs in that box but it really has no protection from the heat there...like the nest in her coop. For instance today is 100 degrees and humidity is 90%!!!! Is it also possible with the heat so high and her sitting on them now they will most likely overheat?? I was just trying ot prepare and thinking about everything in advance because I never honestly thought she would brood although I am thrilled!!! Any suggestions or tips on hens brooding in the hot summer would be helpful, thanks!