I gave some fertile hatching eggs to a friend almost three weeks ago. I'm hoping and praying they hatch so I don't look like a fool. All of my hens eggs are fertile, there is no doubt about that. As you know, broodies take care of all the business when hatching and caring for chicks. Not much human intervention is required. We're having a heat wave here and my friend just emailed me and informed me that she's been putting ICE PACKS under the broody (with straw in between) to keep the hen cool in this heat!!! Doesn't she realize that the ice packs will also cool the eggs too?? Do you think the eggs will still hatch? This is such an odd situation, I don't know what to think? What do you think, could they still hatch or not?