My silkie Jethro is sitting on a clutch of eggs with only four days left to go. Jethro has gone broody several times before. Her very first time she gave up on day 15, but the other times she not only hatched the chicks but mothered them for several months before kicking them loose so she could go broody again. This time I have really been in awe of how instinctively "smart" she is. She's done everything right. I was reluctant to let her brood because of our triple digit temps., but she has sailed right through. I didn't give her eggs until she'd been broody for a good two weeks. Now for the (maybe) problem - I saw Jethro off the nest yesterday afternoon. No big deal, she's good about getting up once a day to eat, drink and poop. An hour later when she was still off the nest I scooped her up and took her back to the coop. She immediately climbed back on her eggs. Last night I saw her hovering over the eggs rather than sitting on them, but it was very hot and very humid. Today Jethro is off the nest again. I'm worried that she's grown restless and is about to give up. It's 98* outside right now and even hotter in the coop. Is it okay for her to be off the nest for an hour or more this close to hatch when it's this hot? The incubator is running and I could bring her eggs in, but I'd rather let her handle it.