So this is the first time that I have dealt with this, I have a hen that is broody and sitting on 7 eggs. I have marked the eggs so they are the same 7 that she has sat on for about 7 days now. Well I am not sure how much she has gotten up to eat and drink. I know they only do it for a short amount of time every day, but I am worried that she is not getting up at all. When I went to check on her today, I could tell that she was "out of it" looked weak. I ended up hand feeding her which she ate until she was full, but I could not get her to drink any water.
So I guess my question is: Is this normal? Any suggestions on what I can do to get her to drink, I don't mind hand feeding her until she has hatched this batch.