We have a hen who is about a year old. She began nesting over a month ago in our coop. We will see her come out every few days to eat and drink. However, we have noticed that those times out of the coop have become few and far between and she is beginning to look pale. We put food and water in the coop in hopes that she will eat/drink more, but we are worried that because her eggs will not hatch that she will continue on with the nesting and possibly die from malnutrition. On a side note she is currently living with only chickens and one rooster, she has taken one of our smaller chickens under her wing (quite literally) and it looks like she is sitting mostly on chicken eggs.
Here she is with her chicken friend resting under her.