Yesterday night I slipped four week-old chicks under my broody hen, and she seems to have accepted them fine. So that part is great... what worries me is that I don't see the chicks eating or drinking. I've put food and drink very close to them, almost touching the hen. But the chicks seem to remain under her, and she doesn't initiate food-or drink behavior.
Should I intervene (how?)? Or should I just let them solve things for themselves?
This is the first time I've initiated an adoption, so I'm a bit nervous...
Thanks for suggestions !