I have had a broodie hen for about 6 days now. She sits in the nesting box & doesnt move. I havent seen her get out. I tried to tempt her with her favourite...grass. Picked a bit of grass & waved it in front of her & she didnt even flinch. 0.o I was surprised. They usually go bananas over grass. When I lift the nesting box lid, she makes a funny little noise (I think its cute) & then fluffs out all her feathers like a big FAT ball. She lets me stroke her & look under her at the eggs. She has two under her & 3 fake eggs. SOooo we do hava roo so there is a good chance their could be chicks. One thing tho, she doesnt seem to be getting up & eating.....grant it Im not watching her 24/7, but I see no sign of her when I peek outside. I did lift her up 2 days ago & put her on the ground, she ate hungrily & drank quickly. That looked like she was really hungry & thirsty. I have left a little plate of food & drink in front of her (up in the nesting box), so maybe she will have a drink. The other hens cant get into lay, so there hasnt been any eggs for 3 days. Im worried now about them becoming egg-bound?? BUTT, I got the old doghouse, & put it up on a sidetable in the run area, with a tray & straw....and YAY, someone was smart enough to lay an egg in there. So miss Broodie can have the entire nest box area to herself & the others get to go in the doghouse LOL Do I have to worry about miss Broodie's welfare as far as eating & drinking is concerned??? I am lucky that she doesnt attack me when I go & check on her, I give her a lovely long pat. Such a cute little mama.