Hi everyone, One of my BAs went broody. I was removing her for a couple of days but she really wants to be a mother. I have separated her from her flock and have sectioned off an area for her. I made a broody box (see picture). I let her stay on there for a day to make sure she was committed before putting a dozen eggs under her. I put 8 Australorp and 4 Lavender Aracuana eggs for her to hatch. She was really pleased when we did this. I was wondering if someone could assist with a few questions I have. First, the Australorp eggs I have are from Black Australorpes with a Splash rooster. Will this give me Blue Australorpes? Secondly and more importantly, my hen doesn't seem to be interested in food or water. I think she may have come out but I don't see any poop anywhere. The other day, I put some water in a bowl in her box and she drank it all. I also put some food in the box and she had a little of it. I was reluctant to keep water in her box in case she spills it and gets water in her nest and spoils her eggs. It was a little damp when I put the water in there the first time. I haven't seen poop for 2 days.... She has been in this box since last Friday. Should I be worried or will she be okay to get up and walk out the box for food & water. The food and water is just outside her box. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.