Okay, I think I may have an ideal chance to try natural incubation. My Buff Orp hen has been broody for 3 days. She's made a big nest in the shavings in a back corner of the coop. My only roo is also a Buff Orp. Have plenty of eggs so don't care that she's not laying. The other chickens aren't bothering her at all...I think I'll leave her in the spot she chose and let nature take it's hopeful course. I've yet to see her leave the nest, or eat or drink. I've put food and water close to her. I've tried hand feeding and watering and just gotten pecked for my efforts. I figure I'll give her 21 days, and hope she hatches. If so, I'll do a bit of fencing off of her little corner. Any thoughts on this? Could she starve? Or maybe I just happened to miss her eating or leaving the nest?