I'm worried about my bantam broody - it is her first time, and after about 2 weeks when she refused to stay off a nest, I gave up, brought her inside (into a large plastic bin) and let her set some fertilized eggs. The entire time she refused to get off the nest, or to eat/drink unless I brought something to her. Well, those eggs didn't seem to be fertile, so today I got some day-old bantam chicks and slipped them under her. That part seems to be going fine, but she still wont' stand up, nor go for food. I've been feeding her watery feed (gruel) w/some oatmeal flakes (again, wet) and I don't see her drinking (and she refuses the water when I place it near her.) She has pooped several times over the past 10 days inside; always watery, but no bright green poop - normal brown color (but huge and broody stinky). Now today (and a bit yesterday, maybe) she opens her mouth and pants silently (no saliva strings) for a bit, and I am worried that it's because she has weakened herself. I tried to get her to stand up a bit, just to see, but she flops down again. Is this broody behavior, or has she worn herself out?? What (if anything) should I do about the panting?? Any help appreciated!