:| I have a very sweet Buff Orp (Ole' Bitty) who insists on keeping on setting on a plastic egg. She's going on 4-1/2 weeks now. She's getting poor, as she won't get out of the box to eat or drink or poop! I've had to hook water and feed to her nest box so she won't starve. Is this normal or will she not give up until she's a momma? I don't have a rooster and I'm afraid to order fertile eggs as I don't want to expose my hens to other diseases, plus I have Urban hens so I can't chance having a roo. I've tried to set her off the nest and I've shut her in the 2nd room of the coop just to have her fly over and go right back to the nest. She goes totally nuts when I put her in a cage- I'm afraid to do this as she might hurt herself. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.... I'm off to bed!