I have had 2 broody hens die this summer, one a few weeks ago and one last night. I am so upset as these were my SLW's I got from Jerry Foley. I could find no sign of any trauma or disease. I have plenty of food in 2 separate feeders and 2 separate waterers close to their nests, it isn't too hot, no predator could get to them...I am just stumped! Has anyone else had this problem? It's like they just starved themselves to death! But I often hand feed them while they are on the nest, so that shouldn't have been it. Maybe just not drinking? I've had chickens for 4 years now and never had a hen seriously go broody before. I decided to let these go broody after hatching some eggs in my home made incubator. One hen did hatch out 3 chicks earlier in the summer and did well with them until I sold the chicks.