Chicken Little got all broody few weeks ago even though we don't have a rooster. I felt so sorry for her so I got 2 eggs from a friend who does have a rooster and added these to her nest. She has hardly moved off the nest at all I have no idea how she has not died from hunger yet. Today I found the sweetest little chick peeping out from under her. I am obviously hoping the other egg will hatch too, but I am concerned because mommy hen is not leaving the nest to eat and drink. I have placed fresh food and water right in front of the nest but as far as I know she has not moved from her nest yet. How long will they stay in the nest before she takes her baby(ies) out to feed etc? While she is still trying to hatch the other eggs do the hatched chicks just stay underneath her without food and water?