I can't stand to see my girls suffer! My two silkies are handling their broodiness fine. They get up at least once a day to eat and drink and poop. I haven't seen them do it, but each morning some of their food is gone and they leave me a nice pile of broody poo, so... It's my SF "Doe" that's having such a hard time. She's been sitting for a total of 31 days now - 11 on her first (bad) clutch, now 20 on her second. She's due to hatch them tomorrow - and I can tell the poor thing is about worn out. She has food and water not 5" from her beak, but she is refusing to leave her eggs long enough to eat. Yesterday I ended up hand feeding her and holding the bowl of water in front of her so she could get a good long drink. I can't stand it! At this point I just want my sweet little pullet back!