Curious about anyone's experience with broodies drinking (or NOT drinking) water while 'setting'. And to elaborate a little bit: My Buff Rock girl has gone broody AGAIN...first time was a month ago and I was able to get her immediately into a raised 'cage' and she snapped out of it in about 3 days. This time, I didn't have the space to put up the cage right away and she's been on an empty nest for about a week now...she gets up and out in the morning for about 5 minutes and eats a little mash with the other birds (and does the big stinky poop ), but I haven't seen her drink any water at all. I suppose she could be getting up during the day when I'm not there, but I just wanted to ask. My SF went broody on me last month too and I noticed she wasn't interested in water either. One more question: When she DOES come off the nest in the morning and I watch her walk around, I notice that her feathers stay REALLY fluffed out! And she'll do a whole-body shake. I can't WAIT for this weekend to come so I can get her off that nest! She's my favorite and I've already noticed a weight loss. Which makes me think of a third question: ?Could this be something else? other than her going broody? Thanks!