Sarah, our 9-month old BO hen, tried to go broody a month ago, but gave up after 12 hrs on the nest. Yesterday, she gave it another shot, and now has been on the nest for over 24hrs. Looks like she's going for it this time... She has not eaten or had any water since yesterday, and we're worried about it. So, here are the questions: 1. How long will a broody hen go without food/water? 2. Should we wait another day or so, to really let the "broodiness" set in, before we move her into the rabbit hutch we've made her a nest in? 3. Silly question, but hubby wants me to ask: can we use the eggs we collected yesterday, and put in the fridge, or have the cold temp's killed any life in the eggs? Thanks for helping us out!