My silkie just went broody earlier this week; however, I don't think I have EVER seen her off the nest! She's not dead, so I'm assuming she's eating/drinking. I drop food crumbles in front of her face in the nest, and I've noticed her nibbling at it. I try to dip her beak in water, but she won't drink. I'm new to this, so I gotta ask . . . Is she actually getting off the nest to eat and drink during the day??? Is this "normal?"