Hi all - Apologies for not searching the forums more for an answer to my question, because I know it's probably out there, but... I have a broody bantam Barred Rock pullet sitting on seven eggs - probably day six or seven. By all appearances, she's in it for the long haul. I am questioning whether this one is leaving the nest at all. Part of me wants to let nature take it's course, and not worry that she'll starve herself of food & water. She has easy access to both food & water in the coop she's in. The past couple of days, I've made up a little yogurt, water, and hard boiled egg yolk mash for her, which she's eaten when I've put in front of her in the nest. I haven't found any broody poops in the nest or on the floor of the coop. Apart from wondering if she's eating & drinking on her own, and whether or not I should be interceding with special food deliveries for her, my real question is: what should a broody be eating? High or low protein? Layer pellets? Cracked corn? She's in a large coop, in a nest box with a flap of material over most of the door, so she's pretty well protected from drafts. It's Maine, so, it's fairly cold. Thanks in advance.