I'm at my wit's end as to what to do about my broody girl under the house. I can't get under there to check on her well-being, and she's on unfertilized eggs. I don't think she's eating much at all. She does get off the nest a bit, because I see her beak, but she doesn't stay long, and I'm afraid she's not eating and drinking enough. I haven't seen her come out once, and I don't think she has. I spilled some pellets in an area where she can get them, I think, so she is probably eating those. I read that if you shine bright lights on the nesting area, that might help, since they like their brooding spot dark, so I'm going to try a spotlight tomorrow, but it looks like she may have moved the nest back farther, because I can't see it tonight. The other night I shone a flashlight and could barely make it out, the eggs and her lower feathers over them, but tonight I can't see a thing. I think hosing her with water is out, because I think it would just make her angry, and she might not come out and get chilled from the water. I wondered whether playing a recording of a rooster crowing might get her out? Does anyone have any experience with this? This is her first full-fledged brooding episode, and I'm afraid she's the type of chicken who may starve to death, or die of dehydration, or roosting mites. I encourage her nonbroody sister to go under the house near where she is, in hopes that might encourage her sister to come out, but so far, no luck. If I could see the eggs, I wonder whether I could get a stick and break them under her. I doubt I could find a stick that long, though. Any other ideas? I wonder whether if I played a rooster recording continuously, if that might drive her out? Would bringing in a live rooster help? If I could get close enough to the nest to put fertilized eggs on it, I would, but I can't. All suggestions will be appreciated.