My golden laced wyandotte age 5-8? Decided to start sitting for the first time since I have had her (september '07). I have all hens, and knew that the eggs she was hoarding would not hatch. So I got a dozen local fertile eggs and put them under her. I do not have a "brooder". She is in a nice corner of the coop, and all other ladies seem to leave her alone. It has now been 4-5 days of straght sitting. She does not leave to eat or drink. Is this normal? I have put water close to her and I give a couple handfuls of food a day. I am super new to the whole chicken scene, and am looking for any advice. thank you b.