Wanted to ask about a hen that has been sitting on 3 eggs for around 3 weeks with minimal food and virtually no water. I have attempted to feed/water her by lifting her off the nest and letting her do it by herself, today I intend to put the food and water under her nose. The eggs seem to be developing as in they feel heavier and there is no rotten smell coming from the eggs. and I have never 'candled' before and am unwilling to disturb the eggs that much at this stage. Is it usual for hens to not feed/water while they sit? Do their bodies kind of shut down to conserve energy during this period? I'm also concerend about her if the eggs do hatch, as she hasn't walked for some time. Is it usual for hens to just stay put on the nest 24/7 when they're incubating? Or do they usually get off it now and then for a feed and a drink and a walk around to stretch the legs.