I have my eggs / chick under a broody mama, but she has sat so hard this whole time she wouldn't get up unless I made her. I even tried to go for 4-5 days without doing anything for her to see if I just wasn't being patient enough, she didn't make any messes in the brooder, no food was touched or water. So I have been putting the feed and water up to her a couple times a day and got her off the nest every other day. Because she has sat so hard during incubation, now that one chick hatched yesterday afternoon I am wondering when I should be seeing it get out to eat/drink. I know they have the yolk that lasts them a day or two but my biggest question is when do they need water? When I got my hatchery chicks I know they put in the gel water for them which makes me believe they need water before they need food. Is this right? I don't want to mess with mamas way of doing things but might I need to show the chick how to drink like I had to do with the hatchery chicks, at least until more eggs hatch and she starts getting up?