My broodies get sequestered in a boody box and pen while they are setting. My silkie won't get off the nest for ANYTHING....even pooping where she sets, which gets pretty gross.... but, they don't even seem to eat! My silkie lost so much weight during her setting, that I have now begun the practive of giving them scrambled eggs and cheese, just so they get enough nutrience. I have an Austrolorpe setting now. Its her first time, but she does not seem to be eating much either, and she is my biggest piggy, normally. She will eat the scrambled eggs, but doesn't seem to be eating her real food. Why is it so hard to get them to eat? Don't they need to eat? What the heck?