Our broody buff orp just hatched 5 of her 8 eggs we got from a friend (they are bbs orps) I have her in a extra large dog crate with bedding and a "nest box" ok its a rubber maid dish pan lol Anyway all are doing well. My question is this, I havent seen her showing them how to eat unless I sprinkle feed in the nest pan, I havent seen them drink at all yet. I am currently offering them nonmedicated chick starter to all of them. I have 10 chicks inside in a brooder that I am feeding medicated feed too, should the 5 with the Momma have medicated? What will it do to her if she eats it? also how long does it usually take a broody hen with babies to start laying again? I will have to put her back on layer feed then!!