We had two scheduled hatch days here at the farm.
Sunday ..Grandgirlie prepared her nests and settled the eggs with the momma hen sitting pretty.
She inspected the bag from whence the eggs were produced and noted the picture of the open egg and declared them to be edible.
She seemed satisfied to swipe an egg or two from under the unsuspecting hen.
Yesterday it was the Lil' Farm Hands and Kanneloni Macaroni's turn to prep nests.
They nested the eggs carefully and placed the hen to keep them warm . .
and then came back every now and then to inspect for a hatched chick.
I explained that the eggs were just for pretend. .
but that lil' farm hand knows eggs and was not easily dissuaded from his nest watch.
In time. .
the nests remained intact ..
but the bag was found. .
and the weight of its contents was adjusted.
All for now ..