|Buffy the Orange Pancake Chicken|
I have been saving Buffy's eggs for my incubator test. I will do the test as soon as I build the incubator. Real Soon Now. Yeah, right.
But life intervened and I had to deal with work and animals and people and stuff. Finally got home at oh-dark-hundred to close the coop. Guess who was still on the nest....
My fluffy orange girl was still there, still looking like a pancake, still giving me the stink eye.
I collected my hatching stash and ran back out. Placed one egg under her, collected a peck. Placed another egg, got another peck. Nudged her aside, placed the rest of the eggs, removed the ceramic egg, and collected a peck and a stink eye and a bonus BAAAAAWK.
Mission accomplished! Now I just need to build the incubator in case she knocks off early....
Update: This clutch ended disastrously.