Quick note from the hen house, for those who care about the wee drama of my small flock. I've been keeping an eye on Pauline, aka Ms. Broody, and yesterday I caught her off the nest for a moment. I took advantage of her absence to check on her three adopted eggs, and saw this:
Pauline came right back, and now she's extra defensive of her new baby, swelling up to three times normal size when I open the door and gives me the stink eye. Can't see what's going on with all her feathers in the way, so I hope the wee chick is doing alright and that she'll let us get a look soon.