Would you credit it?....I heard clucking and cheeping from the bank this morning....and,sure enough there were chicks.
As it was raining, and as a few of the chicks were venturing into the long grass I decided to move Miss Aggro......and her 9 chicks and one pipped egg! Now,if I had planned this,looked after her carefully and provided A* accommodation,maybe 4 would have hatched. Miss Aggro has been out in the rain,at the mercy of the foxes,her eggs have rolled twice down the bank and have gone cold twice, and she has been generally neglected. All her eggs have hatched bar the infertile ones broken in the last hasty move.
I moved her and her chicks plus pipped egg and she immediately settled into the cardboard box,clucking contentedly.
OH is furious!