It’s still working.
The momma hen continues to brood her little alien chicks. She even adopted two new ones, bigger ones, hatched over at Bugtussle. The photos aren’t perfect through the screen coop, but I hope you can see that the chicks are riding on Bonnet’s back. It’s something I’ve mostly seen turkey chicks do, but the biddies seem to have caught on and are enjoying their big mother’s broad shoulders.