I'm just another plagiarist... pickin' at the blogs I haunt... pickin' up what I like... and think you might like too.
Yeah!!!Chickens and puppies!
Had a hen once that wanted to brood constantly, but she was too old to lay eggs very often. So, she would steal eggs out of the next nest! And she was fierce about protecting them too. Tried giving her fertile eggs to hatch, but she was not really good about keeping them covered and they simply rotted most of the time. I had an old wooden darning egg and finally gave it to her. She sat on that "egg" for the rest of her short life.