I checked on her this morning when I let the flock out. Still no signs that she has been off the nest and she still looks more alert. I carefully opened the lid to the nesting boxes and listened. Still no peep peep peep but tomorrow is officially the first day for the early hatchers. This waiting is miserable.
Having a house chicken around here would be interesting to say the least. We would have 5 lazy house cats sitting on top of the cage never blinking, just staring and at least two dogs that would be glued to the area. The only way we could have a house chicken is if was a rooster and then the cats would have an attitude adjustment but the dogs would have dinner. Sometimes you just gotta count the pros and cons and just settle for what you can get.
Still, poppster, having a broody cam would be interesting. It would be simple to say, hen observed getting off nest, eating, drinking, pooing, returned to nest. For 19 days. At least it would be consistent and easy to manage.