Well I'm glad you asked about the mystery eggs. I just candled them tonight. They've been under the incubator and being turned by my loving hands for a week now and it's not looking good. I was really very honest with myself that I didn't care if they developed or not, but that's not even the truth. I've found myself super sad that they may or may not be developing.
I'm going to stay the course for another few days and then make some decisions.
KBF on the other hand, has told me that they want nothing to do with the chickens, that they take NO OWNERSHIP of them and that they don't claim them as their own. They in fact, don't want any help with the rearing of these lovely birds or any help keeping the roosters and hens apart so that more babies won't have to meet the same end as so many have..... (sigh)
I have to say that there are many many feelings running through my body and mind right now, mostly... I would very much like one or two of these nine eggs to hatch, but if they don't.... ugh.... I think I've got the hatching bug.
I'm going to KBF this next week to just be with the hens..... it's my lot in life.