magazine is even worse than newspaper because it is glossy.Magazine should be fine, but it's better to be safe than sorry.
Breed and gender guesses will have to wait until they are more feathered out.
It is a crazy hen all right, my plant is so dense that the hen probably think it is a perfect spot for laying the eggs, i need to remove the eggs immediately, because i need to give the plant water to survive, if you have any free range chicken, the you should know the eggs laying drama, the hen sometimes think that the nest you gave her is suck, then she decide to look for one herself.Cool! I want to plant whatever that is in my garden!
Btw, my plant is an ivy plant that i grow beside my house, i just left it alone till it become a thick layer of plant mass, i never clean the falling leaf and root, i just trimm the edge now and then, and give it a lot of water, all those falling leaf and dense shade probably attract the hen.Cool! I want to plant whatever that is in my garden!