Clara has been working hard, 4 eggs in 6 days... and letting everyone know it! She is SO loud! My next door neighbor keeps coming out to check and make sure everything is alright. She sounds the alarm off and on for nearly an hour. During the first 3 egg deliveries the other girls stayed out of the hen house and cautiously peered in from time to time. Today, they were all standing below the nesting box observing the blessed event. Ruby even got up on the perch for a better look at things. If you look closely you can see there are 2 eggs underneath Clara (the darker one is the inspiration
After the commotion settled down, Petunia actually jumped up in the nesting box WITH Clara. You can see Clara near the back of the nest box while Petunia gets a REALLY good look at things!
I'm sure the other 3 are saying "I'm glad we don't have this problem, it sounds just awful!" If they only knew!
After the egg delivery, Clara may hang out in the nest for a couple of minutes (panting), then quickly high tails it out of there. She doesn't return. At least not for a day or so...