Gilly's eggs as predicted were all rotten old eggs. She sat on them until a 4' snake appeared and wanted those old eggs more than she did. My Mom said she relinquished them toot sweet but the 4' snake could not for the life of him get his mouth around those huge fat ole' goose eggs. Mom thinks he has gotten so big due to lots of missing chicken eggs. This makes sense.
Gertrude still sits on her eggs but we fear they are not fertile. Only time will tell and I will keep you updated on the Down on the Farm status.