Good on you Todd and hope it ends well for the animals and your family.
I had a Kill Deer make a nest within feet of a new road I was building and she would do the broken wing trick to try and keep me away from her 4 eggs. Despite having a lot of work and a lot of equipment, I steered clear of it, even staking it off with grade stakes until the eggs would hatch and she would go. But sadly I noticed this week the mother bird and eggs were gone. Should cracked shells be present I would assumed they hatched and flew off, but being comepletely gone I assume a raccoon, snake or skunk got them instead. Too bad, but I did my part and managed to never drive over them.
"When it is all said and done, and the coffin goes in the ground, it was the farmer who was the richest man of all."
A statement by a wise, ole dairy farmer.