On 8/18/05, francine wrote:
> hello, I'm new with a question, hoping someone can answer.
> My female had 7 eggs in her nestbox, it has been about a
> month and only one egg hatched about a week ago. Is this
> normal? Do I remove the rest of the eggs or will they
> in more time? thanks in advance
hello, what i suggest is to very carefully candle the
remaining eggs. it takes 18 days from the lay date
(generally) for an egg to hatch. if you hold the eggs up to
a brite light and look at them...fertile eggs appear
blue/gray or full inside at about day 10 and the shell tends
to be a bit shiny. infertile eggs are translucent and the
shell is often dull. hope this helps.