Re: Eggs and unweaned chicks-best laid plans
Posted by Rowena on 10/12/05
On 10/12/05, jill wrote:
> it may sound like an easy thing to remove the nest box when the
> next clutch leaves...but sounds like you will be in the same
> perdicament i have been in recently. my female laid her first
> clutch....4 out of 7 hatched. by the time the last two started
> to get feathers she was already laying eggs again. i thought
> ok...raise these and out comes the box. not in her plans
> obviously...5 out of 7 hatched this time and while the last two
> were still too yound to leave the box ...you guessed it....more
> eggs. the only way to break the cycle is to get rid of the eggs
> or give them to another female currently on eggs....hard thing
I agree and you're right, hate getting rid of possibly viable
eggs. But, this great over-productive female needs the rest, both
mineral-wise and baby-wise. I do have a second pair, a daughter of
hers that just laid her first eggs about 3 days prior. Worse comes
to worse, I'll try to slip them in with her. But in anycase, I'll
have to do whatever soon before the eggs are too far along in
growth. That would make me feel even worse. Thanks a bunch for
taking the time to reply, it's always appreciated.
Posts on this thread, including this one
- Eggs and unweaned chicks, 10/10/05, by Rowena.
- Re: Eggs and unweaned chicks, 10/11/05, by Kitty.J.
- Re: Eggs and unweaned chicks-Kitty J., 10/11/05, by Rowena.
- Re: Eggs and unweaned chicks-best laid plans, 10/12/05, by jill.
- Re: Eggs and unweaned chicks-best laid plans, 10/12/05, by Rowena.
- Re: Eggs and unweaned chicks, 10/13/05, by Jeff.