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Re: Another Question

Posted by jill on 1/24/06
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    On 1/24/06, Sarah wrote:
    > Hey. Another question for you guys. How should I take the
    > eggs out to check them, if my female will wonder where the
    > eggs went? She might reject them. ~Sarah


    you have to be really careful about this. alot of people
    will tell you to wait till she gets off the eggs. it has
    been my experience that when i checked them without the
    mother present she abandon them. the times i have checked
    them with mom in tow i haven't had this problem. i suppose
    it depends on how much she trusts you, but if your carefull
    and try to do it only once(so you'll want to wait till she
    has finished laying) wait till the last egg laid is at least
    5 days old. from 5 days you will see either the red viens or
    a dark spot that is the chick. unfertile eggs are usually
    dried out and pretty easy to tell they aren't good. i leave
    my eggs even if they aren't fertile because mom will sit on
    them either way. throwing them out sometimes discourages mom
    from laying again. hope this helps, jill