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Re: Another Question

Posted by Sarah on 1/25/06
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    On 1/25/06, Sarah wrote:
    > On 1/24/06, jill wrote:
    >> 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
    >
    >
    > So do you mean that i should take them out when she is watching me? She trusts
    > me a pretty fair amount. When I check once a day(sometimes less) she is ALWAYS
    > close by, when i lift up the cover.(I wait until she is eating or taking a break until i
    > check)
    > ~Sarah

    There are four eggs! I think that at LEAST on is fertile, even though i haven't
    checked.