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Re: Question on what to do with eggs.

Posted by MKay on 5/14/06
(13) Comments

    What Andie suggested is exactly what I did when I had one
    hatch with my first-time-parents some months ago. They may
    not be finished sitting on the eggs, and as Andie said, the
    eggs do provide protection for the new hatchling, and warmth
    when the parents do leave briefly. I wouldn't disrupt the nest
    just yet, especially if they are first-timers.

    It's not likely any more would hatch, but unless you kept
    track of each that was laid and when, you don't know for
    sure. When the started sitting factors in on the incubation

    Do serve lots of soft foods! Good luck, and let us know how
    the one baby gets along! ((don't rule out other hatches yet,
    though~some parents don't sit until the last egg is laid, and
    you may get a surprise!))

    On 5/14/06, Andie wrote:
    > I would wait a few more days longer to throw them out as you
    > don't want the hen to smoosh the 1 chick. The eggs are
    > actually helping to protect him from the mother sitting on
    > him too tightly. Someone with a bit more experience with
    > only having one chick hatch might be able to tell you
    > how long to keep them though.
    > Andie
    > On 5/14/06, Mickie wrote:
    >> Hi, My lovie was sitting on 5 eggs and on the 30th day,
    >> May 6th a baby hatched, nothing has happened with the
    >> other 4 eggs since then. These eggs have to be bad, do I
    >> pulled them out. These lovies have been together for 3
    >> years and this is the first time this happens. Any
    >> advice? Thanks.