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Haha the way it should be eh :D

equal shares :P

 

Agreed!!! lol. Congratulations on number two Kaz :D

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Two eggs. When the hen comes out to eat, Dad goes in and incubates the eggs for her :P

Wow! I've never had a dad do that before! But then again Kaz, all your birds are special!! :D:D:D

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Two eggs. When the hen comes out to eat, Dad goes in and incubates the eggs for her B)

Wow! I've never had a dad do that before! But then again Kaz, all your birds are special!! :):D:D

A small number of my birds do that, but they are birds all from the same breeder. His birds are raised where the father raises all babies from the 2 week old mark. He removes the hens and lets the dad finish raising the babies. So, I am wondering if these boys are conditioned to being the main caregivers due to this. :blink:

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Egg 3 here yet Kaz, or am i a day early LOL

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Egg 3 here yet Kaz, or am i a day early LOL

Due tomorrow Neat :wub:

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Four eggs now plus a foster egg makes 5. She is fostering an egg due to a hen laying one in the bottom of her cage.

The egg is from these parents.....

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r145/ka...es/DSCF1791.jpg

 

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my fault the hen laid on the bottom of her cage, as I shifted her cage into one of the new units and she didnt like moving. But her next egg should end up in the nestbox.

moved the egg from the blue pair to this pairs nestbox as I know the blue baby will be the foster chick.

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Just beautiful Kaz what a lovely pair hope all goes well with your pairing of them and you get some wonderful results ........John & Swanacilli

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How do you remember which one is the foster?? especially when they are teeny tiny pinkies :)

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How do you remember which one is the foster?? especially when they are teeny tiny pinkies :)

It wont matter when they are pinkies Liv as they will all get legrings but once the feathers come the foster chick will be the only blue series in that nestbox :D

 

PS also the foster egg is number five egg.

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I have dibs on that hen :)

Baby will be a stunner!!!!!

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Checked under the hen today ....she is a lovely sweet natured mother...dilligent to her eggs and not upset when I check her.....she sits on 7 eggs and one is adopted. Not sure if she has finished,,,I hope so :)

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Good luck- all of mine stopped at 5 last round

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Good one Kaz, I'm waiting to hear they are fertile, that's always the big thing.

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Another egg....7 of hers and one adopted :P

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10 eggs !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 9 hers and one adopted

 

 

I think I had better look for foster parents :D

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Sheesh :D

Is her butt big enough to cover them LOL?

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10 ....

 

Wow, yes better be looking for a couple of foster parents :D

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Sheesh :D

Is her butt big enough to cover them LOL?

She's covering them well :D All the early eggs look fertile and I will check the latest ones tomorrow.

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WOW... that is more than my Crackle!!! (laid same... 9 but sitting on 10) It's amazing how they can handle that many hey!?!? Congratulations :D

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Wow, 10, wow!!!!

 

Imagine they all hatch Kaz. You may be wanting to cull some of those young ones so you do not get too many of the one blood line. hmmm hmmm (I am over here, see me waving)

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Wow, 10, wow!!!!

 

Imagine they all hatch Kaz. You may be wanting to cull some of those young ones so you do not get too many of the one blood line. hmmm hmmm (I am over here, see me waving)

:P :hap: :hap: past your bedtime Dave :hap:

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Some of them especially show types are getting more like battery hens. What I would like to do would be to cross one of those Kings Quails with a hen, they seem to lay an egg a day almost every day & the size of the egg compared to a laying hen is enormous.

They seem to cover the ten okay, but feeding them if they all hatch well that's another thing.

It used to be that Budgies just laid 6 eggs, most of mine are now laying 7 or 8, but as Dave said if you get a strain that all lay 10 eggs you will have to have pairs especially paired up as feeders.

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Some of them especially show types are getting more like battery hens. What I would like to do would be to cross one of those Kings Quails with a hen, they seem to lay an egg a day almost every day & the size of the egg compared to a laying hen is enormous.

They seem to cover the ten okay, but feeding them if they all hatch well that's another thing.

It used to be that Budgies just laid 6 eggs, most of mine are now laying 7 or 8, but as Dave said if you get a strain that all lay 10 eggs you will have to have pairs especially paired up as feeders.

I may mark some eggs and move them today if I have suitable nests to put them in. Failing that, if she is coping with incubation, I will move some chicks once hatched.

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Yep Norm, Once my hens reach 5 babies I foster out too - 2 hens can only cope with 4 but they were first time mums :huh:

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