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Tyburn 01-03-2013 04:22 PM

I HAVE CHICKS AGAIN
 
:happydancing::happydancing:

My Zebbies are breeding in the aviary!

In September I paired them up, brought them inside where its warm and quiet, and they wouldnt breed....so I put them all back and they started building nests...frightened of eggbinding I wanted to know where they were nesting, so I provided nest boxes...Beryl and Martin started laying eggs, successfully incubated right across the christmas period

the first chick hatched alive today :ashamed:

Bella79 01-03-2013 07:59 PM

Congratulations on the hatching of your new birds.

F34R 01-04-2013 05:28 AM

Pictures or it didn't happen. lol

Bella, why ya whispering?

MattHughesRocks 01-04-2013 06:10 AM

So are we aunts and uncles again? :biggrin-1:

Tyburn 01-04-2013 07:34 PM

Short lived im afraid...the chick didnt make it through the night..I dont think they knew what to do with it once it hatched...they didnt know how to feed it...and when it died, they ate it up.

none of the other four eggs in the clutch have hatched yet....She's so protective of the nest that she wont leave even if I put my hand in :laugh: I had to remove the entire nest and take it into the house, and she didnt flinch an inch...finally I was able to see four unhatched eggs and no chick :sad:

MattHughesRocks 01-04-2013 08:55 PM

Oh how gross. You are a brave soul Dave :sick:

Bella79 01-04-2013 10:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by F34R (Post 197389)
Pictures or it didn't happen. lol

Bella, why ya whispering?

:laugh:

Tyburn 01-05-2013 02:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MattHughesRocks (Post 197397)
Oh how gross. You are a brave soul Dave :sick:

:laugh: think of the nutrients...in nature, nothing goes to waste :ninja:


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