Who Knew?! Lucy is on her third nest of the season. Having lost the first two nests, this is good news.....I think. Just for the records,(for those of you who can use this info for your own birds)- she sat on the first nest full term, but I think those eggs suffered too much disturbance- between raccoon theft and me moving them while checking etc... so they only developed partially. That nest was started May 12.(in Ohio) I Took her off the eggs June 22. She started a new nest July 22- but that was out side the pen and was attacked by some thing- so was aborted soon after. She is now on her 3rd nest, started around August 25. What surprised me is, I only have the one male, Blue: and Blue dropped his tail quite early this year. I'm assuming these eggs are fertile, as Lucy is a veteran Momma. Which means... Blue fertilized these eggs after he had lost his tail. I kinda thought the tail drop marked the end of the" Hanky Panky"! Shows how little I know. If these eggs hatch- I'm gonna need to start knitting little peachick sweaters!