An unusual simultaneous hatching!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pete55, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi All

    Here's an unusual picture for you that we had earlier in the year, a Dewlap Toulouse Gosling and a baby Macaw hatching at the same time [​IMG] The whole hatch was synchronised from internal pip, external pip and finally hatching [​IMG] Oh and yes they were both incubated in the same incubator!

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  2. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats so cool. It amazes me that some birds hatch with feathers and some are pinkies. how do you brood and feed a Macaw?
     
  3. blefky

    blefky life in the yard

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    Very cool, Pete! Congratulations! [​IMG]
     
  4. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh they're kept in incubator conditions and fed by a small syringe with a baby mix gruel 2 hourly. As they grow over the weeks the temperature is gradually reduced and the feeds extended to 4 hourly when they can take more volume [​IMG] Takes about 16 weeks to wean them [​IMG]

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  5. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow you are going to be busy. Much easier to raise chickens and ducks. I'll bet with that much interaction the Macaw will be very friendly much easier to handle. I have 2 Cockatiels that I got as adults. I can not handle them. They will bite and draw blood. I know they can be trained, but with work and taking care of now 50+ chickens 5 ducks 4 dogs and family I dont have the time it would take.
     
  6. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow thats awesome. I would love to hatch a parrott. Way to cool. dont think I could be up to feeding every 2 hours though. so no hatching parrotts for me.
     
  7. Quote:That is so cute! I bet they both look a lot different now. We need updated pics!
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  8. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh the hard work's done now as that was earlier in the year and they're all weaning now. Yes it's hard work when there's a few to feed but very rewarding once weaned [​IMG]

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    And finally this is now as they're starting to sample soft food and only fed with a large syringe once a day [​IMG] The red ones are Greenwing Macaws and the other type is Blue and Gold Macaws that we reared this year.

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  9. jlasuzi

    jlasuzi Out Of The Brooder

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    Beautiful birds!
     
  10. Oh! They are beautiful! I especially love this pic:
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