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Collecting eggs from bird nest outside and incubating, ever done?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bock_Bock, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    i was just wondering if any1 has ever just went outside to soem bird nest got eggs and try to hatch them in th eincubator is it possible to do this if so please tell your story here and add pics too if u got any
     
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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  3. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    I had to raise a baby bird from a nest before (parents tossed it), but never hatched eggs. Definately an interesting topic. [​IMG]
     
  4. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    Hmmmm... I believe that it's illegal to do so. Some folks have found eggs that have blown out of nests in storms etc.... and even that I believe is against the law.... but to actually take them from the nest when they would otherwise be healthy and hatched and cared for by their parent birds... well, not a good idea as mortality for wild birds hatched or raised in captivity is pretty high [​IMG]
     
  5. digginchicks

    digginchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought about doing the same thing last year but after thinking about it I wasn't sure if it was legal so i didn't.

    Is it legal??? [​IMG]
     
  6. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    No, it is not legal.
     
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:why? just curious....
     
  8. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
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    Because years ago it was very fashionable to collect them and some species were over gathered. That I imagine lent to initial laws against it.... it's about preservation.
     
  9. peckndirt

    peckndirt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    People hatch quail eggs and finch eggs in incubators . Why not any egg? [​IMG]
     
  10. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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