I will sometime in the next few days! LOL! Damselfish is going to be a co-Grandma with me. Her little female she gave me is sitting on about 24 eggs! I am sure the ones that are left are fertile and growing, because last week she cleaned out her nest of all the rotten ones.
I had no idea what she was doing! I just saw her jump off the nest, carrying an egg and she ran as fast as she could and threw it over the gate. I thought she was eating her eggs, but when I looked, it was black.
I just checked her and none were hatching. She is right at 3 weeks, tomorrow.
Hi Shelly, that's awesome that you've got one sitting. Ours sat for about 30 days before anything showed up, so don't give up! Shelly you will understand why I made DH be the one to go get rid of the other eggs after she quit sitting. I was afraid I'd hear peeping again & have to haul out the emergency incubation setup!
Here's a pic (or two or three). These were hatched just after Memorial Day weekend...hatched by mama & running around with her ever since. These pics are from last week.
Mama and the most "daddy-like" of the boys check things out before leading the keets away from shelter:
Well at least one of them is still surviving. The white one showed up in the yard today picking clover with the rooster then after a bit she went flying back into the grown up field with the rooster right behind her. I suspect we will be seeing her with babies in the yard in the next week or two.
awww! i can't wait! we have 2 pairs, they seem to rotate so the hens show up in the evening for a little while- they were nesting up above the house and last week moved to another area, so not sure whats up with that, this is their first year-