Michigan Thread - all are welcome!

kcan2

Songster
Oct 18, 2019
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Does anyone still have hummingbirds? Up north I stopped seeing our regular visitors around Sept. 4th. Sad to see them go!
 

RaZ

Crowing
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Apr 20, 2011
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Paradise, MI
I'm starting to get a couple of small pullet eggs. Not sure from which birds though. Older hens are still laying and not one of them shows any sign of moulting. They are over 2 years old and haven't had a hard moult. Can birds have a soft moult? Just a few feathers at a time? I always see one or 2 feathers in the coop.
 

snowflake

Crowing
Aug 21, 2009
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Belding Michigan
Does anyone still have hummingbirds? Up north I stopped seeing our regular visitors around Sept. 4th. Sad to see them go!
This is the first week I have not seen any, they seem to have stayed long here this yr. Or we are seeing those that are passing through. Have not heard the sand hills either for a week
 

1muttsfan

Up Northerner
Mar 26, 2011
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Upper Peninsula Michigan
I am not getting many eggs at all, because somebody's hopping in there and breaking them. I find evidence of broken eggs, but unless I get out there early in the day there are no whole ones. I think it's because my young birds are in there digging around, I will have to put up some strategic blockades in there to keep them from scratching
 

RaZ

Crowing
Premium Feather Member
Apr 20, 2011
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Paradise, MI
I am not getting many eggs at all, because somebody's hopping in there and breaking them. I find evidence of broken eggs, but unless I get out there early in the day there are no whole ones. I think it's because my young birds are in there digging around, I will have to put up some strategic blockades in there to keep them from scratching
Interesting. In todays collection, I had the big girl eggs on top of the pullet eggs that were buried low in the nest box. There were 3 small eggs completely covered with nesting material. At least they were all intact.
 

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