Wild Bird Eggs: Incubate?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by countyroad1330, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. countyroad1330

    countyroad1330 Thunder Snow 2009!

    Oct 15, 2007
    Oklahoma!
    Today when we hooked up the cattle trailer we found a bird nest. The momma flew out before we got a chance to see her, but there were four small blue speckled eggs. We had to remove the nest.

    Would it be possible to incubate the eggs? Maybe just a heat lamp? People hand feed parakeets and other non-feathered babies, so I thought it might be a possiblity. Any ideas??
     
  2. blue fire

    blue fire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might be able to hatch them, but feeding the will be a challenge, because mom does not only regergitate worms, but other stuff as well so mom is pretty much the only one that can feed them so I would not incubate them.
     
  3. countyroad1330

    countyroad1330 Thunder Snow 2009!

    Oct 15, 2007
    Oklahoma!
    I've read several websites that talk about the nutrient powder that is fed to domestic and wild babies. There's a wildlife rescue nearby as well; if I can get them to hatch, I'm sure they will help with raising.
     
  4. blue fire

    blue fire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In that case I would give it a try see if you can research how they should be incubated. good luck
     
  5. countyroad1330

    countyroad1330 Thunder Snow 2009!

    Oct 15, 2007
    Oklahoma!
    Thank you. I found a site that said 100 degrees, and another excellent site that gives feeding schedules week by week!
     
  6. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Do you know what kind of bird it is?
     
  7. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2008
  8. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    Why are Starlings bad?
     
  9. Curlita

    Curlita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are not native to this continent and form huge flocks, crowding out native species and taking over their nests. These large flocks also produce large amounts of poop. They are considered a pest species.
     
  10. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Quote:Quote:They also destroy nests of native songbirds; they steal eggs, kill babies, etc. They are also annoying when they nest in your house. I *try* to shoot as many as I possibly can. All you hunters, starlings are great for practicing your upland bird hunting and/or dog retrieving.
     

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