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Martha's done it again!

Post by Sandrine » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:03 pm

Yep! Martha's dine it again... 4 chicks hatched last night... Possibly more to come...
She is is doing a sterling job looking after them ☺️
https://youtu.be/efHkvjPWrZ8
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Re: Martha's done it again!

Post by Marigold » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:43 am

amazing! They're so lively! I love the little log cabin - what a good idea.
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Re: Martha's done it again!

Post by Sandrine » Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:07 pm

The log cabin gives them more space in a way... They love gathering on top and walking on it...
I have closed the back of the smallest part it makes more private and better for nesting...
None of the other eggs are going to hatch so I will remove them.
I had to rescue one of them twice today. He'd climbed on to the huts and managed to get between the bars and fell on the floor... He's ok though, and still running around.
I was supposed to have received some chick crumbs yesterday but they haven't come so instead I have given them some layers pellets made into a mash, and some crumbled meal worms... Well the worms didn't last two minutes with the little greedy chicks! Lol 😅
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Post by Sandrine » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:03 pm

Also.... She was sat on 22 eggs!!! (Includeing the chicks).
I have removed them now because she is very busy with the four chicks already, and simply isn't interested in the rest of the eggs, in fact she's using the other hut now.
I couldn't resist and check the eggs I had removed, and they were all fertile.... I can't imagine what it would have been like if they had all hatched!! And more could have done. Bernadette sat on them a couple of days or more with Martha...
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Post by Sandrine » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:05 pm

Oh and... If anyone is interested, these will have to go to a different home because there's no room at the inn for another 4 fully grown CPQ.
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Re: Martha's done it again!

Post by Sandrine » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:45 pm

Just a quick update on the chicks... Well they already don't look like chicks but sure behave like chicks still, constantly in their mother's wings lol.
https://youtu.be/8zobeeKn1os
Penny has been sat on eggs too for a couple days - well Martha and the muffins were in the nest this evening actually - relieving Penny perhaps? Lol
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Re: Martha's done it again!

Post by Marigold » Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:38 am

They're so pretty! They just look like little adults, much older than 12 days. Looks like a population explosion may be happening!
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Re: Martha's done it again!

Post by Tweetypie » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:48 pm

They look adorable. I like their hideout tunnel. 🙂
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Re: Martha's done it again!

Post by Sandrine » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:31 am

It just amazes me how fast they are growing up! Like you said Marigold they look older than 12 days (well 16 days now) and yet they are still babies! And you realise that when you find them still trying to fit under Martha's wings at nap time 😂😂 still too young to go in a separate enclosure, but rapidly getting too big to stay in the current one!
I am not 100% sure because it's still way too early to tell, but if my experience and knowledge serves me right, we may have 2 girls and 2 boys.
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