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Welcome to Animal Husbandry 101, this is the place for all things animal.

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    Well, I was cleaning up my yard from the wind storm we had on Thursday evening, and I discovered an unbroken robin's egg. It was pretty cold, but it was completely intact. I wanted to show it to my son and to Mrs. The Cat, so I picked it up and took it inside. Well, it started moving. Barely, but I could feel it move. So did my son and the Mrs. Well, we all have pretty tender hearts, and didn't want to abandon the thing if it had a chance of survival. We got a small bowl and a piece of an abandoned nest from the bushes in the front yard and placed it in the nest in the bowl. We took it to the nearby veterinarian to ask what to do. The guy behind the counter was very rude, and told us they couldn't do anything with a bird egg. So, I came home and asked Google. He told me to take it to a pet store. Fortunately, we have a Petco within a few minutes. I called and the girl that answered said she had an incubator at home and already had 2 robin eggs, and that she would be glad to take it home. She looked at it outside in the sun and determined that it will hatch in about a week, and that despite it suffering from low humidity, she could care for it through its hatching. She even volunteered to call us to let us know the progress. Son was very happy, and we wrote a very nice note on the local Petco's Facebook page thanking the young lady who took the egg.
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    We're not so high tech... we just put it in a small aquarium with a 60 watt light bulb, shielding the egg from the direct light. And, yeah, we've hatched robins, starlings, wrens.....

    Somewhere i have a picture of an old work shirt of mine I left in the garage, and a family of birds decided to hatch in it.

    I have to admit -- I'm a softie for baby birds.
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    • #3
      Be careful, you don't want to end up with the bugs that a friend of ours got. Can't remember exactly what they were, but they would get all over you, and were very hard to get rid of.

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      • #4
        Bird mites?


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        • #5
          Originally posted by mossrose View Post
          Bird mites?
          That's the one. Thanks.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Cerebrum123 View Post
              Be careful, you don't want to end up with the bugs that a friend of ours got. Can't remember exactly what they were, but they would get all over you, and were very hard to get rid of.
              I live in the woods. We call that "nature". But, yeah, we try to keep the more "natural" parts of nature at the back of the property.
              "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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              • #8
                Eggs don't have mites, the birds have to hatch to get them.
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                • #9
                  Awwww....

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                    I live in the woods. We call that "nature". But, yeah, we try to keep the more "natural" parts of nature at the back of the property.
                    I call it "unpleasant"

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                    • #11
                      Season 3, episode 12, "Mr Monk gets Cabin Fever":

                      'Nature! I've got Nature on my hand! Get it off! '


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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by mossrose View Post
                        Season 3, episode 12, "Mr Monk gets Cabin Fever":

                        'Nature! I've got Nature on my hand! Get it off! '
                        Yeah, EGGzackly!
                        "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                        • #13
                          Ah...i miss Tony Shaloub.
                          Watch your links! http://www.theologyweb.com/campus/fa...corumetiquette

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by DesertBerean View Post
                            Ah...i miss Tony Shaloub.
                            We often see Monk Marathons
                            "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                              We often see Monk Marathons
                              Yes we do...and the finale was one that I was actually pleased with. I meant I miss the actor himself. They did have a new series with him which I never got around to seeing before it bombed out, apparently.
                              Watch your links! http://www.theologyweb.com/campus/fa...corumetiquette

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