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1 gotta love nature on Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:45 pm

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I think it was day 3 of my "test hatch" in the incubator when the power went out for 2 days in the bad snow storm we had. I had a collapsed chicken house to deal with, so the eggs in the incubator only got a sheet tossed on them and forgotten about. Power came back on and they still had the sheet on them for atleast half a day before I remembered. Then when I was going to head to Alberta, I thought - what the heck, I'll leave them cause I didn't want to turn the incubator off.

I candled last night, and 6 out of 6 of the magpie eggs are bouncing around inside their very nice looking egg! Yeah. I wonder if I'll need to add two days to the hatching due date, or just go with the due date as normal... Smile

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2 Re: gotta love nature on Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:52 pm

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cheers  Incubation win!  cheers 

3 Re: gotta love nature on Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:58 pm

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YAY!

4 Re: gotta love nature on Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:18 pm

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Magpie eggs? I must have missed something. What are Magpie eggs? Magpies? Like, Magpies? I must have missed something lol. Very curious.

5 Re: gotta love nature on Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:26 pm

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Yes, IslandGal is beginning an experimental breeding population of magpies. Her plans are to train them, and rent them out for alternative weddings. You know, like some people release doves, she will release magpies. Her plans have been somewhat thwarted by the inability to recoup the magpies. Little strings ties to the legs are just not working!

Or they could be Magpie Ducks!

6 Re: gotta love nature on Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:30 pm

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Farmchiq wrote:Magpie eggs?  I must have missed something.  What are Magpie eggs?  Magpies?  Like, Magpies?  I must have missed something lol. Very curious.  

Schipperkesue wrote:Yes, IslandGal is beginning an experimental breeding population of magpies.  Her plans are to train them, and rent them out for alternative weddings.  You know, like some people release doves, she will release magpies.  Her plans have been somewhat thwarted by the inability to recoup the magpies.  Little strings ties to the legs are just not working!

Or they could be Magpie Ducks!

I had a pet Magpie once....when I was a kid. The bird was a baby and either fell from the nest or mom was either killed or abandoned the baby...so we fed it, it grew, it ate, became a pet...

But these eggs are Magpie Ducks - though I will consider these eggs crosses, as the girls were in with a mix of boys before they came to me. Another month and a few test hatches before I'll call them pure...

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7 Re: gotta love nature on Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:49 pm

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I feel like Magdelan.  er, I mean, I feel a little, uh, *gullible*.  But that's not a bad thing.  I've just never heard of Magpie Ducks.  It's an honest mistake.  Not so much gullible as just never heard of it, right?  

Huh - that's cool about the pet MPie.  Did it stick around?  THAT PART'S REAL, right?  Razz

8 Re: gotta love nature on Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:27 pm

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I am sorry, Farmchiq!  I am guilty of never letting the truth get in the way of a good story.

But can you picture it? The bride and groom say "I do!" And from behind the justice of the peace up fly 40 black and white magpies, their feathers glittering iridescently in the sun, squawking and complaining as they dive-bomb the guests!  I would pay for that!

I have been toying with the idea that Islandgal's true reason for her recent trip to Alberta was to find some outcross magpies for her breeding stock.

9 Re: gotta love nature on Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:15 am

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Schipperkesue wrote:I am sorry, Farmchiq!  I am guilty of never letting the truth get in the way of a good story.

But can you picture it? The bride and groom say "I do!" And from behind the justice of the peace up fly 40 black and white magpies, their feathers glittering iridescently in the sun, squawking and complaining as they dive-bomb the guests!  I would pay for that!

I have been toying with the idea that Islandgal's true reason for her recent trip to Alberta was to find some outcross magpies for her breeding stock.

Darn...you got me, that's why it took me two days to get home cause I had of pick up all the magpies I caught I the traps I laid out on the way there.  cheers 

For the pain and trouble that they are, I do think magpies are beautiful.

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10 Re: gotta love nature on Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:03 am

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I KNEW IT!  Razz 

11 Re: gotta love nature on Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:22 pm

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ROFL

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