|Today's photo of Rosie on four eggs.|
There are still many questions and answers to post, but little time. This one came today, so all it takes is a quick copy and paste.
Question: LONE BOURKE HEN WON'T QUIT LAYING EGGS
|Photo of Fuchsia on eggs.|
Two of my Bourke hens are on their third clutch of eggs this year. Typically, I have allowed them to raise two clutches and hatch a third. When the babies in the third clutch are two weeks old, I remove and hand feed them so that I can take the nest boxes down. If I don't do that, the hens will begin laying more eggs before their previous young have all fledged.
|Young, hand fed Opaline Fallow with Red Eyes.|
He was DNA tested and is a male.
|Sister of the bird above. She was also DNA tested.|
She is an Opaline Fallow Bourke from Rosy parents.
|Two hand fed birds in front are promised and will leave us|
next week. The Lutino hen in the background is staying.