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Two Nests

Fife3000

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Nest #1 set up June 17 has two eggs.
Nest #2 set up today. Male and hen are both working on the nest making.
Nest #3 will be set up tomorrow.
May the good Lord bless me with healthy, fertile eggs!
 

Sparkles99

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Wow! Are you breeding fife canaries exclusively or other kinds too?
 

Fife3000

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I am hoping in the near future to take pictures of my birds individually. Something to look back on with pride.
 

Gigibirds

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Yay! Congratulations! :cngrt5:
 

Chomskypom

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Texas
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Those eggs and chicks must be so tiny :heart: hope all goes smoothly!
 

Fife3000

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Aint that the truth. Once all the chicks are hatched and mom leaves the nest, I will take pics.
 

SummerWing

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Dubai, UAE
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Congrats on your chicks and eggs!
 

Fife3000

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I know, I know, pictures. Coming soon. But I checked the nest and all 5 eggs have hatched. It looks like they will become white chicks, like dad. Now I just hope they all survive this challenging time. Dad is diligently feeding mom. And mom is feeding and keeping a close eye on the babies. Even Dad has taken turns laying on the chicks. Hoping and praying for the best!
 

Fife3000

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To my surprise there is a fifth chick in the nest. All the chicks bundled together made it hard to get an accurate count. Dad is a very determined parent. He is very persistent in feeding the hen. Even when she refuses his food, he tries until she accepts.
 

Fife3000

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About 15 min ago I found all five chicks dead in the nest. Flat and one even has an opening near the belly. Might the parents have gotten aggressive and not truly ready to be parents. They fed, and protected them. Im really bummed out right now. Feel like this beautiful batch of white chicks could have been something special. But now I dont know what happened. Talk about feeling down! Embarrassed to say but I feel like crying.
 

Fife3000

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A few days ago I decided to put up three nests. Happy to report each has eggs in it. I decided to keep my windows closed to keep heat and humidity down.
This should help prevent fast food spoilage. Although I am going to change it out sooner.
 
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