Dh has destroyed a bush that had the nest (before we found it)
If it was up to me I would feed the egg to the dog! Ds won't let me, he has it in his head that it will hatch and be his pet!
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Does anyone know what type of bird it might be based on the shell?
It's quite small.
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31-08-2013 12:42 #1
Ds found a baby bird egg, now what?
31-08-2013 12:53 #2Senior Member
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possibly a pigeon.
they are common and small. put it in a box (cardboard...even an egg carton) with some cotton wool and a lid to keep it warm. Wrap it in a towel. Be prepared that it may be dead though.
Nope its a magpie egg
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31-08-2013 13:12 #3
If it has been sat on by the mum then being too cold will kill it. If you want to make a serious attempt at hatching it you need a thermostatically controlled heat source to keep the egg at a steady temp usually between 37-38 C You need to put it in a box that is big enough to hold a makeshift nest to hold the egg as well as a small saucer with wet cotton balls on it for humidity. Then you have to turn the egg a few times a day to stop the chick from sticking to the sides and dying. You also need a thermometer to monitor the temp inside your incubator. Lol, then if it hatches you have to be prepared to find out what it is and how to feed it. I would put it in a nest of tissues in a box and keep it somewhere warm and get him to turn them. It will die but it will teach him about how to care properly for nature and the environment.
31-08-2013 13:17 #4
Take it to the vet!!!!!
31-08-2013 13:19 #5
I think I will leave it in the cotton wool container it is in now. If it hatches, I'll take it to the vet.
We have magpies here, but I've never seen them around the back yard. Plus this was a vine bush not a tree.
31-08-2013 13:25 #6
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31-08-2013 14:14 #7
looks like a blackbird egg
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