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Date Posted: 07:53:39 12/27/07 Thu
Author: Rita
Author Host/IP: 67.176.144.206
Subject: Re: Ever had luck with fostering eggs?
In reply to: Suncrest 's message, "Re: Ever had luck with fostering eggs?" on 22:57:51 12/26/07 Wed

So many questions...lol. First of all, baby buttons, like chickens and ducks, do not feed from the parents at all, like finches and parakeets. You will need to put game bird starter or turkey crumble on the ground for the new chick to eat. I have heard that first eggs usually are not fertile, not sure if that bears truth or not. If you put the egg under your keet and she is setting on it, just leave it, you have nothing to lose. Button eggs usually incubate for 17 days. I once tried to foster some button eggs under a dove. No luck, but you never know. Baby buttons do need alot of heat, so you would have to make sure your keet would provide that. Also baby buttons are very active and delicate, a keet bill could do major damage if she gets irritated.

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