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Date Posted: 21:45:17 07/10/08 Thu
Author: Rhonda
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Subject: Re: First hatch - reply to Rhonda
In reply to: Dave H 's message, "Re: First hatch - reply to Rhonda" on 20:08:00 07/10/08 Thu

That's the spirit!

Your nylon mesh will work until the birds start boinking. Then you will need something that will keep the birds in. And, of course, keep the dog out! We have screening on top of some of our cages and our brooder. We put the heat lamp directly on the screening, and then cover the screen with a towel to keep the heat in, if we need it warmer. Also, we change the wattage of the bulb, depending on what temp we need. Keep in mind, when choosing your top, that you need something that won't injure the birds when they boink. A hard plastic lid will not work, unless you cover it with some foam, which some people do. An inexpensive and convenient house for a button in a vinyl reptarium. We don't have any, but that has been recommended to me, and I checked them out, but we had already invested in some bird cages and glass reptile cages.

You might want to try hatching out 6 or 7 eggs. You might get three - five eggs hatch out from that amount.

Good luck!

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