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Re: My dove is a bad...


I think she has flown the coop.  I haven't seen her here at all today 
and the two eggs are just sitting out on a pretty cold day...50's!  I 
would say the eggs are a gonner unless I'm missing something.

DF

Andrea H wrote:

>My book says Males watch the brood about 8 hours a day and the female the
>rest. Are very messy and don't clean up after the chicks. Doesn't say
>anything about the eggs or "sitting" in particular.
>Andrea H
>Beaufort, SC
>Zone 8b
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "David Franzman" <dfranzma@pacbell.net>
>To: "Garden" <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2003 5:30 PM
>Subject: [CHAT] My dove is a bad...
>
>
>  
>
>>parent!  Aren't momma birds supposed to sit on their eggs all the time?
>> Our dove that I told you about keeps leaving the nest in my hanging
>>basket.  She left several times yesterday but always came back.  Now
>>today I haven't seen her at all.  It hasn't been very warm so I'm
>>concerned that the eggs are getting cold.  Are mommas supposed to sit on
>>the eggs all the time?
>>
>>DF
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