Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Parenting: it's not for everyone

Not everyone is a great parent (you try sitting on an egg all day!) and even the best parents sometimes need a little help. This is the case with two of our breeding black vultures. In the past they've "given up" on their eggs after a few days, making it necessary for us to remove the eggs from their nest and foster them with our cochin hens, who are ideal egg moms, to say the least.

In this video, you see the two eggs being taken and replaced with dummy wooden eggs and then put in the coop under a very accommodating chicken:

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