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Now what? Are you going to leave it there or try to convince her there's a better place.

I've known others that used wax on cracked eggs. Somewhere in the back of my head I seem to remember someone using Elmer's glue.
 

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Now what? Are you going to leave it there or try to convince her there's a better place.

I've known others that used wax on cracked eggs. Somewhere in the back of my head I seem to remember someone using Elmer's glue.
I know I replied to this before, yet, it isn't here. I must have forgotten to click, "post reply".

Betty has at least seven eggs. She evicted the call hen days ago who has started her own nest on the other wall of the turkey shed; an unsafe place. I'll try to come up with a solution to making the nest a safe place.

The wood glue is much like Elmer's but makes a stronger bond. I candled the repaired egg this morning and everything looked good.
 

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Because of all the birds. The silly duck made her nest in a well traveled area so now to make it an untraveled area.
 

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LOL I truly thought they were smarter than that. Goes to show what I know about ducks.
Muscovys seem pretty intelligent, but the Calls are a step above a rock. I find this odd as calls are basically tiny mallards and the mallards I had long ago were as with it as the muscovys. A busy day-planting garden, cleaning kiddie pools, playing with Toby, planting fig slips, making a water garden, doing dishes, feeding the squabs, and on and on and on.

I made the call nest safer by putting a small table over it and some branches around it; now to see if Mrs. Call accepts my handiwork.

I have been surprised to see that Betty sleeps on the eggs every night since the first egg.
 

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Had to laugh at your description of the Calls, a step above a rock. LOL I guess breeding to develop the Calls took away a lot of what they had upstairs.

I'm thinking now about going out to do my have covered tunnels for the quail.
 

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I;ll bet they use those tunnels to make nests in. Kiddie pool cleaned, squabs fed, garden spot worked to be planted when the sun isn't so hot. Now to rest. Dog feeding time is at 3; just time enough for a Star Trek.
 

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They've surprised me at how tame they can be. Several were right there checking out what I was doing.

You've got to feel pretty good, tired, but good about how much you accomplished today. And time left over for Star Trek.
 

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They've surprised me at how tame they can be. Several were right there checking out what I was doing.

You've got to feel pretty good, tired, but good about how much you accomplished today. And time left over for Star Trek.
Yes, much better than yesterday where I did nothing but... The days not over yet. I still have a lot of plants to place in their appropriate spots. Star Trek I saw not long ago.
 

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It's getting late. Who's fixing dinner?
I fed myself. Kimmi was at her Mom's for the night. She's very ill according to Kimmi and it sure sounds like she is. She has an appointment with a specialist the 23rd. Heart problems and diabetic; circulation in her feet has gotten bad, balance is bad, headaches...
 

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I'm sorry about MIL. It's going to get rough for you and Kimmi as this moves forward.

That's great news about so many of the eggs making it this far.
 

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I'm sorry about MIL. It's going to get rough for you and Kimmi as this moves forward.

That's great news about so many of the eggs making it this far.
I can't help thinking that some of the ailment is put on to get attention. The new incubator does well; 10 muscovy and 11 call duck eggs all developing; very well indeed.
 

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Or not. Since Kimmi is so attached be careful how you approach this.

I'm still surprised your no name incubator is performing so well.
 

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Or not. Since Kimmi is so attached be careful how you approach this.

I'm still surprised your no name incubator is performing so well.
You got that right. I do feel a bit ashamed of myself for feeling the way I do; all her aches and pains could be quite real.

I posted the incubator name in one of the posts, but don't remember now.
 
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