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I cleaned our 11 this past Sunday and one had fresh eggs. So if you are in the south get out there and get your boxes cleaned.
Do you think i hurt those eggs? I did touch two of them before i realized they where fresh but i already had the cedar chip and crap smell on my hands so maybe they are good.
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I wish you were closer I have an incubator I'd love to hatch them out
I doubt they are hurt
heck I found a Screach owl in my last weekend
he wasn't anywhere near impressed with me peaking in on him at high noon.
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The eggs are fine. Its actually an old wives tale about scent and mother birds. Biologists routinely handle eggs each year when conducting nest searches....holding the egg up to a light source such as the sun and viewing through a rubber tube allows them to age the egg and thus determine how far along the egg is.. This is known as candeling.
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