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Time to clean wood duck boxes

Postby klee7013 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:23 am

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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Re: Time to clean wood duck boxes

Postby scoggins221 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:56 pm

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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Re: Time to clean wood duck boxes

Postby mcclinj » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:42 am

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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