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i am shipping birds to alberta and the birds that i am shiping (7 pair's) all laid eggs that i let hatch because i was unsure of the date that i was shipping them so they hatched all 7 pairs so that's 14 babis now i have my breeding stock that have young and i was wondering if i was able to put the babies under the mom's of my breeding stock i dont need any answers like "it's a bad thing or anything" i just want to know if my breeding stock will look after the new young i place in there box
can anyone tell me that??
 

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Sounds like you NEED to wait to ship your birds. You wouldn't want to risk loosing them.
 

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well i cant wait there is a set date and can not be set back any later

all i need to know is if my breeders will look after them or not
We need a little more information. Like, how OLD are the BREEDERS babies, compared to THESE babies that you want to foster. For instance, you can't put a 3 day old baby in the nest with a 2 week old baby.............
 

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well i cant wait there is a set date and can not be set back any later

all i need to know is if my breeders will look after them or not
You say you don't want advice similar to "it's not a good idea" ... so, I assume you know the risks. If that's the case, and if you can't change the shipping date (not sure why??), then what choice do you have other than to put them with your breeders (and try) or hand raise them yourself???? How can anyone tell you, for sure, ahead of time, if your breeders will do the job or not?? :confused:
 

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yep and i have 9 pair or breeders 7 have babies 2 days old and 2 pair on eggs after raising there first clutch this year
Well, like WW said........if you HAVE to ship the birds, then you don't have much choice. 3 babies is a LOT for a pair to raise, but it's not impossible. How old are the two sets of eggs?
 

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you can try it and watch closely and see how it goes, if they don't feed them then you will have to have plan B, which could mean not sending the birds, as the life of the young ones should come first.
 

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tuesday or wed this week
Here's what I would do........

The longer the babies can stay with their parents, the better, because they can get the crop milk as long as possible and the breeders won't have to "share" what they have for their babies.
I would wait until Monday around noon and switch the babies then. Give each breeder pair that has babies, one baby.
This also give the birds that you are taking the babies away from, time to adjust to their babies being gone. When you take the babies, take the nest bowl too.....don't leave anything with the ones that you are shipping.
I assume that you're using two boxes to ship these birds? Cock in one, hens in the other.
 

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So....you could keep the babies with the parents for another 5 days, at least.

I still think you should delay the shipping until the young are weaned. THEIR wellbeing should ABSOLUTELY come first....and anyone who will be receiving the birds SHOULD appreciate your commitment to their health & safety. You made the decision to breed them and to let the babies hatch. You now have an obligation to their wellbeing. Why can't you delay the shipping?
 

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i dont know how he is doing it he send's me money he has a friend come get them from toronto and then his friend is shiping them to alberta not me i have nothing t odo with it i just get the money and give them to a friend of his ( is it a good idea to make up a paper stating that he/she picked up the birds and i have given them to him. that way if they dont make it there it's not my fault?)
 
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