how to minimize stress during transport

by Harold schessler
(Yorkville il)

I am about to adopt 2 Suns & a Nandy from someone who lives 60 miles away.
The Suns are currently sitting on 2 clutches of eggs.

we are wondering whether we should wait until they have 1)abandoned their eggs, 2) remove the eggs and wait for a number of days for them to quiet down or
3)transfer them while nesting 4) take their nest box (and eggs) away a few days before movement - don't know which would be less stressful.
The Suns are laying but the Nandy has joined in and sits on the eggs too! Incredible!

I have lots of experience with birds but don't know what to do in this instance to avoid trauma to these precious girls.

We will be grateful for your opinions.

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Sep 29, 2008
Transporting birds on eggs
by: The Vet

If the eggs are potentially fertile they should not be allowed to hatch for the fear that they could be hybrids. It is best to allow them to sit full term to prevent laying more. But they should not be allowed to hatch.

Dr. B

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