Saturday, November 14, 2009
Cricket And Vitamin D Ostelin Pill !!!
What will be the best and easiest food for a young birds hatched from your incubator?
I was making some research on what will be the best food for baby swiftlets.
While reading a book written by Dr Nugroho and gang I discovered something that is interesting to take note.
The selected chapter describe about how to increase the probability of swiftlet eggs from hatching
This person took the challenge to ensure that all eggs in his BH, either incubate by AF or Serinti, must be 100% hatched.
He will buy those eggs and select the high quality eggs that are free of cracks or spoilt.
He then incubate them until they are about to be ready to hatch. When that happen he will swab the egg with those eggs being incubated by his AF or Serinti.
Due to inconsistencies of those AF and Serinti to begin laying eggs in their nests, he tend to have those artificially incubated hatched faster then the foster parent laying eggs.
He got very little choice but to breed those young chicks.
Breeding young chicks are not as easy as once can imagine.
He tried feeding the chicks with many types of food but not a single food can make those young chicks leave for 10 days. He tried with Tauhu, Milk, ants eggs, boiled eggs, meal worms and etc.
One day he tried feeding those hungry chicks with young crickets and Vitamin D pill Ostelin.
The combination makes the young chick survived until they can be released to nature.
To ensure that these birds will return, the author did a very smart moved.
When these birds reached 43 days, they were actually latched close to those real young birds in the BH. Put them by hand but must be careful not to scares the other baby birds.
Remember they will no longer take any food to get ready to fly.
The integration works must be carried out at around noon (1pm) but not later then 4pm.
The next day these incubated chicks will take their maiden flight and mix around with the rest of the birds in the BH.
They will practise their flying ability for the rest of the day. They will try to fly outside but later come inside to rest.
Once they are hungry and ready, they will join the other young birds to find food with the foster parents.
By this method there is a very strong chance that they will survive and perhaps return to build their nest where they were allowed to start flying.
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