Friday, February 27, 2009

Adult Died

One of the 2 female adults has died.
There is a biscuit tin in the hutch for them to use as a dust bath, and she was inbetween that and the wall, so I'm not sure if she got trapped and died, or if there was another reason.
The other one seems fine.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Chick - 8 days old

The chick is 8 days old, and its grown loads in size and got more feathers in a few days.

The egg it hatched out of.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Diamond Dove Chick - 5 days old

The adults came off the nest today so I weighed the chick and took a few pictures.

It is 10 grams.
For comparison against a 10 pence piece.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Baby Dove

One of the eggs has hatched. The shell is on the floor and I can hear a squeak so its still alive at the moment. They're sitting on it to keep it warm, and to incubate the egg, so I haven't seen it yet.
I'll try + get a picture later.

Friday, February 6, 2009


Richard + Judy are still incubating the eggs - I've just realised that there are 2 eggs now, not just one, so I'm not sure when the sencond one was laid, but it will hatch a few days later than the first one.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Snow Chickens

Matilda + Theodore have just been out in the snow and didn't really know what to make of it :D

Monday, February 2, 2009

Snow day!

It has been snowing since yesterday, but we still had to go into school as usual.
The snow started to get a lot thicker and so we all had to go to our form rooms at 11 o'clock, and they sent us all home.
We went home and met back up in the park. None of us had sledges, so we improvised with a storage box :D
There is a blanket closure of all schools in Birmingham tomorrow, with a possibility of them being closed in Wednesday aswell!


Judy has literally just laid an egg she is sitting on it incubating it at the moment.
If all goes to plan, she will lay another egg tomorrow, or the day after, and then she will sit on them for 14 days and then we will have 2 baby Diamond Doves.
BUT because they are new, it's quite unlikely that they will get it right the first time, and she will probably stop incubating the eggs after a few days and it will take a few goes to get the laying and incubating right.