My First Eggs!!

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Michael N
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Joined: Sun Jul 11, 2004 12:39 pm
Location: KS/Wichita

Excited to report my very first eggs during today's nest check! Even noticed another pair has started adding green leaves to their nest.
Put up my first house last year and added 2 gourds this year. I currently have 3 pairs. :)

It's been quite a joy watching them this year. :grin:
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Anthony Neira
Posts: 1317
Joined: Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:12 pm
Location: San Antonio /Texas
Martin Colony History: Started in 1992 From neighbors old 1950-60's colonies. Have 8 Trio 6 Room Houses, 4 MPP Poles, 1 Heath Deluxe Gourd with Troyer Porch, 8 NatureLine Gourds with Troyer Porches, 5 Troyer Horizontals ,& 2 S&K 11" WITH Troyer Porches ready for 2019 Season !

Big Congrat.s Michael !May you get many, many, more!
DebA
Posts: 1941
Joined: Tue May 04, 2010 7:43 am
Location: Pratt County/Kansas
Martin Colony History: Start 2009 with one pair. Upgraded from S&K houses to two Trendsetter 12's with gourds beneath in 2013. I have experienced job, pet, and parental losses since '13. The Purple Martins lift my spirits and remind me how life continues forward by flying their little selves from Brazil back to my yard. As one forum person once told me, chin up DebA, look at the martins. Danger all around but yet they soar in the sky without a care in the world.

It is exciting! Sounds like you have a good colony start. I was going to say enjoy every minute but, duh, you are way ahead of me there. :)

Deb
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Pratt County, Kansas
2016 34 PAIR
2015 27 PAIR
2014 23 PAIR
2013 13 PAIR
2012 6 PAIR
2011 4 PAIR
2010 2 PAIR
2009 1 PAIR
Michael N
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Joined: Sun Jul 11, 2004 12:39 pm
Location: KS/Wichita

Thanks guys. Definitely feel blessed to have this kind of success so early in my landlord adventure. Good luck to all the rest of this season. :)
DakotaLady
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Location: Bismarck, ND

It sounds like you are well on your way to an active colony. Congratulations on your first eggs. How exciting.
~Tangula~

2013 - 16 pair, 79 eggs, 71 fledged
2012 - 4 pair, 18 eggs, 18 fledged
Michael N
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Joined: Sun Jul 11, 2004 12:39 pm
Location: KS/Wichita

Looks like 5 eggs in the gourd as of today. More green leaves going into nest #2 and the beginnings of a 3rd nest are under way. 8)
Michael N
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Joined: Sun Jul 11, 2004 12:39 pm
Location: KS/Wichita

Just a quick update. I have 2 nests with 5 eggs each and a 3rd nest that has been completed but no eggs yet. :grin:

I have a modified trio grandma, and I noticed 1 of the eggs is in the front compartment by itself, outside of the nest. Should I just leave it?

Thanks!
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