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April 24, 2011: Third Egg Hatching

April 24, 2011: Third Egg Hatching

Credit: Krista Bradford

by Bob Sallinger

kgw.com

Posted on April 24, 2011 at 12:29 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 5:58 PM

The third egg began to hatch on Saturday evening. The following screen shots were taken by Krista Bradford. You can see the egg in the first picture in the foreground with a small hole where the chick has broken through. There are also some nice shots of the first two chicks. Some folks have noticed that the chicks seem to already be pecking at each other. This probably has more to do with the fact that they have very poor vision than any sort of aggression at this age. They are most likely reacting to one another's movements and instinctively pecking to get food just as they do when mom reaches down to them. They are not so much pecking at one another as trying to find the next morsel of rat.

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