The Country Diary of a GenX Woman

Being Born

20140312_082854After losing a number of fully developed keets in the first year when they couldn’t get out of their shells, I always intervene if a keet has not made much progress.   My birthing kit includes 2 wet tea towels which I alternately heat in the microwave to give a warm moist environment to work in, tweezers to break off shell, a bowl with warm water and some cotton buds to ease the membrane away from the bird.    I only break shell away round the fat end and make sure I don’t pull the shell or membrane away at the other end where the keet is still attached.  

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