Browsing Archive: March, 2010

Harris's Hawk chicks, 3 to 5 days old, in the brooder

Posted by Jennifer Coulson on Wednesday, March 24, 2010, In : Breeding 

We hand-raise the hawks for their first 5-6 days of life.  This increases the survival rate. There are many changes happening within the first few days of life, making this is a particularly delicate time.  Some of these changes include absorption of the yolk sac, and activation of the digestive system.  We give the chicks to the parents when they are 5 to 6 days old.

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