August 7, 2007

Ostriches born without using an incubator

Filed under: Animals,Dutch first by Orangemaster @ 9:22 am

For the first time in the Netherlands, ostriches have been born without the help of an incubator, according to ostrich breeder Monnikenwerve from Sluis, Zeeland. The hatching of the eggs was a real team effort, as besides mother Fatima and father Zorro, two other ostriches took turns sitting on the eggs. Last Friday two eggs out of ten were hatched, with the rest expected to hatch any day now. The two chicks now weigh about a kilo, but in a year they will weigh about 100 kilos. The ostrich is the heaviest and biggest bird in the world, and it cannot fly. They are also very tasty with a port sauce.


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