Flamingos share the parenting role for their chicks. Female flamingos only reproduce one egg per year which is another cause of endangerment. Chicks are born in medium sized eggs and they take about 30 days to hatch. The parents keep the egg in a mud nest and they take turns sitting on it while the other gets food. Once the baby is born a similar process takes place. One parent protects the baby while the other gets food. Both mother and father produce milk so the baby always has food. Like many other birds, when the baby is learning to eat food the mother or father will pre-chew the food. The baby learns to hunt their food by watching the parents, once the beak is strong enough the baby will feed itself.