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  1. Can I Change My Males

    In my experience if you change cocks it usually results in the hen leaving her eggs. She can even attack the intruder so keep an eye on her.
  2. First of all don't assume that just because the hens are very young that they wont breed, they can breed under 6 months old and having them in with the other birds may well stimulate them to breed. Second thing, in an aviary breeding situation you need to understand that the risks of hens going into other boxes and fighting other hens and destroying chicks is high, they are best separated and bred as pairs. If aviary breeding you need to be very vigilant and check on them a few times a day if possible to make sure they are sticking to their own boxes. Any trouble makers should be removed immediately. I would have double the boxes that you have hens to avoid fighting as much as possible. If you still want to aviary breed I'd remove the young hens. Then remove the boxes and clean them out. Wait for a couple of weeks and then put the boxes back in to try again. Assuming your birds are in breeding condition they will probably get excited and go investigate straight away. Keep in mind the hot weather though, as it gets very hot in those boxes so once the heat kicks in its best to rest your birds.
  3. Fostering Eggs

    You could potentially try giving the barren hen a few cool mints or something similar to an egg and see what she does...If your very lucky and she sits you could then introduce the eggs. But it would be rare for that to work.
  4. Fostering Eggs

    Hi There. If she isn't sitting on eggs and you put them in her box the most likely outcome is that she will clean them out of her box and destroy them. Sometimes hens wont breed because they are to young, to old or they have fertility issues that mean they will never lay.
  5. First time breeding question about health

    Most hens will move out of the box or you can gently push them out then block the hole with something and check the box properly. Take out any dead chicks. You can usually handle chicks okay without mums getting to fussed. I start checking my hens every day when they lay eggs so as to get them used to me and I handle babies as needed to keep their toes and beaks free of dried on food or poo's. Be aware that hens can be very protective and may bite you, but most usually don't. Go slow and gentle and be careful that she goes out of the hole not out beside your hand. In the wild nature just takes its course and dead babies are not removed but its going to decompose and create its own health hazard so best removed.
  6. Budgie eggs

    Also Raad I would say that if you try your best and fail, then you are not alone. Unfortunately things like this do happen and the more you raise birds or any other thing for that matter then the more you will see that things can go right and they can go wrong too. Sometimes no matter what you do things don't turn out the way you want them to. Good luck. I hope it works out for you.
  7. Budgie eggs

    If you have managed to keep them alive I think its their best bet. If I have a hen that has laid to many eggs and I have another hen on eggs the same age she will take them no problem...Its no good giving the eggs to a hen with no eggs as she will destroy them and you don't want them hatching way before or way after the ones that are already in the nest. If they have chilled over night I think it would be to late to rescue them.
  8. Hi. Your bird appears to be a Spangle which is not ideal for breeding Rainbows. You need Clearwings, Opaline, Golden Face or Yellow all in combination. If you add Opaline to the colours of your bird you will get some attractive birds which are similar to Rainbows. Breeding Rainbows takes years to put together the colours that make a Rainbow. Have fun.
  9. Budgie eggs

    Hi Raad. Fostering to hens with eggs the same age is the best option. Did you manage to foster them?
  10. Male And Male Trying To Mate With Each Other

    Can you post a good photo of the 2 nmales so I can see their faces?
  11. Breeding Software Mac

    I'm pretty sure Ken Yorke can help you.... See if you can look him up on the internet. He has written many articles and books and sells things to do with birds.
  12. Assuming he's light green, split blue and split cinnamon wing... Put to a cobalt blue hen ...I think you'll get 50% blue and 50%green split blue. Some of the blue's will be cobalt and some of them sky blue. Some of the greens will be dark and some light. Some of the hens bred will be cinnamon and some of the cocks split cinnamon. If the hen were to be dominant pied as well, theoretically approx. 50% of the young will be pied.
  13. Help- New Member

    Hi There Look up sexing budgies on the internet... Adult males often have a blue cere (the patch of skin above the beak that has the 2 nostril holes in it) Adult hens can be a whitish blue to a brown colour. Baby males often are a purplish colour and baby girls bluish with a whitish colour close to the nostril holes. Hope that helps. Cheers
  14. Hi There... If he's green and 1 parent was a cinnamon wing blue then he will be split blue and split cinnamon wing.. It kinda looks like a yellow or golden face blue though, it might just be the colour in the picture. He looks more like an aqua-ish colour rather than green. Look at green on the internet if you don't have 1 to compare him to. If he's green, buy a blue to put him to and you will get green and blue babies. If he were my bird and I wanted some different colours I would put him to a Yellow face blue or a normal blue- Dominant pied.