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The 1st is due Sept 20th... so 7 days...

 

I dont think shes going t chuck eggs... she still keeps them SUPER WARM and is good on them all the time... She wants babies so bad i think shell stay on them for ever :blink::lol: So you do think i should trasnfer 2 or 3 of the oldest eggs once they are very close to hatching?

 

Kirby :)

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it's a good idea to lighten the load on belle. Just don't move them until almost ready to hatch so as not to damage the devopling chick.

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OKIE THANKS!!! :)

 

This will be great! Then Belle will not have so many, and poor Ariel can get her chance to be good mummy :blink: Then keep in mind shes in the home made wooden log nest i built so you can all see new pics of it too :lol:

 

Kirby :D

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We are all excited for you Kirbs :budgiedance:

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my hen has 6 eggs now and i think she's finished

 

yours will hatch before mine kirby mine are due to hatch on the 26th

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Mine is two days behind Kirby :budgiedance: 22nd it's getting close now, 6 days kirby.

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Count down time :)

 

I should be getting at least a chick every other day from here on, except at times I could get two or three on the same day. :budgiedance:

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Hey guys!

 

UPDATE:

So i thought Belle was Finished.... Until i went into box after school and she laid a 7th egg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So i now have 7 eggs... so far 5 are fertile... :):P :ausb: My other worry is i went in yesterday and noticed Ariel (my other hen on clear eggs that has had them for over 30 days) not sitting on her eggs :P I was keeping her setup with her hubby Chico in case Belle being a new mom has this many eggs abandones them or some... so i could switch some to Ariel. Ariel was out of the nest, and the eggs were all VERY cold... But then shes now been on them all again and they are boiling... So im not sure if shes about to leave them for good.... or what. What should i do? 7 babies is A LOT for new mum and new dad to take care of... so i wanted to give Ariel 3 and let Belle have 4... but im not sure what will happen if/when Belle lays another, or Ariel leaves eggs... :blink:

 

Kirby

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You are in a bit of a dilemma arent you Kirby!! I have had first-time mothers manage 5-6 babies with no problems so hopefully your hen will manage okay too. I think maybe Ariel might be giving up on the hope of her eggs hatching and I dont think theres much you can do about it. Hopefully she will sit on them for another week or so but I wouldnt hold my breath if I was you. Maybe some other breeders will have some ideas on what to do..... Good luck

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I woulnd't panic now kirby, if you want you can leave ariel set up still and watch over the next little while to see what she does, if she leaves the nest that can't be helped. make sure you have handrearing formula and such in case you need to help out but budgies are ver good mummies most of the time. Belle has been doing a great job so far.

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Thansk you guys!

 

My 1st hen who bred (Chicos mom named Angel) had 8 babies both clutches... all survived, all healthy... Belles being VERY GOOD (on eggs 24/7, being fed by Kirby every 10 minutes, keeping nest poop free...) im just worried she may be overwhelmed at first...Ariels on eggs all night, so i think maybe she just lost interest for a bit. I may still give her the oldest egg near its hatching date (ill give one at a time i think...incase she doesnt sit then i wont lose a lot of babies, but when she sees a baby i know shell be good to it). Kirbys very calming to Belle, and when freaked out he comforts her GREATLY... I can even see him being the 1st to feed baby 1 to show Belle who will be like "WHAT THE HECK HAPPENED TO MY EGGS!!!"... :P

 

Kirby :)

 

update

 

Hey guys!

 

Heres a fast video of Kirby outside of the nest, Belle inside of it, with their 7 gorgeous eggs :wub:

http://s38.photobucket.com/albums/e104/pet...mgAnch=imgAnch1

Enjoy!

 

Kirby :)

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Great video kirby but too dark at the end for me to see the nest.

Hope all goes well.

 

Hope the hen doesn't mind all the distractions. :rolleyes:

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Thanks Daz! :wacko:

 

Nope... shes VERY fine with them now. Lets me touch eggs to candle and mark, clean dirty shavings, and inspect daily with no problems... Kirby doesnt either! Hes fine with me reaching in the nest, he just sings to Belle to reassure her im no harm... :sad:

 

BABIES IN 5 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rolleyes: :ausb: :blush::wub:

 

Kirby

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GUESS WHAT!!!! BELLE LAID 8TH RIGHT NOW!!!!!! I saw it happening! I thought she was done at 7... then i was feeding them all (the 3 cages) and i heard Belles nest box rattling... so i open up and her vent was right infront of the screen...then POP an egg! She didnt even care i was there and just looked at me, then moved the egg under her chest So, i to have 8 eggs, all fertile so far (ive candled 6, and all fertile)... Im going to give Ariel the oldest 3 eggs on Tuesday i think because 8 is a lot of wiggling babies for a first time mum... as the oldest egg should be born on the 20th... like Daz's eggs from his hen Jazz! Yay im soooo excited!!! Babies in 4 days!!! :P:D:)

 

Kirby

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wow lucky you :D

 

I can't wait to see your little wiggly pink blobs

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Kirby don't get disappointed if they don't start to hatch on the 20th they could be a day or two late. 18 - 19 days is only a guide remember. :D

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ME TO NERWEN!!! :P I honestly CANNOT WAIT! As for naming then...Karen has been so nice to allow me to name at least 20 of her birds... so im letting her name this bunch... :) Shes got a lot of names to think up if all 8 hatch ;)

 

Yes Dazza... your correct (Laughing out loud). Some peoples dont even hatch till 30 days :( But the last time i bred birds (6yrs ago) they all hatched on day 18 EXACT! So...(Laughing out loud) Thanks for info htough, your very helpful :)

 

Kirby

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:P:D:D How about......Doc, Dopy, Sleepy, Grumpy, Bashful, Happy, sneezy, Snow White ??? can't wait for news of pink babies!!!

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hey ksgrey love the dominant pied you called dazie :budgiedance:

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Wow Kirby! When is she going to stop?? The most mine have laid is 6! You must be very excitied!! I'm sure you'll let us all know when they start arriving!

The only pair I have left have mated up and am expecting eggs soon. :budgiedance:

 

I find when there are a lot of babies in the one nest the older ones sometimes squash the newly hatched ones so keep an eye out for that problem as there is a lot of difference in size.

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Naaa... i wont tell you guys...and i wont be happy... NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

 

WHIPEE IM SOO EXCITED ! ! ! ! ! YOU GUY SHAVE NO IDEA!!!!!! So, she has stopped at 8 eggs... :) which is still TONS... but i wish she only had a maximum of 6 as she is a new mum. The WEIRDEST thing EVER is when i bred budgies 6 years ago, the first two clutches had 8 eggs too!!!!! Now, i have yet 8 again!!!! ALL FERTILE BY THE WAY!!!! :D :D :D

 

ksgray- Thanks dear! But its up to Karen (bubbles)... Maybe shell use those who knows?

Daz- I named her :) (Laughing out loud)

 

Kirby ^_^

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So soon Kirbs. Can't wait!!! I'll be checking in tomorrow to see what action there might be.

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Kirby have you got the hand rearing mix ready. Have you looked up how to hand feed. Have you got the right equipment.

 

Now is the time to prepare for things to go wrong.

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Hey guys!!!

 

Shawna....im SOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :P:) :) I candled the wrong egg (i thought i was candling egg 7, but it was egg 1) and when i put it up to the light...i saw a BABY HEAD, LEGS, AND BODY!!!!! IM SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He was moving, and i saw his body so well! It was adorable! So far 7 out of 8 are fertile...and will candle the 8th, or i may not, as.... THERE WILL BE A BABY TOMRROW ! ! ! ! !So i wont want to interupt Belle just to check an egg :P Im soo excited!

 

Daz- No i dont have any mix, but i looked and my local pet store only had canary and tiel mix in HUGE bags that were $49.99 EACH BAG!!! So i want to go to another store to get a smaller bag of budgie mix... But if Belle doesnt care for it (im 100% sure she will), Ariel is still on her eggs *i think, as i saw her out of the box for about 10 minutes today when i saw feeding them, and normally shes only out for 5 or so...*

 

WILL KEEP YOU ALL POSTED!!!!! :):blink::D

 

Kirb

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Here is some aboriginal names. Since budgie ARE Australian , maybe you can use some of these

 

Alkira the sky

Arana Moon

Allira daughter

Adina good

Biara banksia

Binda green place

Camira of the wind

Carina a bride

Cobar burnt earth

Coreen end of the hills

Daku sand

Darri A track or road

Decreeree willy wagtail (bird)

Dorak lively

Durrie bread made from seed

Eerin small grey owl

Ekala a lake

Elanora A home by the sea

Elandra Home by the sea

Ellin moving

Gedala the daytime

Gidja god of the moon

Gulara moonlight

Kaleny uncle

Kamu blood red

Kanji bone

Kapi moon

Karna man

Kateena daughter

Kinta laughter

Kyeema dawn

Kuru stranger

Maji hungry

Malka body markings

Mani equal

Matong powerful

Mirrhi little girl

Moonya home

Murana willy wagtail

Muma ghost

Naya mother

Narani small, little

Narwee the sun

Nooka giving

Nurrin eldest sisiter

Nooree noisy one

paba mother

Pach white

pacha bald

Pinba rainbow lorikeet

ponto little brother

puku child

tempi swamp ****

tirrike laughter and joy

tyipa moon

warroo fire

wunya big brother

Yami aunty

yampi mother in law

yhi goddess of light

Adoni sunset

Arora cockatoo

Darel blue sky

gelar brother

Jannali the moon

Jirra a kangaroo

Kimba a bushfire

Kora companion

Kylie boomerang

Leena possum

mandu the sun

mani a jewel

marinna a song

matari a man

merinda a beautiful woman

mirrin a cloud

talia flourishing, or near a stream

Tallara rain

Tinka the day

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