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Hi guys

 

 

This is probly a very dumb question but no harm in asking, How many male for each female well yes i know the male helps feed the female and all that stuff but its not like shes in there ever second of the day(well mine is not)

 

i know its really dumb but still know harm in asking thx any one that helps :) :) :)

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From what I know on having many birds in an aviery is that to each male you have two females to prevent fights but if you are talking about breeding is that just one for each pair any more could disrupt nests and babies (maybe sometimes not intentially)

Sorry for my awful spelling.

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For a large group in an aviary, I think you are better off having extra males, not extra females. It's the females that will fight over males, if they don't each have a mate available, but the males will buddy up with same sex, and not care if there are enough females.

 

However, if you have a lot of males and only a few hens, that's not good either. In a large cage kept in a house, I would try to even it out, since with smaller numbers, they have less choices of who to make best friends with. And not to overcrowd. Hens especially get crabby when they are crowded.

 

For breeding, yes, only one male and one female in each breeding cage.

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okay thx guys what i was thinking was if you had a female in each breeding cage and then have like a big breeder male to mate with the females but i gess not now and by the way me and my dad built breeding cages :) :) :)

Edited by Finnie
fixed breading to breeding :)

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Funky, you are right, some experienced breeders who have a great cock that they need to use over several hens will move him back and forth between cages. I would leave that until you are a little more experienced.

 

It's not much help to you anyway, if the cock isn't super wonderful. You would just end up with a lot of chicks who are brothers and sisters, and who you can't breed to each other later.

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Hello Several years ago I bought 4 special cock budgies (brothers). I put them in an aviary with 8 unrelated hens &

12 nest boxes. Hens squabble over boxes not mates. Cocks are quite happy to service any willing hen. While his

first choice is busy. From these pairings, I got around 30 hens & out of these I chose 8 of those that looked most

like their fathers. The next season I paired in separate cages 2 hens with 1 cock. So I could ring chicks for I.D.

purposes. Now I had all the specials I needed... The no-no's of breeding close relatives comes from the fear of

multiplying faults. Common sense is not confined to experts.....B.J.

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Hi all,

As you all know my breading pair of budgies have had eggs and they have hatched so I will post my question here so i do not have to post agian, so my baby budgies are about 2 weeks old now and have been looking out of the nest box and stuff like that, but my oldest one pepper has been walking out of the nest box and i think has fallen out while i was away and so i put him back in the nest i was wondering is ther any way i could stop him from doing this and tips would be grate thx

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Hi Please describe your boxes, Size . shape . where' is the hole. & box orientation.(which way up).....B.J.

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I will get some pics of the box this afternoon.

 

the box is the right way up and has four bits of wood around the hole instead of the stick it has a lift up lid,

 

i think that covered it :) :) ;)

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