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My Last Clutch For The Season

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These are some pics of my last clutch for the season before winter comes.

 

Leo - YF Type 2 Opaline sky blue Cock

Bella - Dilute Cobolt Blue Hen

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laid 7 eggs.

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First & Second Eggs Hatched on the 14th April 2014

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Third Egg Hatched on the 15th April 2014

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Fourth Egg Hatched on the 18th April 2014

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Fifth Egg Hatched on the 20th April 2014

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Baby No.5 Hatched yesterday. I checked twice yesterday and Baby had no food in its crop. Check on baby No.5 again today and still no food in its crop so i have given it some formula feeds today. about 3-4 hours inbetween formula feeding and its crop has completely emptied between hand feeds. Parents seem to still have not feed the youngest chick.

I will check it again in the morning if its still alive i will be hand rearing that chick, but leaving it in the nest between feeds so hopefuly parents might start feeding it.

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Wonderful News!! Checked on the clutch thismorning and the youngest baby has a full crop and has been well feed over night by the parents! I will keep an eye on them all to make sure they are being feed well, and will step in if i need to.

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6th Egg has hatched, all 6 babies are being feed well. I wonder if the 7th and final egg will hatch??

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Congrats, just ensure that you keep an eye on them regularly, as 6 chicks can be an extremely heavy burden on the parents, lettalone 7.

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7th egg hatched today. I checked all babies over and all are well feed and growing fast. Oldest 3 are already showing some colours in there pin feathers.

I feed the parents seed, milet spray, seed bell, fresh carot, silverbeet and cooked egg every day. They also have a mineral bell, cuttle bone & fresh water in there cage.

I have hand reared babies before, so i will step in and hand rear a few of them if i see the parents are not coping or some of the babies are not being feed well.

100% fertile rate and hatch rate for this pair. I am very happy with these budgies :)

All seems well for now :)

 

All eggs have hatched, 7 babies in the clutch.

 

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This is my breeding cage

 

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Baby No.1 YF Type 2 Opaline Cobolt?

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Baby No.2 YF Type 2 Normal Sky Blue?

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Baby No.3 YF Type 2 Opaline Cobolt?

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Baby No.4 YF Type 2 Normal Cobolt?

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Baby No.5 Normal Cobolt

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Baby No.6 Normal

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