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These are the birds I have paired up so far.

 

The first pair are in a separate cage with a breeding box. Have only had them three days.

 

Second and third pair are still in the main cage and too young to breed, but they've bonded very well so I'm pleased with that.

 

For the first pair, how long would you guys expect before I might see eggs in the nest box?

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Drogo    0

Your hen is not in breeding condition just yet.

 

If the hen has a nice chocolate coloured cere with a rough texture, you can expect eggs in just 10 days.

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okay great well I'll keep feeding sprouted seeds and lots of veggies and see what happens over the next few weeks.

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Budgie_Mad    0

you own very beautiful budgies. The pairs look good, glad your ensuring they are in age. And yes to me the only one in breeding condition is the first male. Silver beet is supposed to bring the birds into breeding condition, worked for me.

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robyn    0

Nice group of birds Laura, just thought last picture Cock looks like he could have a bit of scale on his beak. May be just the picture but worth checking in case. cheers

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Nice group of birds Laura, just thought last picture Cock looks like he could have a bit of scale on his beak. May be just the picture but worth checking in case. cheers

 

Indeed he does Robyn and it's being treated :)

 

you own very beautiful budgies. The pairs look good, glad your ensuring they are in age. And yes to me the only one in breeding condition is the first male. Silver beet is supposed to bring the birds into breeding condition, worked for me.

 

Thanks :) I'm quite fond of them. The younger two pairs are between seven and ten months (hens seven, cocks ten). They're just in the big cage together at the moment, bonding, doing their budgie-thing. I'm thinking I'll pop them in breeding cages around the end of June or early July and see what happens. I'm not fussed if it takes them a while to sort themselves out. None of them have experience so I'm not expecting top results first time around as far as hatch rate or fertility of the eggs in general.

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