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raad    0

hi

i have 2 adult birds and which laid eggs . my female budgie laid 5 eggs and she passed away today and only the father was with them

we have a separate cage only for these . i could leave the eggs with the father but the father had a seizure last month and only now he is recovered it was because he was stressed and lonely with only his mate. we have two cages as they are the parents they babies whatever grew up in a separate cage since we had to leave town for a few days we gave the parents cage to a vet person that we knew and the other to a friend and during that time he had an seizure and he recovered from it we came the next day and got the cages and he was fine after that he had no signs of a seizure

but now as his mate has passed  we put him in the other cage with the other budgies as i cant not risk another seizure. but the eggs that were laid are fertile and you can see a baby moving in side one of the eggs and i dont want them to die. so i would like some help .

i am going to check in the morning if there are any birds that can foster them i would also like help in this pls 

i have put a lamp near them for now as i dont know wat to do

 

 

 

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raad    0

pls i really need help

 

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Finnie    0

Hi Raad,

You could try incubating them like chicken eggs. Approx 99.5F (37.5C?) with humidity about 50%, and turn them 3-5 times per day. However, if they hatch, you are going to have a hard time keeping them alive for the first week. They will need round the clock hand feedings from a pipette or eye dropper and a warm environment, about the same as the eggs need in the incubator. It can be done, but it will be a lot of trouble. Your best bet is to see if anyone near you has a pair of budgies sitting on eggs that will be due around the same time. Good luck!

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Hi Raad. Fostering to hens with eggs the same age is the best option. Did you manage to foster them?

 

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raad    0

they haven't laid any eggs for now as we shifted them to a larger cage but before that i have put a newborn chick with the other birds ( the ones which laid eggs but never hatched and the other birds have destroyed the eggs ) and it grew up just fine. but these are eggs so i am a bit scared to let them go in the big cage . what if the other birds manage to attack the eggs ? if it was a new egg that hasnt been incubated i would let the eggs go there but these eggs have the babies inside them and i have seen it so i am a bit scared . i am trying to see if there are any birds which will be able to foster them 

1 hour ago, colourbreeder said:

Hi Raad. Fostering to hens with eggs the same age is the best option. Did you manage to foster them?

 

 

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raad    0
12 hours ago, Finnie said:

Hi Raad,

You could try incubating them like chicken eggs. Approx 99.5F (37.5C?) with humidity about 50%, and turn them 3-5 times per day. However, if they hatch, you are going to have a hard time keeping them alive for the first week. They will need round the clock hand feedings from a pipette or eye dropper and a warm environment, about the same as the eggs need in the incubator. It can be done, but it will be a lot of trouble. Your best bet is to see if anyone near you has a pair of budgies sitting on eggs that will be due around the same time. Good luck!

but i would still like to know how to feed the little ones when they hatch . like what formula to feed and how long to take care of them its okay if its a lot of trouble i am on my break either way with nothing better to do , i want to save these eggs so can you please help

 

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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.

 

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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.

    

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raad    0
2 hours ago, colourbreeder said:

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.

 

they babies in the eggs are alive the mother died yesterday and they survived the night as i had the lamp on for them . i want to give them the best chance they have so i am looking into all the options available for them , including the one where i have to incubate them for now 

so i would like opinions advises as much as i can get 

thanks

 

 

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Finnie    0

While you wait for it to hatch, you can read up on hand rearing. Our FAQs section has good articles. 

http://forums.budgiebreeders.asn.au/faqs/index.php?action=artikel&cat=8&id=303&artlang=en

 

http://forums.budgiebreeders.asn.au/faqs/index.php?action=artikel&cat=8&id=162&artlang=en

 

http://forums.budgiebreeders.asn.au/faqs/index.php?sid=1790174&lang=en&action=show&cat=8

You can teach yourself just about anything you need to know about breeding budgies by reading through the FAQs articles and the pinned topics in the breeding section of the forum. 

You can also Google YouTube videos of people hand feeding their birds. 

I wish you luck. Hand feeding from hatch once was enough for me. If I don't have suitable foster hens, I let them go. I only hand feed now after the parents raise them the first two weeks. 

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