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  1. Thanks for the advice everyone, you have given me lots to think about. I do have a friend who breeds budgies on a much larger scale than me, I will give him a call for a foster Mum. I only breed for me and family and close friends, which is why I have one hen breeding, one clutch only.

     

     

    Which raises another question, which way do you have more success, fostering eggs or the chicks?


  2. I decided to let my hen have one clutch, this year. I gave her a nesting box, and she promptly started laying. Problem is, she is currently sitting on 10 eggs! I am sure she would not be able to raise all ten chicks successfully, but what to do????

    Middle of last week I removed 3 eggs, leaving 7, she has now laid 3 more and we are back to ten! I am fairly sure most are fertile. The first layed should hatch within a day.

    What would you do?

    I have no other hens laying, so fostering is not an option.


  3. Thanks for all the suggestions I shall hit my local hardware and try the moth trap thingys if I can get them.

     

    Probably a dumb question but I will ask anyway....Those bug zappers, aren't a danger for the birds are they? What if a budgie landed on it or chewed on it?


  4. Hi All!

     

    I am having a problem with a moth plague in my avairy. They are a small moth, about 2 cm across their wing span and there is a hundred of them! They don't seem to be causing any problems for my budgies but I have never had this problem before, so don't really know if they could be a problem.

     

    My avairy is clean, and the only thing I have tried is to squirt them with the hose! They do make the day to day maintenance of the avairy unpleasant.

     

    Has anyone had this problem? Any suggestions on what I can do?

     

    Help!!


  5. I too have just started giving my birds fresh eucalyptus branches.

     

    To keep it fresh longer, I devised a vase like thingy out of plastic pipe, sealing off one end. The branch sits in the tube with water and I have found the leaves stay green longer. The pipe is only a little wider that the branches I choose, so it is not a danger for my birds.

     

    My lot strip the stems and branch and gobble up the leaves! They love it!

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