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  1. Hi all,


    The Dad has taken over the feeding, but he is not sitting on the 1 remaining baby, one of Lemons chicks is 3 days older and is twice the size and its eyes are open, but this ones eyes are not open, and it is half the size of lemons baby that is 3 days older.

    The baby has not grown any bigger since the hen died, and the dad took over.





  2. Apart from a contagious illness, bugs can come into their system from contaminated water. Water is easily contaminated, especially in hot weather, when seeds from their beaks gets into their water dishes or drinkers and sours the water. Is this a possibility ?
    More info:She has sucessfully raised two previous clutches.
    Was this her third clutch in a row ?




    I had trouble with the water with her last clutch, so i have changed that daily,


    I have given her a break between her clutches of about 2 months.



  3. Blossom was showing signs of being sick, so i immediately separated her, and the Dad took over the feeding, but one chick died this morning, as he was not sitting on them overnight, but he does sit on them in the day. Blossom also died yesterday. I have another hen I have been thinking of fostering the 1 remaining baby to, but what if the baby is sick? It might make the foster mothers babies sick? The Dad is still feeding it, but not siting on it, so it feels cold.



  4. My hen is not feeding her babies, and she sits beside them in the nest box, so they are cold.

    I have another hen with two babies, should i put them in with her?




    More info:


    She has sucessfully raised two previous clutches.

    Has a supportive mate.

  5. Lemon chucked the two eggs out just after she laid the second egg, so she hadn't started sitting yet. She has a supportive partner, in an aviary with another breeding pair (who now have one egg). She seems very healthy. We have had some hot weather, but now it is cool - but it wasn't really that hot where we are, so I don't think that would be the problem.


    Lemon had chucked one egg out, and then I changed the nest box, because she had made a hole in the bottom, and then she chucked the second egg out.


    The last clutch are now four months old, so she did get a rest without the nest boxes for a few months.


    Thanks for your help, maybe she will lay some more eggs especially now that her neighbours have one egg (do they know when others lay eggs ???????)




  6. I have four Budgie's, I have paired them up TODAY and they dont like each other, but they dont fight, they just avoid each other, Will they finally pair up? I want to keep them as pairs, as they are good colours together, What do I do?




  7. Here is an example of the cere i am talking about.




    The baby on the left IS a clear hen, the baby on the right looks more like a cock, but is in fact a hen.... :wacko:

    I think your new bird is possibly the same. a cock would have a more consistent (and darker) pinky/purple cere



    Hey you should enter this photo in Budgie of the month! Its so cute

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