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**KAZ**
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I have no nesting boxes in the aviary, but in the budgies sheer desperation to breed I have budgies trying to lay eggs everywhere right now. Some are digging tunnels into the earth floor, others are trying to create nests in little alcoves and on top of feeders. I am finding eggs everywhere !! ( Dont laugh Phoebe :P:P: )

I totally did not think of this one !!

A planter that has become empty since the plant was eaten...................:fear :blink:

 

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EMPTY POT

 

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CINNAMON AND PARTNER....PLAYING ???

 

I DON"T THINK SO :blink::blush:

 

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Oh Dear :(

 

***I have removed the budgies and their eggs. They have been placed in a cage and when she lays her next egg IN A NESTING BOX she can have the other two eggs back again :glare: :huh: :mellow:

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(Laughing out loud) - that looks like a pretty obvious spot to me. All this egg laying, and their creativeness, must mean you are missing the obvious - (Laughing out loud)!!

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LOL - that looks like a pretty obvious spot to me. All this egg laying, and their creativeness, must mean you are missing the obvious - lol!!

 

Yep...I was too busy to notice they had taken out a plant and all the soil :blush:

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You'll have recessives or split recessives if that hen isn't spilt herself :blush:

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You'll have recessives or split recessives if that hen isn't spilt herself :blink:

 

:blush: :glare:

 

 

Cinnamon's mother is Kaya ( cinnamon green split blue ) and Dad is Sonny ( YF 2 spangle split to cinnamon )

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Clever little budgies!! :blush: :(Laughing out loud):

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Some are digging tunnels into the earth floor, others are trying to create nests in little alcoves and on top of feeders. I am finding eggs everywhere !!

 

Digging in the earth floor - yup, mine did that to me too. They were all old birds I was going to let live out the rest of their alloted time in a nice aviary. They were NOT ready to retire!

 

Feeders - yup - I've had a couple of hens some years ago repeatedly dig ALL the seed out of the feeders and somehow squeeze under the divider and lay eggs INSIDE the feeder!

 

Sometimes you just gotta let them have their own way ... they seem to think they know better than us what they need / want :blush:

 

Cheers,

KathyW.

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Some are digging tunnels into the earth floor, others are trying to create nests in little alcoves and on top of feeders. I am finding eggs everywhere !!

 

Digging in the earth floor - yup, mine did that to me too. They were all old birds I was going to let live out the rest of their alloted time in a nice aviary. They were NOT ready to retire!

 

Feeders - yup - I've had a couple of hens some years ago repeatedly dig ALL the seed out of the feeders and somehow squeeze under the divider and lay eggs INSIDE the feeder!

 

Sometimes you just gotta let them have their own way ... they seem to think they know better than us what they need / want :blush:

 

Cheers,

KathyW.

 

Determined aren't they ? :glare:

I cant leave them there as they are attracting other birds who also think its a good idea. If I put the parents in a breeding cabinet and wait till she lays the next egg in the actual nesting box I can then add the first two eggs to the nest. It has worked before. The plantpot has been removed. Meanwhile, others keep digging holes next to the aviary front section...and I keep filling in the holes.

Soon to change all and there will be no soil floors. :blink:

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So these aren't the parents...

 

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I thought the cock was recessive...:blush:

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Kaz was listing the hen's parents.

 

Poor Kaz, but it seems lucky you had a spare cage still!

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So these aren't the parents...

 

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I thought the cock was recessive...:blush:

 

YES...they are the parents. I was listing the parents of the hen. I believe the cockbird is from recessive parents both sides.

 

Kaz was listing the hen's parents.

 

Poor Kaz, but it seems lucky you had a spare cage still!

 

I am amidst building new cages, but had to put this pair in an old breeder cage that had to have a quick fix up to accommodate them. If budgies could GRIN from ear to ear....I would describe this pair as doing exactly that sitting on their perch in the breeder cage now :glare:

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So how many pairs do yo have down now? and how many of those were unplanned?

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So how many pairs do yo have down now? and how many of those were unplanned?

 

Only this pair was unplanned :blush:

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The old saying where there’s a will there’s a way. That’s their survival mechanism…breed…Breed & BREED!!! If the condition are good…Breed.

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Every day I am finding unclaimed eggs in the aviary. I pop them under nesting hens ( just in case they are okay ) so I guess there will be a few "odd" chicks coming out of nests....maybe :blush:

 

 

PS Norm.....conditions must be GOOD then :glare:

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Ohhh so it's split recessives then... That godd Kaz. a good split is better than a normal any day. :blush:

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Well Kaz what type of flowers will you get from that flower pot ;)

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Well Kaz what type of flowers will you get from that flower pot :D

 

;) "unplanned" ones :D

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If the flower pot eggs hatch you will have to give them flower names. Things don't get that desperate at my place, as I'm still building breeding cabinets, but it will have to stop soon. Running out of room. Got about 30 pairs down.

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Well Kaz what type of flowers will you get from that flower pot :)

 

We have a result from the flowerpot babies. There are five. Four visual violet normals, One cobalt or sky violet normal. Two fledged today, three still in the nest :wacko:

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Oh..........I forgot to mention...amongst the 3 chicks still in the nestbox, there is a new egg :)

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Could we be expecting some piccies soon by any chance? :)

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Could we be expecting some piccies soon by any chance? :wacko:

Will do some on the weekend,as I have tons of work right now and no time to blink :)

 

:)

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I'll look forward to it!! :D

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l can hardly wait to see the pics :D

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