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That explains it then

 

I bet you are looking for a lot bigger clutch this time, what with potentially more requests - :rolleyes:

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That explains it then

 

I bet you are looking for a lot bigger clutch this time, what with potentially more requests - :rolleyes:

There were four fertile eggs when I candled last.....but she has three foster eggs also of Omelette's :D

I would candle again but she has decided biting is a good plan for me when I look in :P

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That's right, I remember now you said you put some of Ommie's eggs in there.

 

so if the young hatch, we will get spicey googies? :rolleyes:

 

4 fertile is one more than last time, and losing one due to all the "non-budgie" drama that was going on in your life at the time is not likely to happen this time, so all looks promising.

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Moved the babies out of the breeder cage. Frannie has been bitten by somneone in there....a slight scar across her beak, some bleeding. They are in a kindie cage together now.

 

FRANNIE

 

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and

 

MAC

 

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These guys are now out in the aviary

 

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didnt get a picture of Mac

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She still has her bars - amazing. I thought they would have gone by now.

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She still has her bars - amazing. I thought they would have gone by now.

She has just started breaking her cap :P

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These guys are now out in the aviary

 

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didnt get a picture of Mac

 

Mac also in the aviary :)

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One chick only so far to Big Blue and Spice. There may only be one other. Two eggs were pierced, resulting in dead in shell chicks. Others addled. One other showing fertile.

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she seems not be the best mother.

 

If you breed her again, might you need to foster the eggs to allow them to remain fee from piercings and addling?

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she seems not be the best mother.

 

If you breed her again, might you need to foster the eggs to allow them to remain fee from piercings and addling?

She chose to go to nest the second clutch not being in "breeding condition" so I didnt expect much from this clutch.

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she seems not be the best mother.

 

If you breed her again, might you need to foster the eggs to allow them to remain fee from piercings and addling?

She chose to go to nest the second clutch not being in "breeding condition" so I didnt expect much from this clutch.

 

Might it be worth fostering her chicks and allowing her a third round of eggs? She hasnt raised many in the first round and you could always foster the next round of eggs out to a more reliable brooding/feeding hen. Depends on how hot it is getting and how feasible it is - giving her a week or two with the chicks may allow her to come back into condition before you swap them out and let her lay a final round for this bout of breeding.

 

Just some thoughts :)

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she seems not be the best mother. If you breed her again, might you need to foster the eggs to allow them to remain fee from piercings and addling?
She chose to go to nest the second clutch not being in "breeding condition" so I didnt expect much from this clutch.
Might it be worth fostering her chicks and allowing her a third round of eggs? She hasnt raised many in the first round and you could always foster the next round of eggs out to a more reliable brooding/feeding hen. Depends on how hot it is getting and how feasible it is - giving her a week or two with the chicks may allow her to come back into condition before you swap them out and let her lay a final round for this bout of breeding.Just some thoughts :)
Could do...we will see how she copes. At the moment she is real grumpy. Also I dont have many pairs breeding right now so fosters arent happening.
she seems not be the best mother. If you breed her again, might you need to foster the eggs to allow them to remain fee from piercings and addling?
She's a good Mum. I wonder if her huge ape of a husband Big Blue is the one damaging the eggs as he goes in and out the nestbox. Edited by KAZ

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I tend to blame most egg problems on males - typically because 9/10 in my breeding rooms it IS the males that play kick ball with eggs, try to steal one or two from mum to 'help' her sit on them and puncture them in the process (I have actually watched this happen). Or mum will nip out for a stretch/poop and the cock will run in and do heaven knows what for a minute before the hen comes back.

 

I have a hen who had one last chick in the nest box that was very active exploring and her first two eggs got cracked and eaten, removed the chick (first of this round, no other kindy aged chicks so i had hoped to leave it with the parents if possible) and no further egg problems. She has 6 eggs currently (total 8 laid if you include broken ones).

 

Fingers crossed :)

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I tend to blame most egg problems on males - typically because 9/10 in my breeding rooms it IS the males that play kick ball with eggs, try to steal one or two from mum to 'help' her sit on them and puncture them in the process (I have actually watched this happen). Or mum will nip out for a stretch/poop and the cock will run in and do heaven knows what for a minute before the hen comes back.

 

 

So, in theory, "Stupid Fathers" is a trait we would be wanting to select away from, if possible? :)

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I tend to blame most egg problems on males - typically because 9/10 in my breeding rooms it IS the males that play kick ball with eggs, try to steal one or two from mum to 'help' her sit on them and puncture them in the process (I have actually watched this happen). Or mum will nip out for a stretch/poop and the cock will run in and do heaven knows what for a minute before the hen comes back.
So, in theory, "Stupid Fathers" is a trait we would be wanting to select away from, if possible? :)

 

Sounds like a good plan. ;) Put a legring on the only chick so far in the nestbox today.......nearly didnt fit....its growing so much

 

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Put a legring on the only chick so far in the nestbox today.......nearly didnt fit....its growing so much

 

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How many days old is this chick? It does look big.

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Put a legring on the only chick so far in the nestbox today.......nearly didnt fit....its growing so much

 

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How many days old is this chick? It does look big.

 

 

Nine days old :)

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Put a legring on the only chick so far in the nestbox today.......nearly didnt fit....its growing so much

 

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How many days old is this chick? It does look big.

 

 

Nine days old :)

 

 

I thought they got their down by this age?

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Put a legring on the only chick so far in the nestbox today.......nearly didnt fit....its growing so much

 

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How many days old is this chick? It does look big.

Nine days old :hug:

I thought they got their down by this age?

Not all of them - it depends on the variety! :D

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Not all of them - it depends on the variety! :wub:

 

 

Aha, I see. Learning something new all the time.

In that case, Kaz, can we see a couple shots of this one in the future, as it's feathers/down comes in more? (You were probably planning to post pics, anyway, right? :cake: )

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Put a legring on the only chick so far in the nestbox today.......nearly didnt fit....its growing so much

 

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How many days old is this chick? It does look big.

 

 

Nine days old :emoticon112:

 

 

I thought they got their down by this age?

There is down :)

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That chick does look very large, and Mac is coming along nicely

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That chick does look very large, and Mac is coming along nicely

A very good sized chick Dave. I just tossed out all the other eggs. There were three of Omelette's in there shye laid o0ff the perch ...they were addled. One fertile egg left in the nest. By the time it hatches, if it does I will have to transfer it to another nest due to massive size difference between chicks.

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Mac 054-8.jpg

 

and Frannie 066-5.jpg

 

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and baby sibling 053-7.jpg

 

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can i have mac he is lovely i will give him a great home treat him with care pleeeez Kaz see you sunday baby looks good to can't wait for more photo's when it grows

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