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The thing is, she has already laid eggs, this would of been her second round. But its not like they were consecutive either.

She incubated the last round and one hatched (they all died; yellow belly, DIS and addled)

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This is the frustrating side of breeding show budgies I am afraid. Sorry to read about your struggles but these things happen far too often I must say.

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Sorry to hear that you have lost some chicks and your hen Maddy, I really know how you feel.

I found a young bird dead on the floor yesterday, one of my fist I bred this year, she was about 10 weeks old. I have no idea why she died. and I had a yellow belly death too but at least it was in the same nest as the yellow death last week.

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Yea, me and you are not having the best luck this year splat lol

 

But, I have still have other pairs down, so hopefully I'll get something out of them to replace this one.

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Yea, me and you are not having the best luck this year splat lol

 

 

 

 

add me to that list of not having the best of luck too :(

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Curses.

 

Another death

 

This time though it was a chick that would of been completely useless to me breeding wise.

She had no feathers down her spine or at the back of her head. She actually did not look the healthiest and I kind of expected this to happen.

 

I was waiting until she could eat by herself, then she was coming inside as a pet for my mum. But it never happened.

Boy, my mum is going to be upset when she gets home lol

 

I intend on getting pictures of my new pairs soon. I can also clean out another breeding cage and out in another.

 

At the moment the only real update on my breeding is that I have a hen with 3 eggs (can't tell fertility yet)

And the hen from pair #6 is being suspiciously fantastic. As her only chick hops around on the perches and floor all day, then goes back inside the nest when she's bored.

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What a shame!!! Best of luck for your other pairs though...

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Terrible about the new death maddy.

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Sorry about the little not making Maddy know how you feel though, I am having a rotten time here too.

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Well, my luck hasn't gotten any better, but it hasn't gotten much worse either.

 

After the death of the useless chick, nothing much has happened.

I have a nest with 5 eggs, though they all look fertile. This is this hens third clutch. The first two were with a different male and I figured it was him.

But seeing as they are still fertile...I'm not sure whats going on. Any suggestions?

 

Also, I have a sick hen at the moment.

First step was to completely block off the nest of course (she didn't like it but too bad)

I was going to remove her from the cock, when I realised that she is quite weak, and I think the only reason she is still alive is because he is feeding and grooming her.

I've also put sulphur in their water to help rid the nasties from her system.

I feel there is not much to do now but wait.

 

The cock is taking beautiful care of her, he is always with her either grooming or feeding. And when he's not doing any of those things she's snuggled up against him.

Though its never a good time for a hen to get sick during the breeding season...I think that the fact that she has a personal carer is going her way.

 

But other than that, still a terrible season lol

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Put cock and hen where a warm lamp is........she will need that too.

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The hen died today.

 

So it seems I will not be breeding anything more this season as I have literally run out of usable hens.

 

Thats 4 in 2 months.

 

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Well, my breeding season is over.

 

I have 2 hens laying infertile. Two have gone out of condition, and the other is totally uninterested in the box.

And those 5 hens are all I have left sooooo.....I'm out lol

 

I've decided to remove all birds, put them back in the flight, and wait for my breeding room to be built before trying again.

Hopefully it will be up by the time summer cools down and I can start fresh.

 

Also, hopefully by then I will have found some better quality birds, as well as more hens.

 

There goes my chance of entering the YBS :/

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That's a shame. Better luck next time. ;)

 

Hopefully next time you will have some nice birds and end up with some really nice chicks. ^_^ Good luck !

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Well I gave up and put all my birds back into the aviary. It was like a big family reunion.

 

And surprise surprise, I lost another hen :/

 

Came to me the same time as the last hen that died. Both were purple ringers and this one wasn't even a year old. They were my two best.

So now, I have nothing to work with.

My hens weren't great before, but I've lost all my reasonable ones.

 

And being the terrible time that it is, no one has hens to give t this time soo.....bum

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the BRASSEA auction will have some good starter hens - it is on Sunday

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do you know why your lossing them

have you tryed to actually pin point the issue

take a back step and look at each bird thats died did they all seem to die pooy bum. thin , fluffed for few days where they all in same cabinit before the death or at anytime you can think of

back trake and try and work out what caused these deaths

also you must breed your own good hens

use your best cock birds to anything that breeds and just do this till you have few hens then breed another good cock bird to that same medioka but breeding hen

cross the brothers and sisters back then you will find them chicks to be rather quiet nice

and just as good as any you will buy

my albinos started with a really crappy 08 albino hen with no head and slack wings but big body (the headshrinker voodoo look )

she had three resonable hens and one okay cock

i keept all them and breed them to their dads brothers chicks and these second lot are lovley nice good sized hens

your own are always the best

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I've tried GB but every single one (except for two) seemed to have died of something different.

I know for sure two dies of internal laying, which was stupid because they had calcium in their water,

 

This recent one, apparently my dad tried to rescue it because it was on the floor of the cage acting like it couldn't lift its head.

It must of just happened because it was fine that morning.

Another hen started with a pooey bum and I tried to save her but apparently I couldn't.

 

And the first one that died, must of been the bad luck starter, died all of a sudden, just after I'd saved a cock from conjunctivitis.

 

Its crazy and its bringing me down :(

 

And that was my plan, to breed mediocre hens with good cocks until I get good hens....but the only hens I got left are worse than mediocre,

or can't seem to lay a fertile egg, or can't leave the eggs alone without eating them.

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I've tried GB but every single one (except for two) seemed to have died of something different.

I know for sure two dies of internal laying, which was stupid because they had calcium in their water,

 

This recent one, apparently my dad tried to rescue it because it was on the floor of the cage acting like it couldn't lift its head.

It must of just happened because it was fine that morning.

Another hen started with a pooey bum and I tried to save her but apparently I couldn't.

 

And the first one that died, must of been the bad luck starter, died all of a sudden, just after I'd saved a cock from conjunctivitis.

 

Its crazy and its bringing me down :(

 

And that was my plan, to breed mediocre hens with good cocks until I get good hens....but the only hens I got left are worse than mediocre,

or can't seem to lay a fertile egg, or can't leave the eggs alone without eating them.

 

im going through the same thing maddy you will come right i lost my best hen to internal laying and i thought i had plenty of calcium available these things just happen im only just giving it another go now. have you tried trimming the vent feathers of the birds that arfe laying infertile? ive just done that so fingers crossed it works

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