Posted by sandy on 2/04/06
wanted to say thank you for your response, she does have a
nesting box, I don;t think she knows what its for because I've
had it attached to the cage for over a year now, she had 3 eggs
about a yr ago and the same thing happened, I feel she just
doesn't have the "mother" instint in her.
> On 2/03/06, Sandy wrote:
>> I have a 3yr old female parakeet who does not want to lay
>> her eggs, she has laid eggs before, she laid 3 over a year
>> ago now I found one so far on the bottom of the cage, she
>> seems to not want anything to do with the eggs, is there
>> something I can do to try and save the eggs?
> my first question is do you have a proper nest box? if so,
> then the chances are the reason you found the egg on the
> bottom of the cage was because she was having a hard time
> getting the egg laid. sometimes this happens. it's called
> egg binding and can be very dangerous or deadly. if she laid
> it on the bottom though the worst is likely behind you. just
> watch her for a few days and make sure she doesn't have
> anymore problems. if she has a good nest box set out of the
> way that she has good access to she will likely go to the
> box and lay the rest of the eggs. with her not sitting on
> the eggs before it could have been because it was her first
> clutch and she really didn't know what to do but if she
> refuses to sit on them again this time i would put them
> under another hen. if that isn't an option, you could get an
> incubator...this is not as easy as it sounds (just throw
> them in the incubator and they'll hatch) they have to be
> turned regularly or the baby will stick to the shell and
> die. once they hatch you can try to put them with her. this
> may or may not work....hope this helps some......good luck
> and keep us posted, jill
Posts on this thread, including this one
- eggs, 2/03/06, by Sandy.
- Re: eggs, 2/03/06, by Sarah.
- Re: eggs, 2/03/06, by jill.
- Re: eggs, 2/04/06, by sue.
- Re: eggs, 2/04/06, by sandy.
- Re: eggs, 2/06/06, by Kitty.J.