Re: Baby Mutilated by Mom
Posted by Beth on 2/07/07
On 1/27/07, KittyJ wrote:
> On 1/21/07, Beth wrote:
>> I haven't been on this site for a while and possibly this
>> has already been discussed.... But I lost a 5 week old
>> budgie last week. It came out of the nest box and the mom
>> attacked it.
>> My question is: Should this hen be used for breeding
>> again? She was fine with her first clutch. She is 3
>> years old and just I just started breeding her.
> This is very uncommon IF you provide large enough cage,
> nestbox and food dishes, enough perches and stimulants in
> the cage. A good picture of the cage, I can help tell you
> what I think better. But without knwoing or seeing too much
> Its hard to say.
> You should alway shave a larhe enough cage for any animal
> when you breed. Just like us they need space, stimulants,
> lots of food, and fresh food and room to get away from
The cage is 30x18x18. They seem to have plenty of room. I
left "Dad" to raise the oldest 4 babies and I hand fed the
surviving 3 younger ones. Thanks for your input.