Post: Canary Not Feeding Chicks
Posted by Ariel on 5/22/09
I have a yellow pair of canaries. They have had two
clutches, the first clutch lasted a few days. Then all were
dead. The second clutch, had one broken egg, one dead baby,
and one live baby. I put the live baby under my red factor
pair which had a chick, and an egg still, but it was weak
already, I think it was too late, it didn't make it.
When I find the dead babies, they are flat, with empty
stomaches, I dont' think their parents feed them, the hen
just continues to sit on them around the clock. I put egg
food for the parents, that they don't touch for some
reason, yet my red factors devour like there's no tomorrow.
The pair is on three eggs now, due to hatch in a week or
less... so advice is appreciated. I changed the location of
the cage, thinking maybe some more sunshine will do them
good to stimulate them maybe? Should I handfeed this
clutch? I really don't want to loose a weeks sleep, and
worried about handfeeding such small birds.
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Canary Not Feeding Chicks, 5/22/09, by Ariel.