Re: Eggs in "Cozy"
Posted by Lou on 4/18/07
Thanks for your responses... I'm pretty sure the pair are in
good condition even though I wasn't expecting to set them up to
breed for a couple more months. I'm partucular about my birds
diet and they are definitely NOT seed junkies! They get plenty
of veggies and I add vitamins and probiotics to their water a
few times a week. They haven't had a cuttlebone for calcium,
but I have added Calciboost to the water at least onces a week.
I may try moving the eggs to a nest box and hope that they won't
abandon them. The babies will be the very rare violet masked
and I surely want to give them every chance of surviving! I
just wish I had another pair to foster the eggs with! Both of
my other pairs are on eggs, but already starting to hatch.
On 4/17/07, Martha wrote:
> Or, you could also shake or freeze the eggs up so that any
> embryos that were inside will cease to developped (you know
> what I mean, but I don't want to use that "k" word).
> Place the eggs back in the cozy so that she can continue
> incubating, she will leave the nest when they do not hatch.
> I just reread you post and if they are young and
> this "pregnancy" in unexpected.. I am wondering if you had the
> chance to get them into good breeding condition and on a great
> diet (if they came to you as seed junkies) to prepare them for
> Considering that you may not have done this, and also the
> great chance of them abandoning the eggs if changed places...
> I would opt for shaking the eggs and letting her sit. She
> will get the rest she needs while sitting; if the eggs become
> abandonned in a switch she may lay right away again.
> Sorry about the first post, I was thinking of my birds who are
> not fussy at all. Your guys are young, on a first clutch and
> may be totally different... I can't compare.
> Now that I rethink, were I you, I wold just shake 'em. Sorry,
> I really am not a heartless person.