Re: Help! My First Quaker Babies!
Posted by Evelyn on 5/10/07
On 5/09/07, Lora wrote:
> If these are the first babies your birds have ever had? then
> either watch them or pull them. Can you hand feed? I cannot
> believe no one answered you!!! So freakin sad a baby had to
> If you cannot hand feed, then find someone locally that can
> or learn. Its not that hard, you just have to becareful with
> temp and controlling the way you feed them.
> Personally, I would pull the younger ones, and if there is
> any eggs left pull them too. Five is plenty, well, four now.
> More to follow
I have 3 years of hand feeding experience. I have even fed baby
Quakers (not mine). I just don't know what to expect from
Quaker first time parents. If I had known they weren't going to
feed the youngest, I would have pulled him and let him take his
chances with me. I just wasn't sure if they would kill the rest
of the babies if I removed one. So far, so good. They are
continuing to feed the 4 other babies. I just hold my breath
every time I look in the nest box. Don't want to find another