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Re: eggs

Posted by jill on 2/03/06
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    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