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Re: kicking out eggs

Posted by Julie on 4/05/06
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    On 3/04/06, Mark Wright wrote:
    > I have 9 budgies in a flight cage. I have hung nestboxes
    > inside the cage. One hen laid 3 eggs and seemed not to be
    > attentive. She then kick the three eggs out of the box
    > and they broke. Another hen laid 4 eggs and was sitting
    > regularly on the eggs. The first hen laid an egg again so
    > I put it with the other clutch while the hen was out. The
    > next day all her eggs were kick out.
    > What do i do?
    > I very sucessfully breed lovebirds. I have only one pair
    > of lovebirds per breeding cage with a nestbox attached. I
    > have had 10-12 clutches over the few yrs.
    > The budgies are continuing to nest and mate...
    > Help

    The eggs might not have been fertile. They will discard
    them sometimes because of that. Other budgies will keep on
    sitting on them even if they are not fertile or have died in
    the egg. It just depends on the bird.