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Re: my cockatiels layed 2 eggs

Posted by kristi on 3/05/07
(8) Comments

    On 3/01/07, LindaC in OK wrote:
    > congratulations on tiel eggs and prospective q eggs. i do check
    > nest boxes daily in the evening so I know what's going on. With
    > yours peeved maybe you shouldn't do that so often as Dave said. I
    > truly would candle so I know what to expect and I also number gently
    > with a Sharpie so my records are organized.
    > Do you give your birds apple cider vinegar to help if they have any
    > minor bacteria before they start to feed babys? put 5 drops of acv
    > in 8 oz of water for 3 days for tiels and quakers. Sometimes I do
    > it again for 1 day just before projected hatch date. I give it to
    > all the birds every 5 or 6 weeks and I know some breeders that do
    > this once a month without fail.
    > I turned my aviary over to my daughter and she is watching the blue
    > q's work their nest box. You just never know with quakers they can
    > work a nb for months. they will lay when they are ready and not a
    > minute before. This one pair have pretty babys but not good feeders
    > so we have to take the babys soon after they hatch.
    > hopefully your birds are all on good diets including lots of fresh
    > veggies. Now is the time to get them use to the softer foods they
    > need to feed babys. I give them cooked brown rice, mashed hard
    > boiled egg (no shell) and mashed baked sweet potato 2 or 3 times a
    > day when there are babys and it's part of balanced diet any other
    > time along with seed, a few natural pellets but not every day and
    > crock pot cooked turkey or chicken or pasta or beans and on and
    > on...... :-) WE all eat really well.
    > happy thoughts,
    > LindaC
    > congrats on ur new babies, i also am a new hobby breeder, and have
    had 3 succesful clutches of tiels and a clutch of green cheek conures
    in the nest. I always checked my nest box and also mark my eggs. I
    have had one pair of my breeders that in their first clutch had 4 eggs
    and in the next they had 9, so there is no set amount, although when
    they had the 9 we had to help her she couldn't feed them all. Good
    luck !!!!!!!!!!!