I have no experience with fostering myself. Here is a site I
found (take out the spaces):
http://www.love birdsplus.com/fostering. html
I quote ths from the last paragraph of the text:
"I have had a lot of success with fostering and many chicks have
been saved that otherwise would have died. I've had babies hatch
from eggs that I've picked up from the bottoms of cages where
pairs were on breeder rest and the hen started to lay. My
fostering technique is not species specific, either. I find that,
as long as I know my own birds, I can foster almost any lovebird
species to any other lovebird species....as long as I stay within
my own criteria."
Hope that helps you out and good luck.
Do you have time to handfeed them in case they are hatched but not
If you decide not to "transfer" them in the end; would you be able
to get a nice thick layer of nesting material into the cozy
(without making it too high for the babies to fall out) and
something to stabilize the bottom. Maybe you could get by with
them in the cozy, safe and clean, for a couple of weeks and then
pull them for handfeeding when and if things start to look "iffy".
I would also talk to my vet and have him show you techniques on
how to correct splayed legs (if you don't already know), so you
can take action ASAP should this happen. It is usually
correctable if caught early on.
I understand that you want to do everything possoble to keep these
babies and I wish you the very best luck. Hope the linked helped
you out with making your decision.