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    LAYING HEN (Budgie)

    Advice please, the last of three chicks is still in the nesting box and the hen has started to lay again. Would it be advisable to: 1. Take the chick out of the box now, as it will be out within the next few day’s anyway. 2. Leave the chick in the box and take out the new eggs. 3. Leave both were they are until the chick leaves the box on its own accord then take the box & eggs out.

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    Re: LAYING HEN (Budgie)

    Me personally would leave them both in the nest. And taking out the eggs could make her lay even more than leaving the eggs with her.
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    Re: LAYING HEN (Budgie)

    OK thanks for that Charlie, she has only laid two so the next two I leave in the box :-)

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    Re: LAYING HEN (Budgie)

    Taking them away just makes them lay more my single lovie laid 3 then broke them straight away laid 4 then abandon them straight away then laid another 4 all in 2 months all that egg laying just not healthy it takes away so much calcium from the bird is can make them really poorly.

    She does have a cuttlefish bone in her cage? You can also crush up the shell from boiled eggs and add it to her seed.
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    Re: LAYING HEN (Budgie)

    It would be better to take the chicks out as the hen could attack the chicks! And even kill them! :/ If they are from different clutches the chicks might get hurt by the hen! So its BETTER for their safety to take them out! They aren't Humans to think oh this are my kids i won't attack them no! Humanazing animals is wrong! We as parronts have the responsibility to Keep them safe from dangers! even If it means from other birds.
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    Re: LAYING HEN (Budgie)

    Yeah, once again Thanks Charlie :-) I put the two eggs back in :-) the chick that is still in the box seems to be fine as the hen is using it to keep the new eggs warm. I'm happy with the advice you've given me, as it is sensible and a good course of action to carry out. So I'll leave the chick and the eggs in the box until the chick leaves of it's own accord then take the box and the eggs out :-) As to your question Yes she does have cuttlefish bone in the cage and loves it as do all the others :-) Like the idea of boiled eggs shell in with the seed :-) Thanks :-)

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    Thank you for your advice :-) I've been keeping an eye on the chick and the Hen and they seem to be fine with each other at the moment :-)

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    Re: LAYING HEN (Budgie)

    If you do not want more babies you should be replacing the eggs with dummy ones or boiling them as they are hatched to stop them developing.
    Just keep a close eye for any damage to the baby, and make sure there is food in the crop. As Maria says the parents can turn on the baby and even stop feeding to try and get it out of the way.
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