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    Nesting box question

    My cage is rather tall and the opening that it has for the nesting box are at the top. I worry about the babies falling out since my keet has laid 3 eggs. I know in the wild they are in trees but am i just being an over protective MAMA myself? Should there be like a towel at the bottom of cage for cushion. Shoot the eggs are not even hatched and I worry...Thanks

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    Re: Nesting box question

    Is there a lid that opens on top of the nest box? Other than you looking inside on occasion, that lid needs to be closed. When the eggs hatch, the babies will remain in the nest box, until they are old enough to crawl out of the box through the small round hole at the front of the box.

    You also could place the box closer to the floor by finding a way to attach it to the lower side of the cage.

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    Re: Nesting box question

    the back of nesting box has TWO pieces the top and bottom both can slide out. I slide top to peek. 4 cute little eggies. wondering if move it lower now or wait till hatch?

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    Re: Nesting box question

    That is a good question. My thought is to wait until after the eggs hatch, and the babies are a few weeks old, because I think if you try to move it now, you stand the chance of the hen abandoning the eggs, and when the babies are new and very tiny, she might do the same if you move it too soon.

    You had posted about the pine shavings. I suggested you remove them. That is only a decision you can make. If you do decide to do so, you would need to do it right away. My concern is that the hen will die from the pine, and then you have the eggs. And how would tbey hatch without her!

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