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    Question Can I switch eggs among pairs

    I have 2 pairs of parakeets and both have laid eggs. One mom is incubating her eggs but the other one does like 50% of the time and most of the time she is out with her mate.
    I am thinking of moving couple of eggs to the one who is incubating well. What do you folks suggest?
    Can I move all or just 1-2?

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    Re: Can I switch eggs among pairs

    Hi, and welcome to the forum. Sometimes, hens don't get real serious about setting on the eggs until later in the cycle. It takes 21-25 days for the eggs to hatch. Quite honestly, I would be worried the other hen may break them. And also, it could throw the real mom into a frenzie without them. So, if it were me, I would trust nature and let the hens both have their own eggs. I believe both hens will succeed.

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