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August 30, 2021

Budgie female not sitting on her first egg in 2nd clutch


I had a successful breeding of my budgies and had 4 cute chicks. After 15 days I was about to transfer the pair to the full flock, but I found another egg. But the hen is not sitting on the first egg and I found her sitting on a perch at night outside the nesting box. Why is she not sitting ?


Answer:

Hi Kunal,

She is worn out from the other clutch. A pair needs to be rested for 6 months in between each clutch. I would move her back to the flock since that was your plan, and throw away any more eggs she lays. It’s just too soon and she isn’t interested in caring for the eggs because she needs rest from egg laying and breeding.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,

Brenda

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