Zebra Finches infertile eggs
I have a pair of zebra finches that made a beautiful, well crafted nest in a wicker nesting box and laid five eggs. It has been almost four weeks and the eggs haven’t hatched. We removed an egg and it accidentally cracked and we saw it had never been fertilized. They are still sitting on the nest periodically but last night we saw that they did not sleep there, but slept together in an empty, open woven nest cup.
Should we remove their nest altogether to give them a break? Just the eggs and let them try again? Remove the nest and let them build
A new one? They seem very confused. This was their first attempt at raising a family.