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Old 10-05-2012, 01:46 PM
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Bird is breaking eggs

My one male, the "father", keeps breaking the eggs after the female lays them. Is this normal? How can I get him to stop?
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Re: Bird is breaking eggs

Are the eggs strong enough? If she shell is two thin thin the eggs will break when the birds sit on them.

Best thing to do would buy a incubator and incubate the eggs yourself then hand raise the babies.
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Smile Re: Bird is breaking eggs

Its quite common for male bird to do this. If you want to hatch the eggs I suggest you remove them once they've been layed.

What sort of birds are they? Where are they being kept? How big is the cage/aviary?
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Re: Bird is breaking eggs

I had this problem with a lovebird pair of mine. I put a snack size tupperware bowl in there nest box, with the nesting material my female lovebird already had in the nest. It provided a little nest inside the nest box.



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Old 10-06-2012, 08:38 AM
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Re: Bird is breaking eggs

It's either that your female isn't getting enough calcium or the male is doing what some males do naturally in the wild. I suggest you incubate them and hand raise them Yourself
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Re: Bird is breaking eggs

They are parakeets, and she won't go near the nest box, she prefers to lay them in either one of my kitchen cabinets, or in her food dish. When she first started with the food dish, she knocked all the food(which I had just filled up) out and sat it it. I moved the food into another dish and she will sit in the dish on the eggs. Looks really uncomfortable, but she seems happy. But I feel bad, she puts all this work and time into these eggs, and bam, they get pecked. I do put a calcium supplement in her food, and also charcoal. I can't really afford an incubator, is there any other way to do it, or should I just let her hang out in the cabinets?
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Re: Bird is breaking eggs

I never bred birds before, so i hope nobody calls me an idiot if this answer can't work. You could separate the Male from the female an then if the nest box is big enough you could fit a small cup of food exactly right next to her so she doesn't need any help with feeding herself, then when the chicks hatched you could bring the male back in to help her.
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