Bridget's Budgies

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This blog is used to update any interested buyers about the progress of breeding. There will be updates on breeding, hatching, chicks, weaning etc. Please feel free to browse through the blog and see what is new at the aviary.

Browsing Archive: April, 2011

The chicks are growing up

Posted by Bridget Wheeler on Wednesday, April 27, 2011,
The chicks are all doing well. Violet's chicks are doing fine with their foster hens. The chick that was plucked is almost all feathered out again. All of the chicks are able to get in and out the their nest boxes and feed themselves. Just a couple more weeks and they will all be ready to fly the coop. Horus and Ginger have started to lay their second clutch. I'm not sure how many are fertile yet. I wait until the last egg is five days old before I candle them. I will get more photos up soon.

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Chick update

Posted by Bridget Wheeler on Tuesday, April 19, 2011,
The chicks are growing up so fast. Most of them have gotten out of the nests. A couple of Dusty and Bells chicks have learned how to perch but they are still sleep in the nests. 
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Plucking problem

Posted by Bridget Wheeler on Friday, April 15, 2011,
I checked the chicks over yesterday when I got home and found something I have never had a problem with before. Violet started to pluck one of her chicks feathers. The pore little thing hardly has any feathers on it's back on the back of it's head and under one wing. It's a couple days shy of a month old. She has pulled the chicks adult feathers out along with the chick down. I put the chick and it's sibling in with two of my other breeding hens, Stella and Ginger. They both are doing fine in...
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Photos of the chicks

Posted by Bridget Wheeler on Monday, April 11, 2011,
I'm not sure why my images won't show up on this post. I'm working on the problem. If you would like to see the chicks photos please e-mail me and I can send them to you. Thanks
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Chick photos

Posted by Bridget Wheeler on Saturday, April 2, 2011,
Violet's chicks
 Prince and Stella's chicks
Dusty and Bell's chicks
Apollo and La fiesta's chicks
Horus and Ginger's chicks
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