Bridget's Budgies

Welcome everyone

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.

And back to no eggs

October 11, 2013
Sadly Aura threw her eggs out of the nest. This behavior usually occurs when a hen is going to lay a second clutch to close in time to her first. So we are back down to no eggs. I have placed Pete and Henna along with Athena and Otis in their breeding cages. Now we hope for more eggs. 

Aura and Eddie's clutch

September 21, 2013
I was checking the nest boxes this morning and found two little eggs in Aura and Eddies nest. They are the first eggs of the fall season. I'm hoping for lacewings. The first chicks should hatch in 18 to 21 days. Hopefully the other pairs follow. 
Continue reading...

Back to two pairs

August 30, 2013
Quartz and Echo ended up laying 6 eggs. None of them where fertile. It was their first time breeding so this is usually expected. But Quartz is going to be a great hen. She sat on the eggs 24/7 starting the day she laid her first egg. Pete and Henna along with Athena and Otis are in there breeding cages. I'm hoping they will start laying soon. 
Continue reading...

Quartz and Echo starting the fall breeding season

August 8, 2013
Quartz is my very first American English mix lacewing female from Aura and Eddy. I bought a beautiful cinnamon violet male Echo for her mate. I wanted them to bond so I placed them into a breeding cage without a nest. They bonded very quickly and a couple days ago I found an egg on the bottom of the cage. Well that was their way of telling me it was time for a nest box. They now have four eggs. I will be keeping any normal males from them for my lacewing breeding program. If they need any ass...
Continue reading...

Summer breeding plan

July 4, 2013

I have sold my last spring chick. I have put three pairs in their nesting boxes for the summer season. My breeding plan for the summer is to breed English chicks from Athena and Otis along with my lacewing line from my first lacewing female Quartz and Echo. I'm hoping to produce more lacewings from Pete and Henna. Wish me luck.  

Continue reading...

One chick left for sale.

July 1, 2013
I still have one American English mix for sale. She is a violet, cinnamon and she loves to be with people. She has a big personalty and is very chatty. If you are interested please contact me. She is ready to go home. 
Continue reading...

Four chicks

June 8, 2013

Sadly one of the dark eyed chicks passed when it was a very young. Sometimes chicks pass when they have used all their energy getting out of the egg. On the up side the chicks are now five weeks old. The three girls are getting out of the nest frequently now. The lutino female is the only one that still needs help getting back into the nest. The male has stayed in the nest most of the time to stay away from the noise of his sisters. They are doing great and will be ready to go home in about t...

Continue reading...

Five chicks

May 8, 2013
Aura now has five chicks and one more egg to hatch. two eggs where thrown out of the nest and where duds. There are two chicks with red eyes two dark eyes and one plum eye. I'm thinking it maybe a cinnamon.
Continue reading...

Another clutch from Eddy and Aura

May 4, 2013
Eddy and Aura are on a roll. They have three eggs and four chicks. The first chick has red eyes, the middle two have dark eyes and the fourth has red eyes. The eggs are all fertile I'm hoping for lacewings.
Continue reading...

Four chicks all grown up and more to come

April 12, 2013

Eddy and Aura's chicks are all grown up. They had four chicks and their last egg was a dud. They had three cinnamon males, one grey/green and two greys. I have decided to keep their female chick in hopes she is a lacewing. She is showing light baring and light grey body color. Her name is Quartz and I'm planning on breeding her with my new arrival Echo. Echo is a cinnamon, violet english I recently bought.

Aura is now laying her third clutch of eggs. The pair is very healthy but I'm not goi...

Continue reading...