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Old 03-28-2020, 04:11 PM
 
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Here's a new picture, this time with momma bird (Topaz Gold) and the baby (Freedom Rose). (All my birds have hippie names. LOL) None of Goldie's other eggs have hatched. It looks like Rosie is going to be an only child.

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Old 03-28-2020, 05:13 PM
 
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What a beautiful mother. Any pictures of dad ?

Looking at the other two eggs in the picture, the one on the right might have been fertile and didn't develop fully and the one to the left appears infertile (because it is clear as I would refer to it).
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Old 03-28-2020, 06:42 PM
 
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I like the color theme in their names too! She a beauty : )
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Old 03-28-2020, 07:34 PM
 
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What a beautiful mother. Any pictures of dad ?

Looking at the other two eggs in the picture, the one on the right might have been fertile and didn't develop fully and the one to the left appears infertile (because it is clear as I would refer to it).
So do you think I should remove those eggs, or give them a little more time? What about cleaning out the nesting box? Also, I figure it's too soon to start handfeeding the chick -- how long do you think I should wait?

Here is poppa bird. His name is Azure Moon.

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Old 03-28-2020, 09:48 PM
 
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OK, I remember that picture. I thought it was a different parent. You can give the eggs a little more time, but after 8 days since you found the first chick, I suggest you throw out the unhatched eggs. Typically, they hatch only a day or so apart but as mentioned about lovebirds, they usually don't start incubating the eggs until the entire clutch is layed.

Unless you are going to hand feed the baby yourself, I don't recommend that you clean out the nest box until momma is done and/or you pull the chick.
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Old 03-29-2020, 12:56 AM
 
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I love the pics!!

Thanx Rachel
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Old 03-29-2020, 11:57 AM
 
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OK, I remember that picture. I thought it was a different parent. You can give the eggs a little more time, but after 8 days since you found the first chick, I suggest you throw out the unhatched eggs. Typically, they hatch only a day or so apart but as mentioned about lovebirds, they usually don't start incubating the eggs until the entire clutch is layed.

Unless you are going to hand feed the baby yourself, I don't recommend that you clean out the nest box until momma is done and/or you pull the chick.
Thanks for the advice. Okay, this Friday I'll be removing the eggs if they haven't hatched.

I am definitely planning to hand feed this baby myself, same as I did the three babies from last year. I would very much like to have another friendly bird like my other three. I've already got a fresh jar of the same formula that I used last year (Kaytee's Exact with omega-3).

So, when would you say is a good time to take out the chick? Last year, I really had no choice, and I'm not sure how old the chicks were when I had to get them out of the tiny coconut that their mother had decided to make a home out of.

Can you tell how old they were from these pics? https://www.city-data.com/forum/55226124-post10.html

@rfomd129 & ambers72, I'm glad you're enjoying!
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Old 03-29-2020, 12:32 PM
 
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Hard to say how old they were in those pictures, maybe 2 weeks. When the parents raise the chicks, they mature/fledge much quicker than when you hand feed them. I used to hatch some of my chicks and feed from day 1 but I preferred to let the parents start the hand feeding process for at least 1-2 weeks if I knew they were good parents.

I would suggest that you wait at least until the eyes are open and the chick starts showing pin feathers before you pull it like the pictures of last year's babies.
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Old 03-29-2020, 12:43 PM
 
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Hard to say how old they were in those pictures, maybe 2 weeks. When the parents raise the chicks, they mature/fledge much quicker than when you hand feed them. I used to hatch some of my chicks and feed from day 1 but I preferred to let the parents start the hand feeding process for at least 1-2 weeks if I knew they were good parents.

I would suggest that you wait at least until the eyes are open and the chick starts showing pin feathers before you pull it like the pictures of last year's babies.
That's pretty much what I figured, but thanks for confirming it.
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Old 03-29-2020, 08:13 PM
 
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Wow, they are both pretty colours, can't wait to see what the baby's going to look like . The mother looks like one of my grandma's birds. Her name was Autumn. She was the colour of leaves when they change. She had a big parrot when I was little. I was afraid of it, probably because it talked like a human and it freaked me out.
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