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moonmist28
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:17 am    Post subject: Advice needed newborn Kakarikis

Hi, my breeding pair have had 2 previous clutches of eggs in the nest box(4-6 eggs a time). I leave them to it and add some extra fruit/veg to their diet. Few weeks later I check and usually 1-2 hatched but are dead and the rest of eggs cold.

Now this is clutch number 3 and there are 5 eggs, the female comes out to eat and back in the nesting box. It's been about 2 weeks now.
I guess she is just not feeding them after they hatch?
Do I check daily and take out any that hatch and bring inside to try and care for them myself? Should I put them in the incubator for warmth or under my chicken heat lamp?
What do I feed them? How do I make up some kakariki baby food?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:21 am    Post subject:

Little confused by your description
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my breeding pair have had 2 previous clutches of eggs in the nest box(4-6 eggs a time)

u only have 1 nest box?
They should be alternating between 2 nesting boxes

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I leave them to it and add some extra fruit/veg to their diet.

u should not be adding to their diet it should be part of their normal varied, consistent diet... read the sticky thread "what do you feed...."
And protein should also make up part of that diet... espec when breeding

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there are 5 eggs, the female comes out to eat and back in the nesting box.
normally the female stays in the nest till not long after the chicks hatch then comes out to feed...occasional trips out only during these times.. the male generally feeds her in the box.

Issues of sitting/ feeding chicks are usually caused by to close attention by the owner and when one starts to breed off hand raised birds.... like humans, they have not learnt how to raise the off spring

If the latter is the case then yes u will most properly have to hand raise the chicks....We have never hand raised, always aviary raised then birds are tamed down as required... far less work and birds retain their natural instincts, behaviors, not prone to psychological issues like feather plucking etc

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:34 am    Post subject:

Hi, Thanks for your reply.
Sorry for my confusing quotes. I have 3 nest boxes and a large insulated house that all my kakarikis and budgies use. My female kak is sitting on her third nest of eggs (last year she had 2 nests at different times that were unsuccessful).
She only comes out first thing in the morning grabs some food and back in within 3 minutes. My male kak was previously our only bird inside in his cage until last year when we built the aviary and added his new family.

Yes I do feed them not only seeds but fruit and veg and boiled eggs, I just have been adding extra just in case the female needs this.
I looked today and she is sitting on 7 eggs. I have no idea if they are all fertile, because I don't like to disturb her.
Last year she hatched one chick out of 5 eggs, I did not know if I should intervene and left her to it. I found it dead 3 days later.
I am trying to figure out what I should do if she hatches any of her current eggs. How long do they take to hatch? Will they feed on their own like chickens do, can I just put food in for them?
What kind of food?

Do I take them in and make a brooding box? What do baby kaks eat?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:07 pm    Post subject:

I do suspect they could be hand reared parents failing to know how to feed their chicks....
Which may require hand feeding..
kakariki on good long term diet have a fertility ratio of approx 80% of healthy adults produce to eggs...
They will produce at this rate every 8 to 12 weeks non stop all year round till get to around 125 healthy adults then fertility drops off over the next 4 to 5 batches to near no more chicks....
If the female is replaced the cycle starts over...

Your fertility issue will either be diet or and female past breeding...
If diet.. again i suggest read the thread "what do you feed...."
We have never feed egg....lots of meat, bones... read the thread and all natural foods.
Not counting meat bones and fruit the eat around 6 times more in weight of veggies than seed.
To stop breeding we simply remove the meat bones from the diet, couple dud batches of eggs and they stop... to start again , add the meat etc for a couple months and way again.

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