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01-08-2006, 11:34 AM
Hi there everyone! I have three cockateils, all living together. 2 are male, and one is female. the female (Chesapeake) lays eggs, but I'm fairly positive they aren't fertilized... My 2 boys are more interested in each other than her. :o my question is... How long should I leave the eggs in the cage for? I know not to pull them, or she will just lay more, correct? but she sure is cranky with eggs in there...lol Thanks in advance! :)
Leave them there until she gets bored with them. Usually about 18-21 days from the last one. I have a chronic egg layer, she's sitting on 5 now. It's so frustrating as I try everything to stop her, even take her for monthly Lupron shots. Nothing seems to work, I worry so much about egg binding.
You may be surprised now and find out that your eggs are fertile, do you know how to candle?
01-12-2006, 01:37 PM
Thanks for the reply Gina! Yes, I do know how to candle... and none of the eggs are fertilized... this isn't her first round of eggs since I've had her. I just don't want her to become eggbound, but she gets up and out quite a bit! :)