07-11-2015, 04:04 AM
Originally Posted by melos
Ok thank you for the information. Why is she getting aggressive just towards the male ? Or will she soon starts to be also aggressive towards the chicks? (she needs the male to have another clutch right?)
Is the male for sure going to take over all the feeding?
I feel bad to remove her, although this fighting must stop for sure of course.
She is getting aggressive towards the male because she is getting broody again and doesn't want the male to feed and help tend to the chicks.
It's only a matter of time till she begins to attack and trying to kick the chicks out of the nest.
This is why you must place her in different cage away from her mate and chicks.
The male will take over feeding the babies and will teach them to eat on their own. At 25 days old they are well into the weaning age.
During weaning, the chicks will begin to leave the nest and explore. When they do so, place a dish of food for them at the bottom of the cage, easy seed to for them to practice are millet spray, Niger seed, flax seed, canary seed. Also place some egg food on another dish, this is also vital for their growth and during the weaning stage.
You can also place some spray millet inside the nest so they can practice dehusking and eating seed and putting some soft veggies also by the nest box entrance for them to try out.
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Last edited by aluz; 07-11-2015 at 04:12 AM.
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