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Budgie Breeding Before breeding any species, it is important to learn as much about the animals, their personalities and the best practices to follow for responsible and ethical breeding prior to making the commitment to take on the responsibility.

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I have a couple who is raising 6 young and healthy chicks. The oldest chick is now 25 days old. Suddenly since today the hen started to be violent towards the male. Before the male was helping nicely with feeding all chicks and also the hen but now even when he comes close to the nest she gets very violent and angry towards him. She is not violent towards the chicks.

What can be the cause and what can I do??

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You need to remove the hen at this time.
When the hen becomes aggressive she is thinking about starting a new clutch.

If you do not remove her at this time, she can severely injure or kill the chicks or the male.

Please put your hen in a cage by herself - preferable in a room away from the male and the chicks.
Limit her daylight hours to help throw her out of her breeding cycle.
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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.
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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.

Good luck!
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Ok thank you again for the useful information!

What will be the right time to place the hen back with the male? After the chicks left the nest (so I can remove the nestbox) or after they are fully weaned and can be separated from the father?
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I would not put the hen back in with the male at all. It is in her best interest not to mate with your male bird for at least one year. The world is full of unwanted budgies, why bring more into that situation?
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Ok thank you again for the useful information!

What will be the right time to place the hen back with the male? After the chicks left the nest (so I can remove the nestbox) or after they are fully weaned and can be separated from the father?
You're welcome!

You can place the female back with the male as soon as the chicks are fully weaned and independent and moved to their own cages.
By removing the nest box from the cage, your budgie pair will continue to happily lead their lives normally and won't think of starting a family again.
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