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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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Hi I haven't logged on in a while but it's good to be back~

My budgie has recently been laying eggs and I just found out that one of them is actually fertile! The thing is she's already laid 7 eggs and she might lay another tomorrow and it's a bit difficult to keep track of which eggs are which, especially because most of them are infertile. Is there any way to mark the eggs so i can tell which one is fertile without candling them every time? I want to make sure to keep it as safe as possible

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Old 07-16-2015, 08:33 AM
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You can either use a #2 pencil or a a water based maker pen to mark the eggs. If you use a marker, please be sure it is water and not oil based.
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Have you kept track of the dates the eggs were laid? If so marking should not be needed, and really wouldn't do much good after they have all bend laid and there is no way to know which egg was laid on what day

If you do decide to mark them, a soft tip non-toxic marker is best. It can be so easy to damage a developing egg with the sharp point of a pencil

I am not sure if you came across this in your research yet, but it is best to leave infertile eggs in with the fertile ones. They help keep the chicas warm and prevent splayed leg as well

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When I decided to start logging the eggs the toughest task for me was marking the eggs because I was afraid of damaging the egg during handling and I was so excited when I completed my first sheet

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I completely understand your desire to mark the fertile egg so you know which it is and can keep track of it without having to candle all of them repeatedly to find it.

In your position, I'd want to know which one to be watching too!

I hope when it hatches you'll provide us with an update and pictures.
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Thank you all for the advice! I have been keeping track of when they've been laid so I have a feeling one may hatch in a week or two They do tend to get mixed up from time to time though since there's eight right now haha!

I'll make sure to keep the infertile eggs in there until I know that all three of the fertile ones have hatched! I'll probably take them after they grow a bit~

This is so exciting I'll make sure to post photos as soon as I can!

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We'll be looking forward to watching the chicks grow up through the pictures you post.
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GOOD NEWS!

The first egg hatched today! (And on my birthday too what are the odds of that happening) As soon as I remember how to embed photos I'll post one of the pictures I took~
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Aww so cool! Happy birthday! I guess this little baby sensed it . If I were you, I would be keeping that one haha! Can't wait to see pics!!!
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