04-18-2016, 06:17 PM
Hi there and welcome to the forums!
I'm very sorry for your current predicament. It's never a good sign when a hen shows such aggressive behaviour. If she has never displayed a violent temperament, then it's likely that the breeding and the increased hormones have made her react in such a bad way. These hens are unfortunately not fit for breeding and raising chicks. The fact that she attacked her mate so viciously only proves this and the chances of the chicks suffering abuse are much higher, not to mention the fact that they can inherit the bad temperament.
For now it would be best to candle the eggs for fertility, if they are infertile then remove the nest box and separate the hen from her mate.
Vicious fighting is not acceptable and the male will not be in a position to fully support his mate if she is being so violent towards him.
For the safety and welfare of the male budgie, it's best that you place him on a different cage away from the female.
If the eggs are fertile and you happen to have one or more pairs who can foster them, then that would be ideal.
It would be very difficult for this female to finish incubating the eggs and taking the time to properly eat (something that should be the male's job).
The same goes for raising the potential chicks. The violent temperament doesn't help and the chicks can suffer very early on.
If any chicks hatch and the mother is tending to them, you would have to be very vigilant in order to prevent any violence and at the first signs of trouble, and when not having any other viable options, you would have to pull the chicks out of the nest to hand feed and raise them yourself.
I'm moving your thread to the Budgie Breeding section, where it's most appropriate.
RIP sweet Tito (Summer 2008 - January 17th 2013).
You are missed and never will be forgotten.
Last edited by aluz; 04-19-2016 at 06:29 AM.
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