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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, was after a bit of advice please, my hen has recently laid eggs (w are on day 12 of egg laying with 6 eggs). Tonight she suddenly started attacking our male, actually had him pinned to the bottom of the cage. She's normally very gentle. Why has she reacted like this and should we separate them? Thanks in advance.

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Hi, I have flagged this up for the attention of one of the more experienced members of staff to advice you on what to do in this situation.

Someone will get back to you ASAP.

I would like to ask a couple of questions that may help our staff or members advice you better.
Is this the first clutch she has laid?
Did she draw any blood from the male?
Is this your only breeding pair right now?
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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.
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Hello and to the forums!

You've been given great advice by Aluz. Hopefully things go well for your pair and things are able to be sorted so that none of your budgies is injured.

In the meantime, be sure to read through the Budgie Articles and Stickies to ensure you're up to date on the best budgie care an practices! You'll want to pay special attention to all the Breeding articles, as they may help you with your pair and any other issues that may arise.

Feel free to ask questions after reading through things!

Again, we're all hoping for the best

Keep us posted!
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