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A few days ago, I seperated my blue chick Mia with weak legs (now fully healed) because the mother bullied her. She bullied her so much that I had no choice but to seperate the 6 week old chick. The mother would also not let near the food source until all others including herself would not fill up their tummies. Mia used to sit in a corner until everyone had their fill.
After I seperated Mia, mother and father both started to bully other kids, I suspect because they wanted the nest empty but the chicks felt more comfortable in the nest. So I put Mia back with the others and separated just the mother, part of the reason was also because I don't want her to breed. Now father does nothing to the chicks, before he was motivated by the mother to beat the kids. Now Mia, the blue chick, bullies the father time to time. And the mother is incredibly in a state of unrest. She desperately wants to go back to her flock. I know for a fact that the mother will want to show territorial dominance and will fight Mia, her own daughter. What should I do in this case? Mia is 6.5 weeks old so I don't want to leave her alone for now. And the youngest chick still depends on the father for food. The youngest isn't fully independent yet. I have 5 chicks in total, the oldest being Mia.
 

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Hello everyone,
I seperated the mother budgie when the oldest chick was around 5 weeks old because she started bullying other chicks.
My question is, how long should I seperate her? Am I supposed to never let the mother budgie meet her chicks again?
 

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The youngest chick is 1 month 2-5 days old. All are weaned. I didn't remove the female at 3.5 weeks old as I thought it would exhaust the father a lot as there were 5 chicks, and also because he was losing some weight as he was always on the run feeding the mother and the chicks. He is normal now.
I removed the nest box when the youngest chick could seperate seeds without spending too much time on one seed. Right now the youngest does not depend on the parents anymore.
I have four Inos and one Pied. I only know that the Pied is a female as you confirmed that in some other thread of mine. I will make a new thread about the gender identification of the four Inos soon after I take good pictures.
When you say I should seperate the budgies by gender, do I include the parents too or just the chicks? And as you're suggesting me this, does this mean that siblings or parents can try to cross-breed?
I hope I provided all the information you requested.
 

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Hmmm, I can see why seperating by genders seem like a good option. Sure I will confirm the genders very soon.
The uneasiness of the mother has stopped now, I think she has realized by now that her efforts to escape are futile. She just sits quitely now. All I have to now see is that whether she is fine being with all females.
 
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