hatched the eggs of the congo african grey

by jo
(usa)

my african lay eggs the firs one was in 01-11-2013 until now 02-17-2013 they did not hatch, can you tell me why? and what should i do? and what is the problem?

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Feb 18, 2013
THANK YOU
by: jo

thank you very much..

Feb 18, 2013
Choose not to do so
by: Haydel

Dose she have a mate? If not,then there's your answer.

Feb 18, 2013
hatched the eggs of the congo african grey
by: Linda

It takes about 30 days for the first egg to hatch, and then it would be every other day after that. The eggs you have appear to be infertile, so you will need to throw them away. Remove the nestbox to try and keep hen from laying anymore eggs. If she does lay more eggs, find and buy some fake eggs that are the Grey's size and coloring and put them in to try and keep her from laying more eggs. In other words, your breeding program will not work until some key elements are utilized.

There are many reasons for eggs being infertile. The health and age of parents is a major factor. Birds who are eating an all seed diet with or without supplements are in very poor condition. In order for birds to breed successfully, they have to be in optimum condition and can get this way by eating only organic pelleted diet like Harrisons found here. The other issue can be age, and the Greys need to be around 5-6 to be able to be mature enough to have a successful nest if all other factors are at their best. If birds are eating poor diet, it can take a year or more to bring them into best condition for breeding.

All breeding birds have to be thorughly examined by an Avian Vet ONLY prior to breeding because parents with any kind of infections pass these onto their young plus a bird who is not in the best of health may be unable to lay fertile eggs and raise the clutch.Laying eggs takes a lot out of a hen, and too many times of doing this will kill them. One time a year is plenty enough to breed any kind of bird though lots of breeding facilities do more than this as do breeders, and they do not care about their birds and breed them to death and replace with new birds. This is cruel and their motives are money and more money and not to see the best quality baby birds who are healthy and filled with life.People who buy this kind of bird are getting poor quality companion birds who die young or succumb to all kinds of illness and disease.

So, diet is a factor, full specturm lighting is a factor, and all birds have to have full spectrum light everyday whether breeding or not. The sun outside is not a good choice for this full spectrum light because of dangerous rays. Birds who are not fed correctly, do not have access to full spectrum light and those who are either too young, too old or in poor general health will not make good breeders. You will need to do your homework before attempting to breed birds again. It is not an easy project because of all the factors that have to come together to breed quality birds from quality parents.

Linda

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