Ok here is alittle background : I have a female Quaker parrot named Pollie the Potty mouth last year about this time Pollie made a nest on the bottom of her cage - I was very impressed about her make shift nest using bedding and food and she maintained the walls everyday doing little repairs on them LOL about 2-3 days after she made her nest much to my surprise she started laying eggs - up till that point Pollie had NEVER laid eggs before - I let her keep her 6 eggs for about 2 weeks than started removing one a day till she was left with just one and about a week after removing the other eggs she figured enough is enough and left her nest Ok -- so a few days ago I noticed Pollie rubbing her vent on her toys/perches and sure enough she has built another nest so I know it is only a matter of days before she starts laying eggs OK here is the experiment and questions : I have button eggs that are VERY fertile - my little flock has been busy LOL Is it possible to remove Pollies eggs and give her a few button eggs ? ( last year I slipped a banty egg under her and she tried so hard to cover it but it kept popping out from under her lol ) IF the eggs hatch will she care for the chicks or kill them ? IF the eggs hatch and I remove the babies will it depress her to have done all that work and no babies ? Pollie has never had babies and has never had another bird in her cage with before male or female so I dont know how she will react to babies in her space or should I just do the same as last year - let her lay her eggs - and than start removing them after a week or so ? last year when I started removing eggs she was fine until I got to that last one and she protected it like a grizzly bear - but after awhile she went back to her normal self of trying to bite DH and cussing him out LOL and I was able to toss the last egg. so what do you all think ??