Canary Question

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by Sherry, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. Sherry

    Sherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone tried incubating canary eggs? If so, how hard are they to raise from chicks? And, where do you find hatching eggs?

    Thanks!
     
  2. EllyMae

    EllyMae Chillin' With My Peeps

    I bet that would be one tiny 'bator..not to mention egg turner!
     
  3. jhm47

    jhm47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have raised canaries for several years. I would guess that you could incubate them, but what will you do with them if they hatch? They are soooo tiny, and need to eat several times each hour, round the clock. Also, I don't know what you could feed them to approximate what the parents would feed them.
     
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  4. Sherry

    Sherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's what I was wondering. Would be much easier just to buy one.
    Thank you so much.
     
  5. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

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    it can be done [​IMG]

    last year on of my pairs of Zebra finches stop caring for there 4 eggs so i pop them in my incubator and 3 hatch about a week later..and Zebra finch eggs are way smaller than canary eggs.. plus i had to hand feed them and they have the tiniest mouths....lol
     
  6. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

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    Quote:That's what I was wondering. Would be much easier just to buy one.
    Thank you so much.

    there's baby bird formula at Petsmart you buy it's for hand raising baby birds i use it for my zebra finches when i hand raise them it's great and it makes the chicks grow fast and keeps them full
     
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  7. Bossroo

    Bossroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Zebra Finches, and Society Finches are renouned for their fostering abilities. I used them to foster, Canaries, Lady Gould finches and some others. Any Zebra finch that abandons their own nest should not be allowed to breed on a bad genetic trait that they certainly will pass on to their offpsring if they should produce any offspring.
     
  8. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

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    Quote:that's why any pair i have that does that i don't let them breed any more.
     
  9. harmony farm

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    Hi all

    I have 5 canaries , i summed 4 females and one male, but surprise all have layed eggs, any advice on best plan, i know i need a male apart from that.

    Chris
     
  10. Zoomie

    Zoomie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi - just saw this, hope you have this figured out but yes, you need males in order to get chicks from those eggs. (It would take a LOT to make an omelet, LOL!) Best plan is to set your birds up in pairs. They make some very nice cages that have a divider in them that can be either solid or wire, you put one bird on each side of the wire to start until the male is feeding the hen through the bars and you see her carrying things around in her beak. Then give her a nest and open up the divider.

    You want your hens in good condition for breeding so be sure and feed very high quality feed. In addition I supplement my birds with fresh greens, perhaps a small piece of apple or grape or other fruit, and "egg food" such as Quiko, maybe 2 or 3 times a weeks. I also sprout my regular seed, which is a way to give them greens when none are available.

    Good luck with your canaries!
     

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