dove raise zebra finch ?

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by broody rooster, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. broody rooster

    broody rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello everyone ive kind of gotten myself in a bind .. ok so my zebra finches had been nesting and then they got into a nasty fight with lots of feather plucking and the male was over breeding the female so i separated them and they had at least 5 eggs so i put those in my society finch nest and soon the societies were raising 2 babies that hatched last week and are growing fast but the other three eggs i assumed were infertile or dead i candled them and inside of one eggs there were veins all over and i could see movement inside but i was worried that since the societies are raising the 2 larger ones which will have opened eyes before the egg hatches the new baby wont get fed. I am unsure if they will be able to keep the little guy alive and i happen to have a broody pair of ring necks and i want to know should i leave the egg inside of the society nest and put faith in them or give the baby to the broody dove?
     
  2. GuineaFowling

    GuineaFowling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long ago did the two other babies hatch? If it hasn't been longer than a few days you can still put the egg back. See if they will set, if not you can try the doves but when the baby hatches, I would be more worried the doves might hurt the baby.
     
  3. broody rooster

    broody rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they hatched Tuesday of last week i think
     

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