This will be my first time hatching cockatiel eggs. I have raised baby chickens, but that's it. (well, and 3 little rugrats lol) I have everything ready to hand feed when the time comes or if one of the babies gets rejected for some reason. Right now the first of 4 eggs hatched. One naked little bird is sitting under the male bird ugly as ever lol. My question is when is it safe to pick the babies up? Do I need to weigh them? I know when you hand feed, you need to weigh every day to check weight gains or loss (hopefully not loss) The male bird is not very happy with me peeking in. The male and female are not friendly at all. So I just left well enough alone. I had read on some sites though that you should come in and check the babies out and hold them each day, but it never says when to actually start doing that?