Hey guys, My two mated Frillbacks keep laying eggs but not incubating them for longer than a day or two, and then mating again almost immediately. Has anyone else had experience with that? I know there are some reasons a pair might normally abandon their nest (e.g, if the nest were invaded by other animals, or if multiple pairs were competing for space), but I can't think of any that apply here. I have only these two birds, and they have only one place to nest. So it's not like they're being pushed out or moving to a place they like better - in fact, the last time they did this (a couple days ago), the new egg they laid was right next to their old nest. I grabbed the eggs from the old nest and examined them - not cracked, not dirty, nothing to suggest they weren't viable or were no longer recognizable as "eggs." In fact, when I candled them I saw that both were fertile and had about 3-4 days of normal development, but of course both had died when the parents stopped incubation. These are fairly inexperienced birds, and they certainly had a few mishaps early on - if I remember correctly, they didn't really try to incubate their first couple of clutches; and they've also had a couple of clutches that turned out to be infertile. The male is not always faithful about sharing incubation duties, either... but on the other hand, they did manage to lay a fertile clutch, incubate them fully and raise both squabs a couple of months ago. (Both squabs are gone now, so again, it's not like they're interfering.) I have no idea why they were successful that time, and why they're losing interest now. I'm not desperate for squabs, so I probably won't try artificial incubation or anything like that... just wondering if there's any circumstance I can change to make them more likely to stick with their latest clutch. I know it's exhausting for a hen's body to produce eggs over and over, so I just can't puzzle this out!