Hi there! Although I have used BYC several times in the past I never joined because most every question I have had was asked and already answered except this one. Hoping I'm posting in the right spot. I have a parakeet who hatched her first clutch about a week ago. I had been candling the eggs and only two seemed to be growing. Those two have hatched and are doing great. I left the other eggs in the nest because I was told as long as they were not dead in the egg it wouldn't harm the live eggs and would actually help keep the babies warm. My delima.. Today before tossing the "infertile" eggs I decided to candle them one last time to be sure. The eggs for whatever reason actually started to devlope and are doing great. Question. Will the mom parakeet still feed the late babies even though her current babies are already almost a week old? I have No clue how much longer these late babies need to incubate as I stopped candling them early on. Hopefully you guys can help.