In the Brooder
- Dec 12, 2018
I have a pair of society finches which I bought in September from Petsmart, and they built a nest in their food container so I just let them since they re built it after I kept taking it away, they successfully had 4 baby chicks, but when I saw them after Checking daily, they were not breathing I saw the parents sitting in the nest, after the babies were not breathing, so I’m guessing they stomped on them.. they looked like 2 days old ( I did check and I didn’t see any live chicks on day 1 probably beause they sat on them still ) so I don’t know if maybe they needed food other than the pellets they eat...... Well this is their second clutch day 12 since I first saw 1 egg, after 3 days I saw 4.. and I just saw 6 today I hadn’t checked the eggs since about 1 week after I saw 4 eggs, well I’m a little nervouse since their first babies didn’t make it, I have started to put chopped carrots in their cage so they can have it in their system when the eggs hatch, I read oatmeal and spinach is good for them any ideas, I don’t know what to do if I see they are sitting on their live babies or try to.. , it’s 6 eggs!! In case I don’t see them successfully feeding them where can I buy what I need to hand feed them myself and any suggestions as to what to do I would greatly appreciate it, thanks ! My pair are in a cage designed for 2 finches and they have a bamboo average size nest this time, I threw away their old food container so they wouldn’t be tempted to nest there again.