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Roony47
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Location: Werris Creek NSW

20 Feb 2018, 19:29

My gouldians have 3 eggs that were laid around the 5/2. She had two on this day and went on to have two more. They were going great till I found dad dead in the cage yesterday morning. She had continued to sit on them until this afternoon when she hasn’t been near them for at least two hours that I have been home. Any tips please? Two eggs at least still have heart beats.
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20 Feb 2018, 20:02

Do you have any other Gouldians you can foster them under? Any other finches of any kind you can use as fosters?
LML
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Tass
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20 Feb 2018, 21:20

I had a hen whose mate left her for another, she sat on and hatched 2 eggs on her own, raised them on her own and there where a few times i thought she abandoned the eggs.

so if you can foster them good, if not ,she may pull it off on her own , its summer
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21 Feb 2018, 06:43

I have had many instances where a single bird will raise a clutch from egg stage after losing a mate. A couple of hours off the nest is not a concern at this time of year.
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21 Feb 2018, 17:56

WELCOME to the AFF Roony47.....enjoy.
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FinchGirl
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26 Feb 2018, 20:02

Welcome Roony47 and I hope your Gouldian situation is now improved.

Gouldians are a bit tougher than they seem. I have one little hen that must run on Energisers as she not only raised a clutch of 5 by herself 2 years back (lost the cock bird to cat disturbance), but now goes around feeding everyone else’s chicks too. Best of luck in your future clutches.
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Darkangel1977
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14 Apr 2018, 21:59

How did it go? Hope it was a good result
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Rod_L
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15 Apr 2018, 13:39

any idea why the male died?

are they in an aviary or indoor cage? if an aviary, maybe a cat spooked them last night.
death to all cats & ants
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Roony47
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28 Apr 2018, 18:39

Unfortunately I did not have any hatch 😢. Thanks for the replies.
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29 Apr 2018, 09:53

Sorry to hear that. Finch breeding can be heartbreaking sometimes
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