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hen will not stop laying eggs

Pickle started laying eggs on september 25 and has laid 16 so far. i thought she stopped for while, but i found 5 eggs hid behind my fish tank on my bureau and behind it on the floor. i have tried adding some new things into the cages and switching some things and for a week now i have been putting her in the other cage, every other night. she is still laying though. i don't know what else to do… i have also taken away her roll of toilet paper that she was shredding (its that or my windows). so she doesn't go crazy, i still let her have egg cartons (her other favorite) but i hang them on the tree so they are more challenging. what more can i do?!

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Put her in a cage and let her sit on 6 or 7 eggs... cover her cage and make sure she is getting 12 hours of darkness each night. Do not give her soft or warm foods. She is laying to replace the eggs you are removing. let her go thru the motions of setting, if the eggs may be fertile you can give her white marbles to sit on instead of eggs.
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i don't think the eggs are fertile. the boys love her, but she will peck at them- and fight- if they get too close. i have been taking them away because she lays them and then leaves them. some have dropped to the floor, but the ones she lays behind my tank and in the cage, she just leaves them.

she crawls down the far left side of the cage and lays them there behind and in-between the tank and the cage. after she is done, she comes up and flies over to a specific branch on the tree and rests for an hour maybe, then she's back to her normal self. i am in the process of taking that tank down and getting rid of my bureau. i already have my clothes cleaned out of it and i am planning on getting a table so its easier to clean around and not so dark and nesty for her


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I would do as suggested above. Unfortunately, I've lost birds from excess laying and since then I've just allowed them to sit a clutch and it usually works, even if they aren't infertile. If you boil them before they can start developing, like before they start to sit on them, then they can't develop at all and she will still sit them

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Budgies do not start to sit right away, they lay 2-3or 4 eggs first... Sometimes even the whole clutch then they start to sit, so while it seems like she lays and abandons them it may not be so... Whenever my budgie hen gets broody I put her in a cage with her mate (brother) and give her marbles in the feed dish she lays in... I allow her to finish laying, removing each egg and adding a marble (her eggs are fertile by her full sibling brother). She lays 5 or 6 then sits on them a week or 2 before giving up... I then place them back in the flight cage. My tiel hen started laying off the perch last year... I gave her a box because she wouldn't stop laying, once I did she laid a clutch and stopped, in total she laid 14 eggs! I let her sit on the infertile eggs until she got it out of her system and she was fine after.
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I know they don't develop until then but I'm saying I'd rather do it before hand just so I don't boil any bubs! I couldn't live with myself I have dummy eggs, they seem to work really well

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I know they don't develop until then but I'm saying I'd rather do it before hand just so I don't boil any bubs! I couldn't live with myself I have dummy eggs, they seem to work really well
No sorry Daisy, that comment was in reply to I love pets who's hen lays and then walks away... I would cringe if I thought I was boiling babies too!
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Ohhhh sorry I was gunna say! Did you not see this years gorgeous babies my flock made

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Ohhhh sorry I was gunna say! Did you not see this years gorgeous babies my flock made
You know ever so much more than me when it comes to breeding birds.. I have only ever bred my budgies once.
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I tried to offer her a laid egg but she just looked at it and flew off. If she is going to lay more, today is the day. I took down my tank, so I hope she will realize that the 'nesting' spot is gone and stop

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You know ever so much more than me when it comes to breeding birds.. I have only ever bred my budgies once.
Hey that's still experience and knowledge gained from hands on experience!

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Thanks Daisy, I also Google EVERYTHING. I love to know things and learn about my birds.
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Me too. I also love to get others opinions as well, especially if they have experience. It helps a lot! More so than reading most of the time

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just an update… she hasn't laid an egg in a few days. to my surprise, yesterday while they were in their cages, i caught baby bird and pickle… 'making love' . i switched pickle into the other cage last night and i might also tonight. she does not seem to have an egg bum...

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Perhaps those eggs would have been fertile then

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well they are all outside now

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