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nikki87
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:02 am    Post subject: help please!!

I'm new to the kakariki world!! so here goes!!!
A while ago i was given a male kak, and then also give a female a few months after. They have started breeding and layed three eggs so far.
My concerns are with my female she is doing a brillliant job but i noticed when she come out of her box earlier she has a little sack of fluid just below her chest please could some give me some advice.
many thanks
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:34 pm    Post subject:

I think what you will find is that your "little sack of fluid" is just a bare patch where the eegs have worn a gap in her feathers.
Generally If she stays out for a while, hotter day, you may find after she has had a swim and stuff it is not a bare patch but just where feathers have parted...
So Could be bare or just parted...I think it varies between hens.

Side note thu....
Start thinking about where you are going to hold/store the chicks when they are weaned, about 2 weeks after coming out of the nest.
AND The hen will want o go to nest again about the time the chicks start getting adult feathers....
Get a 2nd nesting box in there about now.

If you dont, the chances are (and are very high because 1st time breeding) she could attack the chicks because they are in THE nesting box she wants to lay in.

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PS what ever you do, read the long thread "what do you feed your kakariki"

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:42 pm    Post subject:

Hi Nikki

w3c to the site, sorry to hear about your bird.

I've come across what you describe a couple of times, it looks bad but both times I've seen it ...it's resolved itself.
Though the skin is so thin looking and vunerable I think even if it does tear it could be only like a blister and perhaps for the better.

Unfortunately I don't know exactly what it is for sure, or how to effectively treat it but just hope all turns out well for your hen as it did for my two birds.
The one in the referred below old post carried on to have another 50 or so offspring.....so good luck and let us know how you/she gets on.
http://www.kakariki.net/ftopict-725.html

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:05 am    Post subject:

hi ya,
thank you for your replies, i have a second box ready for her :) they on on very good diet thanks to this site. brilliant site guy's Applause
I'v managed to get some pictures of her so if you would like me to upload i can give it ago.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:46 pm    Post subject:

upload a pic there is a "how to" thread to get best advantage/pic
Follow Stumbers link he put up if it is not just a bare patch...

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:54 pm    Post subject:

hi,
i'v had no luck in uploading picture, is there anyone i can send it to that could upload for me?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:13 am    Post subject:

hi guys, just to let you know that anne sack of fluid has disappeared and she is very healthy and raising 2 chick :D

also was wondering if it is normal that the chicks are a week and 2 days apart in age??
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:11 pm    Post subject:

No it is not normal but not unusual either
In our experiance, and we have 2 nesting boxes at the moment with very large chicks and couple late hatchers, and no issues.
The large chicks are currently emerging from the nesting boxes and the late hatchers are at least a week or so away from appearing.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:49 am    Post subject:

My female sat on her eggs straight away and carried on laying- resulting in 2 chicks being born 2 and a half weeks apart. No problems raising them, and the chicks were ok in the nest too. :)
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:34 pm    Post subject:

thank you guys for answering my question, the chick are both doing really well Laughing
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