Nanday Conure Forum
Message #7568. This is a followup to #7567.
|Date:||Monday August 15, 2011 12:38:40 pm MDT|
|Subject:||Re: 18 month old conure layed her 1st egg this am.... she has never mated before|
|Message:||You really should research this subject more deeply, including the symptoms of egg-binding, but here are some quick answers:
> a couple of quick questions...
> how many eggs can i expect
2-5 seems to be the norm.
> how long will it take for her to complete the egg laying process
It varies with each hen, but usually there's about a three day interval between eggs.
> when do i remove the egg
I'd suggest leaving it for a couple of days. I don't think that removing the egg will stimulate the laying of more eggs, but some people say it does, so waiting can't hurt.
> and any other facts/info that may be important or relative to this
- Probably this egg isn't fertile. Nandays aren't supposed to reach sexual maturity until 3. Howevere, maybe a good diet can change that.
- Make sure that your bird gets extra calcium in some form. If she's laying eggs, she's going to need it.
- Research egg-binding. It can kill your bird.
- A good place to start researching is by going through the posts on this site.
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