Nanday Conure Forum

Message #7568. This is a followup to #7567.

Name:Bruce Byfield
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:

linda wrote:
> 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
> subject.

- 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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