Here are the four chicks. Still a bit scruffy but feathering up well.
Here Tiggy is preening the youngest, a fallow male.
The babies are doing well. All four of them are now coming out of the nest box and eating millet. The eldest ones are also starting to eat other foods such as broccoli and pellets.
One of the hens is still available to reserve, please see 'availability' for more information.
There are now two chicks that will come out of the nest box and all of them have already got the idea of eating millet when it's offered.
One of the green hens is available to reserve. See 'availability' for more details.
Here's a photo of the two girls and the fallow boy. They look a bit scruffy for now but it won't be too long before their feathers finish growing.
There are sadly now only four chicks as once suddenly died in the night from a rupture where the yolk gets reabsorbed. I'd never heard of it before but it turns out this is a thing that can happen to chicks.
The good news is that the other four are all big and strong, they range in age from 3 to 4 weeks. They have enough wing feathers now to be able to tell that there is a fallow cock, a green cock and two green hens. Unfortunately Bean, the father decided to try to pluck out their feathers so he's now been removed and they're growing again.
For the past few days they have been peeking out of the nest entrance and today the eldest chick came out by himself for the first time.
The five little chicks are doing well. They range from around 24g to 31g (there's an age gap of a week) and the eldest three now have long enough wing feathers to be sexed. So far there's one boy and two hens. Fingers crossed that the youngest two will also be boys!
The eldest two are now three weeks old so they've started to come out of the box for short cuddling sessions.
Lauren at Premaparrots
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