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  1. #1 how often do budgies lay eggs? 
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    After 3 years of not a single egg, last summer time my budgies laid 5 eggs, all hatched and survived. Since then, the Mama has been laying a couple of eggs a week. I just take them out when they are laid since I have enough birds already. Is this frequency normal? Is it mean to keep taking the eggs away?
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    Oh....let me also add, that there is no nest box. She just moves around the lining on the bottom of the cage, settles down and lays an egg, right out in the open. She's behaving like my silly finches which are in a nearby cage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anitam View Post
    After 3 years of not a single egg, last summer time my budgies laid 5 eggs, all hatched and survived. Since then, the Mama has been laying a couple of eggs a week. I just take them out when they are laid since I have enough birds already. Is this frequency normal? Is it mean to keep taking the eggs away?
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    Hi,
    No its not normal to lay that frequently and can be harmful to the bird, through lack of calcium etc. Budgies should lay eggs every 7 weeks. She is only laying that frequently because you remove the eggs and so she needs more to get a full round, so she is continually trying to get a full round. I would get some dummy eggs and allow her to incubate them without them hatching.

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    mine start to lay again even before the last chick has left the box
    18 days to hatch+4 weeks in the nest must be nearly every 7 weeks

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