leaving the nest

by Ferdi
(Australia)

Good day! I have a question regarding female Gouldian Finch. My question is after 10 days the mother leave the nest with the chicks still inside, is it normal or they are abandoning their chicks?


Usually I have found that both parents will take turns caring for their chicks. So I don't think your female is abandoning them. Can you see the chicks crops? As they grow, more food will stay in their crops longer and they will get better at regulating their body temperatures, so your hen will not need to be with them every minute. I would not worry yet. Best Wishes, Jeanie

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