Caring for Finch Eggs and Chicks?

I have a pair of zebra finches. Two weeks ago they laid 9 eggs in a period of 4-5 days out of which 5 were fertile. Yesterday two of the eggs hatched, but the parents didn't seem to be feeding them properly so I hand fed them this morning. Should I separate the chicks and raise them by hand or should I leave them in the box with the eggs.

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I am worried that the parents won't be able to care for the chicks and incubate the remaining eggs at the same time.This is their first clutch. Please help me.

By Neil from IN

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April 16, 20130 found this helpful

I would be very surprised if your babies will be fed by their parents now that you have fed them - it's usually very important for the early days for the parents to feed the babies due to the minerals that they regurgitate - you may now be committed to handraise them they may now not go back to the remaining eggs either. Google how to raise finches on the internet for important imformation.

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August 19, 20130 found this helpful

It might be the best if you try not to disturb the male and female, since I made my birds kill the scald from disturbing them. You could try giving them a tiny tiny little bowl or saucer with milk and tiny little parts of bread.

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If your scalds die it could be of being disturbed or the male getting jealous of the female spending so much time with the scalds. I hope you enjoyed this few helpful tips!

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