Zebra Finch Laid Eggs?

So I have a trio of 3 zebra finches, 1 grey regular female, 1 white female and one half white (underbelly and up halfway on the sides) half grey (top of head, neck, back with regular fawn on sides and orange cheeks) male finch.


The birds have 2 nest boxes/wicker finch nests. They started in one, but migrated to the other where they made their nest taking everything from the other nest out and putting it into the second nest box. Then they laid eggs and hatched them for the first time ever. This is the first time she has laid fertile eggs and mated with male instead of staying paired with the other female. She laid 4 eggs and 1 hatched really fast so I have this big grey fully developed baby you can see in picture and then half the size half fluff/fuzz and skin baby which I can only see because I can't see in the back of the nest. The other baby seems to be doing well. Now the white female who is the only one who lays eggs, cuz the grey female has yet to do so, is super broody and into her eggs decided to lay an egg in the second nest box and it's been there just today. I put soft materials (cotton) underneath the egg after pulling it out and that's how I've always done it, but now she and the male seem to be fixated on sitting and staying in that nest. The grey female seems to be occupied with the other nest and I'm not sure how this will affect the babies they already have if she is gonna make another set of babies when the other babies are still in the nest.

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This shouldn't be a problem. The male and female take turns tending to the nest and the babies. The parent's know what they are doing and they will take care of their babies just fine.

You should like a first time mother and so concerned for the birds. This can be troublesome when you have never had eggs that have hatched before.

You should leave them alone and let them handle the babies and the new nest of eggs. Just make sure you give them plenty of food in their cage so they can feed their babies.

I wouldn't handle the eggs once they are laid in the next. Leave the birds to make their own nests and take care of the eggs.

You are fine and the birds are fine. They won't let anything happen to the young.

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It is perfectly normal they sound like they are doing fine with the eggs.
Just keep an eye on them.

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November 3, 20170 found this helpful

The baby finches are doing well and are cared for. Please don't worry.

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