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PostSubject: Male Breaking eggs in nestbox   Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:51 pm

I received the follow question from one of the holders yesterday and thought I would reach out to the kaka community on the NI to see if they might be able to provide any insight or advice.

Question:

The male keeps getting into nest during laying period and breaking (possibly eating eggs) during the laying period.  Once female starts sitting the eggs are
fine.  But female is having to lay a lot of eggs before she starts sitting.  Any suggestions?  The eggs are gone by the time I get to work in the mornings, check
it first thing.


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From: Raewyn at Zealandia
I recall using a dummy egg stuffed with mustard or something that is going to taste nasty to stop birds eating eggs.

Denise with DOC
What tastes bad to parrots??? They even like chilli.

Rosemary at DOC
We are discussing dummy eggs, and potential hollow eggs with something fowl tasting inside.
Also have to consider the diet.
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