you to everybody who answered our Issue 5 Survey on
HATCHINGS PER NEST
For many years we have been told that on average you can expect three (3) chicks per sitting. Is this the case Today?
SURVEY RESULTS ARE UNDER PICTURE
We had 18 replies to this survey, and out of these there where 1807 chicks breed, out of 328 pairs, this meant that:
ON AVERAGE FOR 23 PAIRS OF BUDGERIGARS THERE WILL BE APPROXIMATELY 129 BIRDS BREAD.
THIS SEEMS TO HOLD TRUE FOR THE 3 CHICKS PER SITTING
SAYING AS MOST BREEDERS LET THEIR PAIRS HAVE TWO ROUNDS, THEREFORE
Here are some interesting comments we received from this survey:
 For a beginner I have more and more off-spring years after years.
 I have results for 2 breeders for 4 years (94-97). (1) 56pr 97 rung, 59pr 114 rung.39 pr 171 rung, 64pr 99 rung. (2) 41 pr 32 rung, 55pr 80 rung, 47pr 148rung. I have other details of these breeding seasons if required.
 10 pairs = each 2 rounds only. First round 53 chicks
- all survived. second round 59 - all survived.
 We been breeding for 112 years,and our average chicks per box is 4 to 5. And we don't let them go more then 2 rounds.