congratulations Karen. the best advice i can offer is try to resist the temptation to "take a peek" until the chick is at least a week old as the first few days are the most critical if the parents get disturbed too much. good luck i hope everything goes well with your new arrival. Barry.
I entered the aviary this afternoon to give the birds some egg food. I looked at the gouldian box and saw 50+ ants in and around the entrance, my heart sank as I knew what it meant. I removed the seed container (box is under seed feeder), opened the box and saw a dead baby at the entrance of the box. I flicked it out and looked at the mother who was still in the box.
She scuttled back a little and I saw this:
Obviously one of the eggs that disappeared was under the material and had hatched and died. This bub is the original one I saw.