the first hatched one is a week old today there are three healthy looking babys the hen is looking after them well always have full crops. I think the other hen (joey)must of not been feeding them well enough she has more eggs i wish i new someone who could rear them from day one. maybe she has got the hang of it after the last ones guess I will have to wait and see.
Get yourself a copy of this book it is the best. It is easy to understand for beginners and experience IRN owner. The Indian Ringneck Breeder's Handbook. Author Phil Robson.I got one off ebay for less than $40 it was brand new but any good book store world wide should have them. * Starting Out: Introduction, Housing, Acquiring Birds, Quarantine, Surgical Sexing, DNA Sexing * Accessories: Introduction, Nets, Brooders, Carrying box, Crop Needle, Torch, Feeders and Waterers * Feeding and Diet: Introduction, Seed Mixture, Fruit & Veg, Weeds, Protein, Pellets, Calcium & Grit, Water, Soaked and Sprouted Seeds * Health and Diseases: Introduction, Heavy Metal Poisoning, Psittacosis, Intestinal Worms, Aspergillosis, Bacterial Infections, Bite Wounds, Red Mite, Obesity * Breeding: Introduction, Courtship & Display, Nesting Receptacles, Nesting Materials, Laying, Eggs, Hatching & Development, Leg Rings, Handraising, Trouble-shooting during the Breeding Season * Genetics and Breeding, covering 20 colour mutations and over 140 breeding combinations: Recessive, Sex-linked, Dominant, Reading the Breeding Combination Tables * Breeding Tables: Blue, Lutino, Albino, Grey-Green, Grey, Pastelblue, Creamino, Pastelgrey, Lacewing, Pastelblue Lacewing, Blue Lacewing, Grey Lacewing, Grey-Green Lacewing, Cinnamon, Golden Olive, Silver, Pastel Silver, Pastelblue Cinnamon, Skyblue, The Future!
For hand raising the bubs get yourself some Roudybush Formulae, it is more expensive than most but it is the best for IRN's. It has all the vitamins, proteins, minerals and everything you need. Egg and biscuit is just that and you have to add the vits and min to it. Phil Robson actually lives in Qld and is a dinky di Aussie and this is what he uses, he actually sent my friend it when she was starting out and hand rearing IRN's, and she also swears by it.
Good luck and keep us informed of their progress. There is nothing better than having your own hand raised ringie