Is it too late to do that with this clutch, or should I go ahead and try? I helped egg #4 hatch this morning. It went good just like the first time. Egg #5 still hasn't made its first pip mark. I can try raising the humidity with the towel this morning if it will help. Baby #1 was 10g at weigh-in today.
Also, and I hate to keep bugging you tielfan, LOL, but as these are both first time parents, I was curious as to whether it's possible for them to feed the baby too much? I've never seen it with an empty crop. I do try to stay out of the nest box as much as possible, though, so it's not like I'm watching it 24/7, so it could be emptying, and I'm just not seeing it. It's just that this morning, the baby's crop was so full, it looked as if it could burst! It's definitely pooping, though. I can see it in the pine, and also it left a little present on my hand when I picked it up last night.
Rio is already feeding baby #2. It looks like it's doing fine, besides it did have that black line on its belly like the first baby, which from what I read means it was in the egg too long. What can I do in the future to help with humidity? I mean besides the wet towel? I give them fresh water daily in a baking dish in the bottom of the cage. Leave it in there 24/7. They did use it to wet their feathers before going in the box in the beginning, but I haven't seen them use it in the last week or so. Will a humidifier help if I buy one to put it the room?