I do. Unless you feed twice a day and even then, you have to watch the nesting birds very carefully, because they won't always leave the eggs to come eat. For me, it's just easier to put a small bowl of feed in the box and not have to worry about it.Do you put food tubs in the nest box when the birds are sitting on eggs or after the eggs hatch or do you not need to bother?
I don't ever let birds that are on fertile eggs and/or babies fly. If something happens to one of them, then that leaves one parent to do everything and that don't always work out so well.Also can the birds go out flying if they have eggs and young or is it best to keep them inside?
Dad gets on the nest around ten in the morning until five in the afternoon. I will feed the birds early in the morning and noon, or noon and late in the evening. This ensure that Dad is off the nest at one feeding and Mom is off the nest at the noon feeding. Now, I do put food and water in the nest box when the babies are three weeks old. This is so they see Mom and Dad eating and learn to eat too. Make weaning easier.Do you put food tubs in the nest box when the birds are sitting on eggs or after the eggs hatch or do you not need to bother?
They can, but if you lose a mate chances are you lose two babies also. Why take the risk, (I learned the hard way, you were smart enough to ask).Also can the birds go out flying if they have eggs and young or is it best to keep them inside?