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hi was just woundring if u could help in any way i have a flight with finches in it and my female as just starting to lay her eggs and i have also noticed that there  is always 3 birds in the nesting box which the eggs are in.they are 2 females and 1 male is this normol behaver thanks in advance adam x

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This is actually normal behavior for Society Finches. All Society finches will stuff themselves into one nest. If you're worried about babies getting squished, put some dud eggs in the nest as well, this will help keep all the finches from sitting too hard on the babies. Other that, just enjoy watching all those little heads poke out

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Requirements of Questions: -CHECK MY WEBSITE WWW.FINCHFAQS.WEBS.COM BEFORE ANSWERS BEFORE ASKING ME -Must use proper grammar (typos I can understand but if you won't make an effort to type properly don't expect me to make an effort to answer your question) -Must include finch species if known and if bird is domestic or not (if you don't say, I will assume it's domestic) -Be as descriptive as possible -No asking about how your bird died If the above requirements are not met, I will dismiss your question (especially the dead bird one). I have no issue donating my time but will not waste it either. I have owned various species of Finches for over thirteen years now and have done everything from hand-feed babies to nurse sick adults back to health. I am most knowledgeable on how to treat Air Sac Mites, feather mites, finch breeding, and finch first aid.

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