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I have a problem with a pair Fife canaries - she will hatch her chicks and after about a week she stops feeding them and over night &  lets them die - any ideas?? - cheers
(The pair have done this twice) 

Usually if birds have a problem feeding chicks it's with the younger chicks soon after hatch - they tend to improve as the chick's feed response gets stronger, as they get older.
So for canary chicks to get to a week old b4 she stops feeding them, something must have happened.
The only thing I can think is that the chicks are maybe getting chilled (for whatever reason - maybe overnight, if the hen has had a night-fright and come off the nest??)
When chicks get chilled their feed response degenerates and becomes weaker and digestive system slows down, which can be a knock-on effect. i.e. if the chicks aren't begging for food quite as vigorously then the hen isn't stimulated to feed.

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