The first step is to get two finches of the opposite gender. There is a little problem here. It can be difficult to tell them apart. If you are buying the first pair, the bird shop will guide you to select one male and one female finch. However, if you are selecting from your own flock, some traits can help you. Usually the males hop around a lot more than the females. So select a male finch and a female one.
Prepare the cage for the mating. It should be a fairly large cage up to eighteen inches wide so that the birds can move around freely. Keep water and grain perches inside the cage. Place the cage in a shady area with less traffic and where you can observe the birds.
The finches are extremely sociable even among themselves and will in no time mate. Keep refreshing the water and grain reserves inside the cage.
Prepare the cage for the mating. It should be a fairly large cage. Keep water and grain perches inside the cage. Place the cage in a shady area with less traffic and where you can observe the birds.
The female finch will start laying eggs soon. She will start sitting on them after the number of eggs exceeds three. On average, a female finch will sit on the eggs for thirteen days when the eggs will hatch. Now it is up to you to take care of the chicks to increase their survival rate.