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#31 Moll.

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 04:24 pm

I keep watching now and then Clipper, (dont want to intrude too much) but no sign of a cock bird helping :(

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 04:38 pm

I keep watching now and then Clipper, (dont want to intrude too much) but no sign of a cock bird helping http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

i dont know anything about canarys finchs , ive one on eggs that no cock bird feeds so does it matter?

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 05:05 pm

With my mules i get the cock onto another hen(if i have one doing nothing) as soon as the other hen goes down tight and i've not lost a chick yet to any hens not keeping up with the chicks demands.Saying that my greenie cock if left in with them will help feed the young as well as feeding the hen :thumbs: ,my goldie cock will feed the hen but not the chicks.

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 06:08 pm

i bort a cock n hen a few weeks back for in the house , ive put a nest pan in and she sitting on 7 eggs, didnt know they had that many,been sitting over a week now,and the cock is feeding the hen all the time,plus both birds are sitting on nest at the same time, couple ov pics
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Posted 04 May 2011 - 06:48 pm

Your going to need a bigger cage for when that lot fledge mate :laugh: ,well done thats a good clutch.

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 07:10 pm

oi,oi fireman its chunk bud, hows ooty doin

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 08:10 pm

Decided to sit and watch for longer today, and i have identified 'Daddy' :D Watched as he stood on the edge of the nest pan, did not appear to feed the chicks, but when the hen came and sat on them, he fed her.
She is a Gloster corona and he is a small bird mainly yellow with a greeny/brown patch on his back.

Also have a really cute yellow Border type (husband still unknown) And a Gloster consort hen (Husband unknown) both sitting.

The possible fathers are either... Yellow border, Corona Gloster or a red factor.

Cannot wait to see what they turn out like :boogie:

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 08:27 pm

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Have you had any singing off the cock bird or seen him treading the hen mate? They look like a mix of eggs off two different birds in the pan. Hopefully i'm wrong and you'll have a nice brood of chicks.

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 08:29 pm

Decided to sit and watch for longer today, and i have identified 'Daddy' http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub... Watched as he stood on the edge of the nest pan, did not appear to feed the chicks, but when the hen came and sat on them, he fed her.
She is a Gloster corona and he is a small bird mainly yellow with a greeny/brown patch on his back.

Also have a really cute yellow Border type (husband still unknown) And a Gloster consort hen (Husband unknown) both sitting.

The possible fathers are either... Yellow border, Corona Gloster or a red factor.

Cannot wait to see what they turn out like http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...


Good luck with your chicks Moll :thumbs:
I've got a black red factor hen sat on 4 eggs and i'm going to try some mules I think too.

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 01:39 pm

fireman have you had probs in past with goldie cock breaking eggs when hes left in with hen.

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 03:10 pm

Decided to sit and watch for longer today, and i have identified 'Daddy' http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub... Watched as he stood on the edge of the nest pan, did not appear to feed the chicks, but when the hen came and sat on them, he fed her.
She is a Gloster corona and he is a small bird mainly yellow with a greeny/brown patch on his back.

Also have a really cute yellow Border type (husband still unknown) And a Gloster consort hen (Husband unknown) both sitting.

The possible fathers are either... Yellow border, Corona Gloster or a red factor.

Cannot wait to see what they turn out like http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...



any pics a yer glosters moll :thumbs:

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 04:36 pm

No mate i've been lucky but not every egg has hatched so he may well have poked a hole in one in the past allthough i do candle all my eggs and check them over and i haven't found one with anything wrong with it except it being clear,i don't think i'd risk it with any other goldie cock as like i say mate i've been lucky :thumbs: .

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 04:51 pm

how do you candle eggs , my first were duds second ive seen the cock bird tread her loads , third no cock bird has been near

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 05:06 pm

how do you candle eggs , my first were duds second ive seen the cock bird tread her loads , third no cock bird has been near



only ever done it way pigeon eggs mate, an i used a maglite under the egg an shone it up throo the egg, way pigeons its best to leave it 2 weeks before looking as after 2 weeks can tell for deffo ifs a dud or not, not sure aboot canarys an finchs tho :thumbs:




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