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#1 gnipper

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 11:32 am

The goldie had a bit of material in his mouth and wiggling his arse at a dimorphic hen a minute ago so fingers crossed :thumbs:
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 07:13 pm

I saw a red factor hen flirting with my greenie cock wanting to be trod today,i saw her getting trod by the goldie the other day so a mixed nest maybe with that one the little tart :laugh: .Anyone seen this happen before,a mixed nest?.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 07:22 pm

I've not seen it but I thought I was gonna get one with my first round because the linnet and canary had a bash, even one of my mules had a dabble on her ;)

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:32 am

Fifes produced a four egg nest and one 3 egg all clear, another pair just starting. Poor so far.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:58 am

WR i've had 20 odd eggs that have just gone in the bin so far this year,it is a little early still and this good weather we had had started thing s off a bit soon but now were getting towards the proper time for them to go down there'll be better results for us all mate.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 03:46 pm

got 2 nests with eggs,will post if any good end of week,spot on fireman about weather got em wanting to nest then had a very cold spell with hard frost,a blackbird was sitting eggs in a fir back of mine and chicks have hatched,she sat through some real bad frosts ,i thought they would fail to be honest.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:07 pm

Thought the same Francolin about the eggs i've had in nests outside,i didn't think any would hatch due to the frosts and we even had a frost this morning and i have to say i went straight out and checked on the redpoll fledglings i got but needn't have worried they were fine.The redpoll hen has 4 more eggs shes gone down on so these little birds seem to be doing alright even if it is a tad cold still at night.
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:20 pm

I think my mules should be hatching tomorrow, the hen was having a look under herself before so fingers crossed. I've only binned 4 eggs so far but I knew they would be clear, that hen is back in with the goldie and has built up again today. He seems a bit keener now so I hope he fills em this time.
Bring on the colour food and song training ;)
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:21 pm

Had my fist chick (greenie mule,all the other chicks are my stepsons) fledge properly yesterday,it came out a few days ago but went back in and stayed in.The hen has built again and to be honest this pair are just a spare red factor hen with a lutino greenie i bred last year and i'm just getting him to know his job as it were.Fingers crossed for you gnipper and let us know.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:32 am

My first ever mule has hatched, he's filled 5 eggs with the fife too and is now scuttling the hen with the oldest chicks senseless ;)
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:21 am

My first ever mule has hatched, he's filled 5 eggs with the fife too and is now scuttling the hen with the oldest chicks senseless http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

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I've decided I'm putting a aviary out the back of my flat and I'll get a hawk weathering for my lasses house :victory:
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:31 am


You lads have got me thinking of getting another aviary going http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

me as well mate, I shouldn,t have clicked on this one lol

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:02 pm

My hen who had the first round of young has layed her first egg to the linnet and he's been at her like a rabbit on viagra so hopefully their full. I've not candled the fifes 5 eggs to him but they should hatch this weekend I think if their gonna. Goldie still doing nowt :(
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 04:50 pm

I've had some mules fledge but god knows what the sire is as they look very much like the redpoll chicks that fledged the week before but the mules are bigger,will have to wait till the colour on them sorts itself out as they could be any of 3 types of native sire.My goldies are still not doing anything but had some grand new that a fine fella is letting me have his siskin cock so my hen who's calling for a mate will be as happy as i am.Got 2 canary hens down mule eggs,redpolls on 4 eggs,lutino greenie on 1 egg(might put it under a mule hen thats nested and set the greenie off again for a fuller nest and a pair of irish on 3 eggs so getting busier here.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:02 pm

fireman have u got them redpolls in outdoor averys?ive got 2 prs of polls in treble brreders that r doing nothing as yet,




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