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Same as really,how long has she been sat hard on a empty nest? as if it's been a while i'd pull the nest down and her rebuilding might trigger the egg laying bit off for her.I rang my redpoll chicks today,well two of 4 as 2 were to big to ring and have to say the ringing bit has got to be the worse bit of keeping birds,hated every stressed out minuet of it and not sure if i can cope with that and am having a serious think about carrying on any more.

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Same as really,how long has she been sat hard on a empty nest? as if it's been a while i'd pull the nest down and her rebuilding might trigger the egg laying bit off for her.I rang my redpoll chicks today,well two of 4 as 2 were to big to ring and have to say the ringing bit has got to be the worse bit of keeping birds,hated every stressed out minuet of it and not sure if i can cope with that and am having a serious think about carrying on any more.

fireman one does not need to ring , the birds can be given but not sold or shown with out rings , do not become down hearted i have blind friend with the birds and he still gains great pleasure from the hobby . atb bunnys.
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Same as really,how long has she been sat hard on a empty nest? as if it's been a while i'd pull the nest down and her rebuilding might trigger the egg laying bit off for her.I rang my redpoll chicks today,well two of 4 as 2 were to big to ring and have to say the ringing bit has got to be the worse bit of keeping birds,hated every stressed out minuet of it and not sure if i can cope with that and am having a serious think about carrying on any more.

You'll get the hang of it mate, I've only done a few and found it fiddly but not hard. Have a practice on some canaries or bigger mules with the bigger rings.

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Same as really,how long has she been sat hard on a empty nest? as if it's been a while i'd pull the nest down and her rebuilding might trigger the egg laying bit off for her.I rang my redpoll chicks today,well two of 4 as 2 were to big to ring and have to say the ringing bit has got to be the worse bit of keeping birds,hated every stressed out minuet of it and not sure if i can cope with that and am having a serious think about carrying on any more.

been sitiing tight for nearly a week mate.

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I'm no expert in any form mate but if that was me i'd smash the nest and let her go again.

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Waiting on 5 Irish fancy eggs and 5 linnet mule eggs now. The goldie is in with a hen who's built up so hopefully he fills eggs this time, when she's layed he's going in with an Irish hen whos chicks have fledged and then if she lays everything spare is going in my aviary with the goldies (no canary cocks) in a last ditch attempt at goldie mules.

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Same as really,how long has she been sat hard on a empty nest? as if it's been a while i'd pull the nest down and her rebuilding might trigger the egg laying bit off for her.I rang my redpoll chicks today,well two of 4 as 2 were to big to ring and have to say the ringing bit has got to be the worse bit of keeping birds,hated every stressed out minuet of it and not sure if i can cope with that and am having a serious think about carrying on any more.

been sitiing tight for nearly a week mate.

 

Take the nest pan out for 3 or 4 days then replace it, she should then start laying again....

With regard to ringing your redpolls, they are probably the hardest natives to ring but in my opinion if you breed any natives be sure to ring them & keep breeding records, ie ring numbers of the parents, date they hatched, date they jumped the nest, ring numbers etc etc.

I agree the law in the uk does not require you ring your birds and you can not sell them or exhibit them if they are unrung but if you got a knock on the door and you had unrung natives and no breeding records it'd be difficult to explain them.

I dont know the law thoroughly but I have heard some horror stories about birdmen who have not rung genuine aviary bred birds.

The relevant authorities have this law on their side '' Burden of Proof'' it basically means you have to prove that the birds were aviary bred and without rings & breeding records this can cause problems.....

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You are right Meroman and i do have all breeding records and any unrung birds i have the rung parents so if in the event i can dna proove all my birds are 1000% legal and aviary bred,have heard some horror stories myself and even birds dieing and being released before court cases ect have been heard.The redpolls i rung are doing all fine and i do admit to being a mincer with the ringing :icon_redface: but by god that was a stress out and i hope your right that it gets easier,but it was good to see both parents feeding them straight afterwards and no bother with them being chucked out the nest.

Sparrowhawk was back again today and just stood on the aviary roof and stared(like only spars do) as i banged like a man posessed on my window :censored: ,going to have to try the owl decoy on the roof to put if off but knowing my luck it'll bring in every rook, crow and magpie in the fecking county in instead. :laugh:

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Some people hang cd's around their flights to deter sparrowhawks :huh: Never tried it myself but some swear by it :thumbs:

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Some people hang cd's around their flights to deter sparrowhawks :huh: Never tried it myself but some swear by it :thumbs:

tried the CD disks on my release pens and they didnt help one bit...

 

how about strands of fishing line or even a slightly suspended sheet of netting?

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Some people hang cd's around their flights to deter sparrowhawks :huh: Never tried it myself but some swear by it :thumbs:

tried the CD disks on my release pens and they didnt help one bit...

 

 

:yes: Ordered a 8 x 6 shed and same size flight for my garden :victory:

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It's worth checking out bird trader for cheep 2nd hand breeding cages and such like lads for your bird sheds,there usally in the bird accesories bit. :thumbs: .

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Some of this years young so far.

My lads first ever chicks,Lesser redpolls.

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One of them a few weeks later

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His second nest full(4 chicks)

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One of his goldie x irish mules

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and another

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my greenie mule(and not the best pic)

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Seem to have postedthe same pic twice there :icon_redface: ,here the other 4 chick pic i ment to post.

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