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#1 cantona

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 06:28 pm

My siskins are feeding each other and my old mans goldies are feeding each other, a bit early for goldies I thought, anybody got any building yet?
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Posted 25 March 2016 - 07:30 pm

The Greenfinch hens have been looking for nesting materials for the last week or so, but cocks have just started showing signs the last couple of days, be putting nesting materials in 1st April.

Got some canarys on eggs, nests made out of allsorts.

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Posted 26 March 2016 - 06:04 pm

What do you stick your

The Greenfinch hens have been looking for nesting materials for the last week or so, but cocks have just started showing signs the last couple of days, be putting nesting materials in 1st April.
Got some canarys on eggs, nests made out of allsorts.

sounds promising mate, do you use felts in your nest pans ? Mine keep pulling them out, wondering what to stick them down with

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Posted 27 March 2016 - 10:50 am

What do you stick your

The Greenfinch hens have been looking for nesting materials for the last week or so, but cocks have just started showing signs the last couple of days, be putting nesting materials in 1st April.
Got some canarys on eggs, nests made out of allsorts.

sounds promising mate, do you use felts in your nest pans ? Mine keep pulling them out, wondering what to stick them down with

 

Just some pva glue or a cable tie is easiest to use or sow them,silicon sealer or double sided tape all work as well  :victory: ..

My bullie cocks are singing away like nothing else and my redpolls are all feeding each other but i'll wait just for a bit longer to put in nest pans etc unless i see them trying to build with whats about in the flights then i'll put them in as i allways think if a bird wants to and feels like it's ready to nest then let them do so rather than trying to hold them back............


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Posted 27 March 2016 - 11:51 am

even these 2 pair canarys have not nested yet at mine, but the ones I let my son have are on eggs at his, so might start soon, plenty of time for the british I would think, its like wnter here this w/end, very cold wind and rain, did see a blackbird building in garden yesterday, hope ya all have a good season atb.


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Posted 27 March 2016 - 12:19 pm

What do you stick your

The Greenfinch hens have been looking for nesting materials for the last week or so, but cocks have just started showing signs the last couple of days, be putting nesting materials in 1st April.
Got some canarys on eggs, nests made out of allsorts.

sounds promising mate, do you use felts in your nest pans ? Mine keep pulling them out, wondering what to stick them down with
Just some pva glue or a cable tie is easiest to use or sow them,silicon sealer or double sided tape all work as well  :victory: ..
My bullie cocks are singing away like nothing else and my redpolls are all feeding each other but i'll wait just for a bit longer to put in nest pans etc unless i see them trying to build with whats about in the flights then i'll put them in as i allways think if a bird wants to and feels like it's ready to nest then let them do so rather than trying to hold them back............
another question for you if you please, how come when the birds moult and get there new feather the colour is fixed until there next moult, but when they are in breeding condition they look more colourful and smarter?

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Posted 27 March 2016 - 01:19 pm

that's cos UV light brightens the look of the colour,  as the days get longer



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Posted 27 March 2016 - 09:34 pm

Got 3 eggs off my bullies waiting to go in and redpolls feeding each other. I wouldnt have put a nest pan in yet but the female laid 2 eggs off the perches and both cracked so i introduced pan and she built a nest in no time. Shes laid another 3 since one on the floor and 2 in nest so far. What nest materials do you lads use for your british birds and what type of pans??
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Posted 28 March 2016 - 02:21 pm

 

 

What do you stick your

The Greenfinch hens have been looking for nesting materials for the last week or so, but cocks have just started showing signs the last couple of days, be putting nesting materials in 1st April.
Got some canarys on eggs, nests made out of allsorts.

sounds promising mate, do you use felts in your nest pans ? Mine keep pulling them out, wondering what to stick them down with
Just some pva glue or a cable tie is easiest to use or sow them,silicon sealer or double sided tape all work as well  :victory: ..
My bullie cocks are singing away like nothing else and my redpolls are all feeding each other but i'll wait just for a bit longer to put in nest pans etc unless i see them trying to build with whats about in the flights then i'll put them in as i allways think if a bird wants to and feels like it's ready to nest then let them do so rather than trying to hold them back............
another question for you if you please, how come when the birds moult and get there new feather the colour is fixed until there next moult, but when they are in breeding condition they look more colourful and smarter?

 

A lot of birds do have a little light moult just as spring happens and as the fresh new green foods come through after the hardships of hard seeds of winter they bring the goodness all animals need to really shine at breeding time,the different light spectrum spring brings also does make a difference as some plant growers will tell you  :thumbs:   :laugh: ..

For bullies the bigger nesting pans is what i use and small ones for my redpolls,nesting stuff i've only even seen my bullies use coconut fibre cut into 4 inch strips and very fine silver birtch twigs although i've offered them all sorts.The redpolls get allsorts from coconut fibre to the dog hair i get sent from a lady with cockers she trims,also give natural stuff like moss,small twigs,dried grasses the sort of things you find in wild nests as such  :victory: ,good luck with the bullies mate but be warned they can be a emotional bird to keep so don't be hard on yourself if they mess about just hang on in there as when they do pull it off there's no better feeling in the british bird world imo ...


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Posted 30 March 2016 - 06:21 pm

:laugh:bullys = stress , saying that I aint got a canary nesting as yet, but  it was snowing yesterday :blink:good luck lads with the bullys.


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Posted 01 April 2016 - 11:44 pm

My bully hen sat tight on 6 now......everything crossed....plus 2 got smashed. Redpolls nesting only material they using is cotton so far offered them all of the natural stuff you mentioned. 2 pairs glosters both sat on 4. Yellow lippochromes sat on 3 and 5 pairs fifes and one pair red factors all sat on eggs.....excited much. Hope ending is as good as this bit.....lol
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Posted 02 April 2016 - 09:06 am

The very best of luck mate and now comes the hard part and leave them to it  :victory: ,mind you we want lot of pics when they fledge  :laugh: ..



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Posted 02 April 2016 - 04:21 pm

red mosaics at my sons have hatched 2 days old, my canarys still doing naff all atb.


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Posted 08 April 2016 - 08:35 pm

Pans and nesting stuff went in today and the redpolls were pulling on the nesting stuff before i had left the flight and the goldies were also flying about with fluff in their bills at last light,here we go again and the very best of luck with the season ahead folks  :victory: ...



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Posted 10 April 2016 - 10:46 pm

So far ive got 4 fife chicks 2 glostrr chicks 1 greenfinch and 4 bully eggs which are full due to hatch wednesday......fingers crossed
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