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#31 cantona

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Posted 18 May 2016 - 06:44 pm

Thanks fireman it made perfect sense
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#32 fireman

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Posted 18 May 2016 - 08:01 pm

Nice one cantona and the best of luck mate,i was feeding my lot today and was just changing a few nest pans about and went to move one that has a rope lining in it but no nest and found 2 redpoll eggs sitting in the bottom of it,i've put some nesting stuff under it so they won't get broke and if she carries on laying in there i'll make a proper nest for them,just to add and maybe will help someone in the future but if you have ever to make a nest do it around a light bulb and its just about the right shape and size for most finches  :thumbs: ..


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Posted 20 May 2016 - 07:50 am

First goldie egg this morning.
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Posted 21 May 2016 - 06:42 am

First goldie egg this morning.

good luck feller .ive had a hen canary lay yesterday thats in with a finch so fingers crossed on both :thumbs:


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Posted 21 May 2016 - 09:47 am

First goldie egg this morning.

good luck feller .ive had a hen canary lay yesterday thats in with a finch so fingers crossed on both :thumbs:
Nice one.
Ive got five razas/irish on the perch,
4 in the nest,one sitting on 5 eggs and another on her 2nd lot.
And goldie egg number two this morning ;)
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#36 Keeper eley

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 08:52 pm

Ive got a Siskin on 5 eggs from a goldfinch cock so hopefully some nice hybrids
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Posted 25 May 2016 - 08:56 pm

Chaffie hen down hard on 3 eggs now and the heart is in the mouth for the next few weeks as i've not managed to breed one before...


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Posted 02 June 2016 - 08:25 pm

Good luck with the chaffie's I hope you are successful with them. I've kept them for years and only bred them twice. They are not an easy native to breed in my opinion. I'd keep an eye on the cock when the chicks hatch if he is rank he'll toss them out of the nest or break up the nest to get the hen down again.

 

The chaffie eggs I put under a red canary weren't birded  but the hen chaffie has built a nest this time round and is sitting on two eggs, one of which is birded so fingers crossed on that one...


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Posted 05 June 2016 - 11:32 pm

3 chaffie chicks today and am now holding my breath for the next week or so, :thumbs:


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Posted 05 June 2016 - 11:41 pm

Hope you get them to the sticks fireman....What livefood are you using?


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Posted 06 June 2016 - 07:50 pm

Well there all alive still and various sized mealworms and buffalo worms at the moment but tomorrow i'll go shake a few branches over a upturned umbrella and see what other creepy crawlys i can find for them,little tip if your live food scampers off a bit quick is to put it in a fridge for 10 mins or so and that slows them right down so the birds get a chance at tidying them up  :thumbs: ...


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Posted 07 June 2016 - 07:06 pm

Went in after work to top up feed trays and watched the cock bird queing up behind the hen bird to help feed the chicks meroman,so recon he's going to be ok with them all  :victory: ...



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Posted 08 June 2016 - 02:30 am

not been on here much lately, good luck with the chaffies mate, I have done nothing this year, only got 3 pair at mine and they are doin my head in lol. atb lads



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Posted 08 June 2016 - 07:08 am

It's a hobby to test us all at some point francolin,but it does seem to balance itself out and we get there in the end.Fingers crossed for you and good luck..



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Posted 10 June 2016 - 07:22 am

After an unsuccessful ringing nitemare ive managed to keep the rings on three bully chicks. There two weeks old today.
Now waiting for the four full goldie eggs to hatch over the weekend.
Fingers crossed.
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