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    Re: COMMENTS on STE1960 BREEDING DIARY

    Post  ste1960 on Tue Apr 24 2012, 21:01

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    Thats a mighty fine nest full of hungry mouths that you have there Steve, Lets hope that there is more to
    come, how are the Goldfinch's doing mmate?. All the best. Oakey.

    Hi mate,

    The Goldfinch have stopped at 4 eggs with hen only sitting on them some of the time.

    It's a case of fingers crossed now.


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    Post  oakey on Tue Apr 24 2012, 22:18


    Hope that she sits on em long enough to chip out mate, but they are a temprimental bird though.
    Good luck with em mate.
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    Post  AndyB on Thu Apr 26 2012, 21:51

    I see you went for the European mutations cages, they are so easy to clean out and hang the external pans. I'm swapping all mine next season and good luck with the rest of the season.
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    Post  Ninetails on Fri Apr 27 2012, 23:53

    The vids arent working for me.
    I havent attempted to upload any myself, but it maybe that you have to go through Youtube, not photobucket?
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    Post  ste1960 on Sat Apr 28 2012, 07:54

    [quote="Ninetails"]The vids arent working for me.
    I havent attempted to upload any myself, but it maybe that you have to go through Youtube, not photobucket?[/quote

    Thanks for letting me know.

    Anyone else having same problem playing videos.

    I tested before posting and they play ok for me through the forum.


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    Post  oakey on Sat Apr 28 2012, 08:17


    Hi Steve, Just to let you know that the vids are playing fine on my main computer and my laptop.
    All the best. Oakey.
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    Post  ste1960 on Sat Apr 28 2012, 12:23

    oakey wrote:
    Hi Steve, Just to let you know that the vids are playing fine on my main computer and my laptop.
    All the best. Oakey.

    Thanks for that.

    Best Regards.



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    Post  Ninetails on Sat Apr 28 2012, 13:02

    Well that's weird. Previously each vid had a black screen. Now they have the first frame of the vid showing. The first one now plays so I assume they all do.
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    Post  oakey on Mon May 21 2012, 19:24


    Hi Steve, your birds are looking good mate, the aviary looks great too.
    All the best. Oakey.
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    Post  ste1960 on Mon May 21 2012, 19:33

    oakey wrote:
    Hi Steve, your birds are looking good mate, the aviary looks great too.
    All the best. Oakey.

    Hi

    Thanks mate.


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    Post  Red devil on Tue May 22 2012, 08:31

    Ste 1960 just looking at your update and I would suggest that you have possibly taken the chicks away from the parents a little to early, but putting the spare hen in with them luckily has turned out to be a blinder,
    Generally I try and leave my chicks with the parents as long as possible [as long as 28 days or more sometimes]sometimes at the cost of the next round affraid affraid affraid
    I don't see the point in all the hard work getting the chicks to that sort o age only to loose them because they won't or can't feed themselves.

    This is not a critisium but more of a guiding hand and I hope it helps you.
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    Post  ste1960 on Tue May 22 2012, 13:02

    Red devil wrote: Ste 1960 just looking at your update and I would suggest that you have possibly taken the chicks away from the parents a little to early, but putting the spare hen in with them luckily has turned out to be a blinder,
    Generally I try and leave my chicks with the parents as long as possible [as long as 28 days or more sometimes]sometimes at the cost of the next round affraid affraid affraid
    I don't see the point in all the hard work getting the chicks to that sort o age only to loose them because they won't or can't feed themselves.

    This is not a critisium but more of a guiding hand and I hope it helps you.


    Thanks,
    I take on board and consider all advice.

    That's why I joined this forum.

    Once again thanks. Smile


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    Post  johnboy on Fri Jun 08 2012, 19:31

    sorry to hear about your second round disaster,,,the weather may indeed have something to do with it,,,a friend of mine had a hen dessert young at 4 days old and shes started to moult affraid the darkening of the skies he blamed for this,,,good luck for third round m8,,,johnboy...
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    Post  ste1960 on Fri Jun 08 2012, 19:34

    johnboy wrote:sorry to hear about your second round disaster,,,the weather may indeed have something to do with it,,,a friend of mine had a hen dessert young at 4 days old and shes started to moult affraid the darkening of the skies he blamed for this,,,good luck for third round m8,,,johnboy...

    Thanks.

    Yes, I reckon the sudden drop in temperature has a lot to do with it for sure.


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    Post  BlueCobalt on Fri Jun 08 2012, 19:46

    That's why I tend to keep all lights on until 28th june, then off they go and let nature take over, good point to use light as you suggest with deep depressions that we are getting this year it can look really dismal!
    Think we can all blame the weather, but it's always a mixed bag here, too hot, too cold, too wet, cloudy, thundery etc etc but sometimes it is us who make the mstakes?
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    Post  ste1960 on Fri Jun 08 2012, 20:06

    BlueCobalt wrote:That's why I tend to keep all lights on until 28th june, then off they go and let nature take over, good point to use light as you suggest with deep depressions that we are getting this year it can look really dismal!
    Think we can all blame the weather, but it's always a mixed bag here, too hot, too cold, too wet, cloudy, thundery etc etc but sometimes it is us who make the mstakes?

    My lights are on all year round on a timer, so I can discount that.,


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    Post  chrisp on Fri Jun 08 2012, 21:32

    To be honest ste I think the birds may still be affected by natural light or a change thereof. The only way get away from it would be to go completely artificial.
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    Post  oakey on Fri Jun 08 2012, 21:50


    Hi Steve, you are certainly not on your own mate, my birds have been hit and miss also, not
    a great first round, a few nests on the second round still to hatch out ( hopefully ).
    All the best. Oakey.
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    Post  r.costellow on Thu Jun 14 2012, 13:10


    Hope better this time for you
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    Post  ste1960 on Thu Jun 14 2012, 14:03

    r.costellow wrote:
    Hope better this time for you
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    Thanks Bob Wink

    Keep your fingers crossed for me.

    Hope things are going well with yours


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    Post  Colourman on Sat Sep 01 2012, 21:49

    Hi,

    Really nice looking satinettes, are they all straight or have you some mosaic amongst them?

    Cheers

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    Post  ste1960 on Sun Sep 02 2012, 08:31

    Colourman wrote:Hi,

    Really nice looking satinettes, are they all straight or have you some mosaic amongst them?

    Cheers

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    Thanks Syl

    They are all straights.
    Just looking to introduce some new birds this year, ready for next season now.

    Regards
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