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I'm with you Dave, once a bird latch's on short of wringing it's neck how do you get it off!!! Wear gloves I say. ^_^

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I've had some rip snorter bites from hens!!! They've taken great whopping chunks of finger flesh off before. Never seem to learn my lesson ^_^

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I've had some rip snorter bites from hens!!! They've taken great whopping chunks of finger flesh off before. Never seem to learn my lesson :P

 

I hear you. They bite me, the first time, shame on them. The second time, shame on me!!!! ^_^

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What a bunch of Big Sooks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

^_^:rofl::P:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

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There is nothing wrong with having soft skin and sensitive hands thank you. Not all of us what the hands of a brickies labourer. If you do, and you are successful, then congratulations on your achievement - ^_^:P

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There is nothing wrong with having soft skin and sensitive hands thank you. Not all of us what the hands of a brickies labourer. If you do, and you are successful, then congratulations on your achievement - ^_^:P

 

 

:P :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

 

 

Maybe me working with glass, I get used to injuries and a budgie bite means nothing to me these days

 

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

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Maybe Kaz. I teach IT for a living, so these "Oil of Olay" hands never get too roughed up ^_^ Only at footy training, concreting, gardening, and a few other places - :P

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My hands are softer than my wife's. I've always been told I have hands the envy of every girl. Doesnt quite inflate your man ego and certainly doesnt stand up to budgie hen jaws of death but eh, i just let em bleed lol. I have quite a few healing wounds on my fingers right now actually from pairing and prepping some hens for breeding hahaha.

 

Ooh tell ya what tho, one took a chunk out of the palm of my hand - she went into the muscle and flamin heck that hurt!

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Hey I'm not ashame to say That I wear GLOVES when handling my hens, cocks are fine but gee hens bite hard :D and it is better than get bitten -_-

I have a glove in each part of breeding room. My hands are delicate :D

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It has been a long time since I updated this topic, but I will get some new pics soon

 

At the moment we are having the mother of all thunderstorms here. It has been pouring on and off for the better part of 5 hours. There is flash flooding all over Sydney, including in the aviary. The floor has flooded, and it shows me what has to be fixed over a drier (hopefully) summer.

 

The hail earlier would have been a new experience for the birds. Hail the diameter of 20 cent coins ricocheting off the roof of the aviary would have scared a few. Luckily the shadecloth on the structure of built and put on top of the aviary seems to have held up well.

 

Meant to be a wet day tomorrow, so no chance of a repreieve there.

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New pics have arrived - only a few, but it is a start

 

Captain Jack - one eyed, think pirate, and Captain Jack Sparrow is my favourite

 

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Grunt - a greywing runt

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Quiche

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Caesar

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Twitch

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Grey Dommie Pied hen I love

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A nice opaline Greygreen hen

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Looking great Dave, still into beetroot I see. Long time since I got to have a browse around the forum. :rolleyes:

 

 

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There will be a mini-clean out from my aviary. My nephews have finally got the slab fixed over at their house, so the aviary can go back on it, and birds can go back in. This means that some birds need to go over there. Some birds are certainties, whilst others I need to decided upon.

 

The pet types will go, so

Humphrey - show type x pet type green cock

Bruce - pet type green cock

Tam - Sky Blue Greywing Spangle pet type hen

Yellow - Lutino Hen

Marvin - greygreen spangle dommie pied cock - small show type

Solo - light green spangle cock - only semi-decent chick from my last terrible breeding season - small show type

Dolly - greygreen hen show type - big chested hen

Athena - sky blue hen semi show type

Hugo - DF violet Dommie Pied pet type

 

and I need at least one more hen, if not 2 hens and i cock.

 

I want an even number of cocks and hens. They are not going to breed, but they need to be able to fly, so no runners, and i do not want my best birds going there. Might be the DF Spangle that is currently in the breeding room. She seems to be doing nothing - lol.

 

I will get pics of these and the other birds that remain as well. I will decide after that.

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