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hello

well i umed n rrrrrrrrrrrrrr red and decided that all my birds are in breeding condition and some these birds ive missed a few times so rather than miss my chance again i decided to fix breeding boxed so that i can breed my birds and they are free from stuffy hot box so no more fryed eggs and hot panting mum n chicks

 

i simply cut mouse wire out to size of my breeding boxes doors

and i nailed it to bottom of each nest box and put a nail on top so i can slide it over the nail keeping bird and chicks inside and with all the air they could want the doors a cut in half so i can allow sitting hen privacy until eggs hatched its on out side of door and door slides in like normal if cooler and every night to stop night chill

 

i did a simmular thing two years back with copper meshing but i cut doors n had two doors per box this is simpler and so quick but does same thing no cutting or attaching to door just tack it on the bottom pull up and on to roof and clip on with the small nail on roof

 

ill get a picture tommorow for you all :}

Edited by **KAZ**

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I do something similar using old aviary mesh as replacement nestbox sliding doors during the day but replace the other nestbox doors for the night time.

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it really works good doesnt it kaz

i always trying to work out way i can breed in summer as they all just finishing molt and in mint condition now but its always to hot and if i wait i miss the boat and the one time i didnt all eggs in chicks were so hot some dryed n shell some couldnt pip others huffed in puffed all day every day so i didnt do it again till the mesh doors but this is quick n easy

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I do something similar using old aviary mesh as replacement nestbox sliding doors during the day but replace the other nestbox doors for the night time.

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nice idea kaz rolleyes.gif

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not sure on the placement of the wire - on the side of the box or the top??

 

just getting ideas,

 

wish could breed mine now, the boys are flirting all the time with anything that move (and some things that don't) and the hens look good with new feathers in and some of them are accepting the males courting.

They think it is time but the heat in the middle of the day is still a bit too strong.

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not sure on the placement of the wire - on the side of the box or the top??

 

just getting ideas,

 

wish could breed mine now, the boys are flirting all the time with anything that move (and some things that don't) and the hens look good with new feathers in and some of them are accepting the males courting.

They think it is time but the heat in the middle of the day is still a bit too strong.

this is why i decided to do this so i could breed and they could breath

i put my meash on the door end of the box i tacked it underneath and brought it up in over the door to where a little tack is placed i then just pop the tack into the meashings hole and it stays their secure with or with out door in

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not sure on the placement of the wire - on the side of the box or the top??

 

 

Depends on the design of your nestbox. If you cut a section that replicates the nestbox door and use it in the same way should work.

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I have door that open from the top....Any idea's on ways to ventilate it?

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I have door that open from the top....Any idea's on ways to ventilate it?

you can just do the same thing squeak

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I would love to see some pictures GB, If it is to hard that is okay, but somehow I am stuggling to visualise it.

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I would love to see some pictures GB, If it is to hard that is okay, but somehow I am stuggling to visualise it.

i took pics today hun im just having issues with photo bucket

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I would love to see some pictures GB, If it is to hard that is okay, but somehow I am stuggling to visualise it.

i took pics today hun im just having issues with photo bucket

 

That's alright, don't worry.

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I have done something similar, I cut up an old cage to fit in my sliding part. It is exactly the same size as the sliding door, I just swap them over, works great.

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I have done something similar, I cut up an old cage to fit in my sliding part. It is exactly the same size as the sliding door, I just swap them over, works great.

that is cool idea splat basiclly anything that replases the door thats safe and mouse proof is better

ps splat i just got right then first chick with your splat hen since i got her back :} its not feed yet im tad worryed how long would you wait before you swap it to a hen thats feeding n got newbies ANYONE ?? as id rather her keep it but scarred ill lose it i been wating 6 months for this or more i really want this chick so bad :}

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I would not leave it more than 24 hours, GB. Go for it after 12 hours, if you are worried.

 

Looking forward to the photos of how you have fixed the wire for the door. It is such a good idea.

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I would do it before you go to bed... unless you get up early in the morning?

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thanksguys i do get up early 600 am dayly when young are due

i think ill set alarm for 5 am incase

ill try photos again other wize need to wait for sons help

 

okay im going to have to get help with pics some how ive blocked it from giving me the url :{ and chicks very healthy so will leave till morn i may even go look 12 tonight see if fed

should be nice chick mum is opaline cin skyviolet spangle and dad dom pied violet grey /opaline got 4 eggs so three left to hatch my hopes are hopein :}

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How is the chick Gb? did you foster it or is it still there, What I do when I am worried a hen want feed, is put an older chick in the nest to get her going (they chirp louder) but you need older chicks to do that.

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How is the chick Gb? did you foster it or is it still there, What I do when I am worried a hen want feed, is put an older chick in the nest to get her going (they chirp louder) but you need older chicks to do that.

sorry splat i did not see your reply

chick is great she feed that night i looked in very late

also got one chick today from her nest i think its a fostered egg though but either way shes looking after it and few eggs left to hatch not sure they will though fingers crossed

i did have older chicks but didnt ant to change their nests as all first time mums

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glad the chicks are good GB.

 

i get the wire replaces door area now. all mine open from the top so would have to buy some wire to set it up.

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glad the chicks are good GB.

 

i get the wire replaces door area now. all mine open from the top so would have to buy some wire to set it up.

 

yes sorry but i got pics i just cant get any up :{ i got picks of breeding cage set up too :{ for squeek

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