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Hi All

 

I've been reading up on pairing up breeding pairs...

 

Some say separate the cocks and hens in separate cages for a fews or weeks.. Why is that?

 

If you put them in a flight cage (no nest box) both males and females.. is that still okay?

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If you are cage breeding and you want to pair up certain birds, put the pair into a cage without a nest box to see if they bond etc. if they look like showing breeding behaviour add the nest box.

 

You can have male & female in flight cages together,no nest box's though, they may even pair up in there so that gives you a head start when you cage them. Providing you don't have any particular pairings in mind eg only pet types, you can then place bonded pairs in cages with nest box's.

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If you are cage breeding and you want to pair up certain birds, put the pair into a cage without a nest box to see if they bond etc. if they look like showing breeding behaviour add the nest box.

 

You can have male & female in flight cages together,no nest box's though, they may even pair up in there so that gives you a head start when you cage them. Providing you don't have any particular pairings in mind eg only pet types, you can then place bonded pairs in cages with nest box's.

 

Thanks for your reply..

 

I tried swapping the pairs around last night.. but it saddened me when i saw Pair One Hen calling for its mate.. so i paired them up with their original partners..

 

Im now leaving them be..

 

Pair 1 in breeding cage double bay

Pair 2 in breeding cage single bay

Pair 3 (young ones) in the flight cage until they are older

 

Ive got lights on for them all day.. and a night light at night..

 

Ive got a heater in there on low heat to keep warm at day/night as they cages are in my garage.

 

got plenty of food, mineral block in each cage and cuttle fish, water with Vitamin supplements and mashed boiled eggs, brown rice and celery and pasta so its easy for them to eat.. along with celery sticks and veggies...

 

am i doing it all right?

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Sounds pretty good to me, haven't tried pasta but if they like it o.k

If possible a bit of natural sunlight is a good idea. As for heater and night light I don't know if they are needed. In an outside aviary they would only have natural temps and light to regulate their breeding and health needs. Good luck and post when you have some eggs etc.

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Because you are breeding inside I would be giving them a liquid calcium with vitamin D. The birds need the vitamin D to help them absorb calcium, not all birds eat the cuttlefish, some just chew on it and not ingest it so the hens don't get enough calcium to make up for what they are losing in the egg laying process.

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Because you are breeding inside I would be giving them a liquid calcium with vitamin D. The birds need the vitamin D to help them absorb calcium, not all birds eat the cuttlefish, some just chew on it and not ingest it so the hens don't get enough calcium to make up for what they are losing in the egg laying process.

 

Yes giving them vitamins with VIT D in it, cuttlefish bone and mineral block..

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Great, it's just that some people keep their birds inside and give them cuttlefish for the calcium but no vit D so they don't absorb it and the hens use the calcium out of their bones when they lay eggs and it can cause major health problems.

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