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PostSubject: Nesting material.   Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:47 pm

What do members think is the best nesting material.
We use wood shavings under chopped straw.
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PostSubject: Re: Nesting material.   Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:33 pm

we use tabbaco stalks on top of sawdust
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PostSubject: Re: Nesting material.   Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:08 pm

alan harrison wrote:
we use tabbaco stalks on top of sawdust


this is the best mate but do use nest felts first then add straw the tobacoo stalks
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PostSubject: Re: Nesting material.   Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:24 am

I use Dust free wood shaving mix a little lice powder with the shaving,
let them build a nest with Tobacco storks that I cut in half & let them pick it up off the loft floor. it keeps them busy
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PostSubject: Re: Nesting material.   Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:25 pm

wood shavings in bowl then just straw
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PostSubject: Re: Nesting material.   Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:53 pm

tabacco stalks
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PostSubject: Re: Nesting material.   Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:51 pm

bought some nest felts yesterday from show £7 for 30 well happy with that
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PostSubject: Re: Nesting material.   Sun Dec 19, 2010 11:46 pm

if i remember rightly there were some fanciers havin problems with the black ones young dieing in the nest not to sure why they were blaming the black felts though ?
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PostSubject: Re: Nesting material.   Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:27 pm

rene wrote:
if i remember rightly there were some fanciers havin problems with the black ones young dieing in the nest not to sure why they were blaming the black felts though ?

i read the same mate
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PostSubject: Re: Nesting material.   Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:31 am

was something to do with the ammonia in the poo off young that made it give off some sort of poisen,
i use the brown ones i like them
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PostSubject: Re: Nesting material.   Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:25 pm

I wrap the nest bowl in paper, put shavings in the base, then nest felt, then let the birds build nest using tabbaco stalks
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PostSubject: Re: Nesting material.   Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:17 pm

isnt it a shit though when we go to all this trouble to provide the best nesting bowls and materials only to find that a few of the little shits want to buid a nest on the floor,even though loads of spare boxes.
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PostSubject: Re: Nesting material.   Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:27 pm

Alan i have a 3yr old blue cock will defend his box till the death when on widowhood, but pair him up he abandens his box for the corner of shed once hen as gone he will go back to his box as if hes never been away from it
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PostSubject: Re: Nesting material.   Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:02 pm

friendsloft wrote:
Alan i have a 3yr old blue cock will defend his box till the death when on widowhood, but pair him up he abandens his box for the corner of shed once hen as gone he will go back to his box as if hes never been away from it
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funny things we have as a hobby mate
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PostSubject: Re: Nesting material.   Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:29 pm

Tobacco stems in the nests are the best, the stems kills most of the normal parasites.
I use in the spring the tobacco stems with 2 years old dried straw on the bottom of the nest.
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PostSubject: Re: Nesting material.   Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:37 pm

I use shavings and straw.Does anyone use nettle stalks?
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PostSubject: Re: Nesting material.   Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:05 pm

sawdust then tabbaco stalks for us
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PostSubject: Re: Nesting material.   Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:28 am

Some dry sand in the bottom of the bowl ,then some shavings and straw does ours, not fussed on felts i thing some times they can get to warm,
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PostSubject: Re: Nesting material.   Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:19 pm

shavings in bowl for me then put a bunch of clean straw in a corner on floor and make em work, keeps them keaner.
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PostSubject: Re: Nesting material.   Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:54 am

nest felt then shavings
then i put tobacoo stalks in the loft then i put straw in the loft and let them do what they want,
but some will just find there own things and build what they like
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PostSubject: Re: Nesting material.   Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:53 pm

fletchlives wrote:
nest felt then shavings
then i put tobacoo stalks in the loft then i put straw in the loft and let them do what they want,
but some will just find there own things and build what they like
to true mate you can take a horse to water but you cant make them drink lol.
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