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Bertman
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:21 pm    Post subject: How much food?

I have 4 chicks of about 2 weeks old and I am handfeeding 2 and left two with the parents. I started yesterday and it seems to be going alright. Got a plastic 10cc seringe and if their crop is quite full I stop feeding. What amount is normal aroung this age? I have also been told kakarikis usually lay 2 clutches in a row. Should I leave the nestbox? I have also been told that it is better to take the nestbox out, because otherwise they just keep going and wear themselfs out in 2 years? Any opinions?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:55 am    Post subject:

Its important to let the crop mt out between feeds

We have had a pair lay every 8 weeks for a nearly a yr
Given the diet they need, good conditions, at all times they are ok
Most problems arise because a lack of requirement...lacking of minor requirements just take longer to appear.

Having the hen lay back in the old nest, and previous clutch hasnt fully fledged often causes problems.
It also doesnt give the opportunity to remove the nest box, clean and replenish....In many cases this can be done without the hen abandoning the nest box..If the pair have been breeding together for a while and are not perturbed at your interference.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:19 pm    Post subject:

Thanks Steptoe for your reply. So I can just take ou the other 2 chicks, clean ou t he nest box and no problems? Been reading about crop feeding, author thinks it a simple and good way to go. The bird keepers at Australia zoo where I volunteer where not enthusiastic about it all. duno Any opinions? Love to hear them. w3c

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Steptoe wrote:
Its important to let the crop mt out between feeds

We have had a pair lay every 8 weeks for a nearly a yr
Given the diet they need, good conditions, at all times they are ok
Most problems arise because a lack of requirement...lacking of minor requirements just take longer to appear.

Having the hen lay back in the old nest, and previous clutch hasnt fully fledged often causes problems.
It also doesnt give the opportunity to remove the nest box, clean and replenish....In many cases this can be done without the hen abandoning the nest box..If the pair have been breeding together for a while and are not perturbed at your interference.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:57 pm    Post subject:

We have move nesting boxes from one avairy to another without problems, another breeder here removed chicks for serveral days then returned them and the parents carried on where they left off...

Been to the Aust Zoo....they had a sulphur crested ....I was playin with him then the keepers ran up in a panic...they said, even they couldnt get close to him, and going from his reaction they where right....
Friendly chap... the bird signlol
Aust Zoo...well worth a visit if going to Brisbane. Steve Erwin country....was.

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