First WEs

Normal and White Eared.
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vettepilot_6
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iaos wrote:Had some bad luck with this lot. One of the young disappeared about a week after fledging. More unfortunate and frustrating, the hen escaped yesterday. I didn't realise she was in the safety cage with me... I'm guttered and so pissed off with myself.

A few ups and downs with my other pair, found a tossed chick 3 or 4 days ago, looked to be a week off fledging bit this morning one chick had flown the nest.

Cheers Ian
Sorry to hear :( hope they do a better job next round.. :thumbup:
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SteveP
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Bugger about losing your breeder!

I too continue to struggle with white ears. I had a clutch of 6 fledge in April which I was over the moon about and lost 5 of them over the next few days after fledging. More recently they had a clutch of 3 about 12 days old and threw them out 1 by 1 starting yesterday.... All 3 dead on the floor un fed. So annoyed especially after fledging 6 their first time.

They had gentles, termites and greens available. I can't work them out. I've struggled with them for about 5 years now and only got half a dozen young birds to maturity.

Steve
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Craig52
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Do you guys supply Emu feathers/white chook feathers and crushed charcoal, they are just simple things that might help to fledge a few young. Craig
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SteveP
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Hi Craig,

Thanks. Mine have charcoal available all the time, crushed cuttlefish which they seem to like and white down feathers as well as kapok which they also love.

They are such a beautiful bird, hence why I have persisted with them but very, very testing!

Steve
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