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mickenglish
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29 Dec 2017, 14:32

I am a returnee, I had finches as a boy. Now 72, I have built a nice large aviary and am starting again. I realise that I knew very little as a 10 year old so I hope to learn from members of this forum.
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Mick
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29 Dec 2017, 15:41

WELCOME to the AFF, Mick...... from a fellow returnee of similar vintage.
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29 Dec 2017, 16:38

Hi Mick and Welcome to the Forum,you now have full access. Enjoy the Forum and your birds mate. Cheers Craig :wave:
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29 Dec 2017, 18:56

Hi Mick
Welcome to the Forum
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29 Dec 2017, 19:47

Welcome to the forum. Which finches have you decide to restart with?
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30 Dec 2017, 00:23

Hi, welcome to the forum, and back to the hobby.
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mickenglish
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31 Dec 2017, 06:31

Thanks everybody for the friendly reception. It's great to have access to such a pooled knowledge resource as I was feeling no small amount of trepidation about my ability to properly care for the birds. I expect to have the aviary roof done about mid-January (delays with colorbond supplier) and will then move in the new tenants. A friend is coming from Katoomba to help me set up in early February and will bring a pair of Zebras to get me started. Meantime I have locally obtained some Gouldians which I will need to house temporarily. The vendor has generously offered to hold them for me but I feel guilty about leaving them with him for a month so I will be seeking advice about a suitable cage to use as a temporary home for them.. I'll find the appropriate forum and continue this particular discussion there.
Once again, thanks for the welcome.
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Mick
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31 Dec 2017, 12:41

Hi Mick & Welcome to the forum :wave:
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07 May 2018, 16:19

Update.
In January, after fitting out the aviary, I started off with a pair of charcoal Zebras, a pair of red face Gouldians and a pair of black face Gouldians. In February I added a pair of red face Star finches and 2 pairs of painted firetails. In March I added a pair of Ruddys, a pair of orange breasteds, a pair of Cordon Bleus and a pair of cutthroats. The cutthroats were a problem and had to be removed. I added three King quails a few weeks ago.
Breeding has been reasonably encouraging. In March I had 3 red faced fledglings, one of which eventually succumbed to injuries inflicted by a kookaburra, in April I was presented with 6 black face fledglings, in May I discovered a Star fledgling and today I had 5 new red face hatchlings. The Zebras have laid 2 clutches but they have all failed to develope.
The others have at various times given me "birds and bees" demonstrations so I am assuming that they find the accommodation suitable and may proceed to lay eggs at some stage - they have all set up shop in nests, in fact the Ruddys have appropriated 2 woven nests for their use and occasionally holiday in a third.
That's all for now, thanks for the welcome, advice and encouragement, this forum has been great.
Regards to all
Mick
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07 May 2018, 17:09

Your flock has you off to a 'flying' start, Mick.....well done!
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