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- Joined: 18 Mar 2016, 20:59
- Location: Canberra
I tried to run seven cockbirds in a large (6mx5m) planted aviary with a few softbills & English Finches. I didn’t want to breed just wanted a bit of extra colour without the drain on the livefood. They were fine until their breeding season started, even in the absence of hens, they chased each other around the aviary constantly, each took over a nesting site & defended it which lots of gusto, even started driving the English Finches around the aviary. They caused lots of unrest in the aviary so I moved them on.
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- Joined: 27 Jun 2009, 20:00
- Location: Midwest of West. Aust. Coast
- Location: Midwest of West.Aust.Coast
I think the problems arise if there are hens or nests for them to claim. Boys only - no nests - no reason to make claims. There are many situations in which all males exist together and survive without fighting.