Lebanese cucumbers

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Harvey666
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Hi I am having a bit of luck with my birds at the moment with quite a few young fledgling, but they are all under done so to speak, the only thing that I can think of is the amount of cucumber the birds have been taking,I was replacing this twice daily on some occasions , I believe there is not a lot of goodness in the cucumber anyone found this happening cheers Paul
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Craig52
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I don't think it's the cucumbers as they are just 95 % water. Lack of seeding grasses, soaked or sprouted seed could be the cause as well. Live food could a problem if they don't get it.
Weather conditions can have a huge effect on breeding birds, l don't know where you are but excessive rain doesn't help either.
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Is this just one sort of finch or all your finches?
LML
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Harvey666
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It’s happening with my lessers and blue caps, I have halved the amount to see what happens, have a few nest of young again so will see what happens
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Hi all it’s been a while now since I first posted about my problems with young and blamed Lebanese cucumber,, I have now cured the problem it looks like it was a lack of vitamin D , I have been using hemp oil to use as a binder for my vitamin mix which doesn’t contain vitamin D ,have switched back to cod liver oil and Good oil with excellent results so lessen learnt cheers Paul
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