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PostSubject: Nest material   Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:45 pm

What do members use for nest materials I only use wood shavings with a small amount of sawdust never used tobacco stalks or hey what do members think of these
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PostSubject: Re: Nest material   Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:18 pm

Straw, paper, oyster shell. Best is Marujuana stalks. Legal to grow come June. Tobbacco leaves kill bugs.
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PostSubject: Re: Nest material   Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:20 pm

used straw for the past few years, as good as anything in my opinion, its cheap and cheerful.

sometimes put sand in the bottom of the bowl.
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PostSubject: Re: Nest material   Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:29 pm

I use a felt and a handful of shavings
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PostSubject: Re: Nest material   Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:33 pm

Shavings then straw if i could get it id use dried cut heather
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PostSubject: Re: Nest material   Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:56 pm

fieldwalker wrote:
Shavings then straw if i could get it id use dried cut heather


posh bugger....... Razz Razz lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Nest material   Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:55 pm

Wood shavings and straw.
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PostSubject: Re: Nest material   Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:09 pm

When I had the dogs we'd walk along side a swamp with big Reed beds. Used to cut bundles of these in winter when they were brittle and dried out, build a stock up and hang them in greenhouse in old fashioned Hessian sacks to dry out totally and sprinkled with lice powder just to be safe. Some of the birds would build nests 6 inches high. Found using reeds the bottom of the bowl was always bone dry.
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PostSubject: Re: Nest material   Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:14 pm

I always like pairs that build a big, high nest.........I think it shows good parents. Razz Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Nest material   Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:39 pm

I’ve found soontjens build massive nest
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PostSubject: Re: Nest material   Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:24 pm

barnie wrote:
When I had the dogs we'd walk along side a swamp with big Reed beds. Used to cut bundles of these in winter when they were brittle and dried out, build a stock up and hang them in greenhouse in old fashioned Hessian sacks to dry out totally and sprinkled with lice powder just to be safe. Some of the birds would build nests 6 inches high. Found using reeds the bottom of the bowl was always bone dry.

I could do that,never thought of sedge grass plenty of that about,cheers. flower flower flower
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PostSubject: Re: Nest material   Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:06 pm

markevans wrote:
What do members use for nest materials I only use wood shavings with a small amount of sawdust never used tobacco stalks or hey what do members think of these
Sand & pine needles for me down here Smile Smile. Never really liked the idea of using saw dust etc Mark & I also found straw seems to sweat more than I like in my environment here. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Nest material   Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:19 pm

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Shavings then straw if i could get it id use dried cut heather

plenty heather up here sounds good might give it a try, will also be using wooden nest bowls for the first time this year
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PostSubject: Re: Nest material   Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:28 pm

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I’ve found soontjens build massive nest

yes steve, exactly the pair I was thinking of, my soontjens, always build a big high nest........
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PostSubject: Re: Nest material   Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:35 pm

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fieldwalker wrote:
Shavings then straw if i could get it id use dried cut heather

plenty heather up here sounds good might give it a try, will also be using wooden nest bowls for the first time this year

aye its like tobaco stalks for non smokers afro
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PostSubject: Re: Nest material   Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:43 am

Some wild birds in the UK lined there nest with filters from cigarettes. Study should be on a UK site. Think more positive than negative. But each to their own preference, why pigeon racing is such a challenge. Sport of kings..bullshit. Sport of the working people who started it continues today. But nowadays seems to be a cash cow for many people selling birds.. Young future fanciers cannot afford the prices asked for pigons that may make them win. Or are told they need them. Everyone should get back to basics. As stated in anothr post, the great majority of fanciers have excellent birds. Maybe not a lot but enough that do very well with. No one needs a winner as such unless selling. Top 5 in 4 or 5 races a bird worth keeping.
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PostSubject: Re: Nest material   Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:03 am

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Some wild birds in the UK lined there nest with filters from cigarettes. Study should be on a UK site. Think more  positive than negative. But each to their own preference, why pigeon racing is such a challenge. Sport of kings..bullshit. Sport of the working people who started it continues today. But nowadays seems to be a cash cow for many people selling birds.. Young future fanciers cannot afford the prices asked for pigons that may make them win. Or are told they need them. Everyone should get back to basics. As stated in anothr post, the great majority of fanciers have excellent birds. Maybe not a lot but enough that do very well with. No one needs a winner as such unless selling. Top 5 in 4 or 5 races a bird worth keeping.
Good post Hal Smile Smile lol!  lol!  lol!  I can see all the relevance etc  bounce  bounce to this subject here Wink Wink.  cheers Smile Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Nest material   Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:18 pm

tobacco stalks, gives them summat to do apart from fighting, also think it builds bond when they up and down with nest material
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PostSubject: Re: Nest material   Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:37 pm

We use straw and tobacco stalks plus this year for the first time bought nest pan liners but forgot to use them lol
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