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PostSubject: Darren/Oldstrains Grit and Minerals Tray   Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:53 pm

posting this photo up for Darren, of his grit and minerals......5 star luxury by the looks of it....... lol!


well done Darren, what a great idea, putting the pots into a feeding tray cheers


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PostSubject: Re: Darren/Oldstrains Grit and Minerals Tray   Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:00 pm

Well done daz, smart arse lol! lol!
What's the last 2 daz can't make out what they are.
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PostSubject: Re: Darren/Oldstrains Grit and Minerals Tray   Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:16 pm

spot on daz ,exactly what mine get but all in one big tub mixed together Razz this time of year they get it in there boxes every day to mainly help the hens cause the cocks r driving the life out of them Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Darren/Oldstrains Grit and Minerals Tray   Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:17 pm

think there red and black minerals lofty
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PostSubject: Re: Darren/Oldstrains Grit and Minerals Tray   Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:33 pm

mufc rick wrote:
think there red and black minerals lofty

Thank you, wasn't sure because they look very fine, dust like, and not like fine grit.
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PostSubject: Re: Darren/Oldstrains Grit and Minerals Tray   Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:45 pm

from left to right ...crushed oyster shell,red pick stone,clay block,black mineral,pink mineral
rics right i also have a tub blended together for the nest boxes but if the birds need anything specific its their for them after they start sitting no need to put in the nest boxes the tray is taken indoors and left in the kitchen overnight much to the annoyance of her indoors Mad Razz otherwise they get damp...thanks for posting the pic for me david


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PostSubject: Re: Darren/Oldstrains Grit and Minerals Tray   Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:51 pm

great idea putting the pots in the feeding tray Darren, do you leave them in permenantly or take them out for feeding the pigeons ? do you leave in over night ...?

is that the vanrobys pink minerals Darren, it looks like the one I get which is very sorf and fine powder, not like the rough stuff......
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PostSubject: Re: Darren/Oldstrains Grit and Minerals Tray   Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:53 pm

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great idea putting the pots in the feeding tray Darren, do you leave them in permenantly or take them out for feeding the pigeons ? do you leave in over night ...?

is that the vanrobys pink minerals Darren, it looks like the one I get which is very sorf and fine powder, not like the rough stuff......

natural pink mins david and the tray is left in from morning til night then brought indoors ...birds are fed in the boxes now
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PostSubject: Re: Darren/Oldstrains Grit and Minerals Tray   Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:08 pm

right, thanks for the info Darren...... cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Darren/Oldstrains Grit and Minerals Tray   Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:16 pm



looking good Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Darren/Oldstrains Grit and Minerals Tray   Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:45 pm

Darren, which do your birds tend to eat most of out of the 5 pots, which are they more keen on ...?
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PostSubject: Re: Darren/Oldstrains Grit and Minerals Tray   Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:22 pm

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from left to right ...crushed oyster shell,red pick stone,clay block,black mineral,pink mineral
rics right i also have a tub blended together for the nest boxes but if the birds need anything specific its their for them after they start sitting no need to put in the nest boxes the tray is taken indoors and left in the kitchen overnight much to the annoyance of her indoors  Mad  Razz otherwise they get damp...thanks for posting the pic for me david

What's the secret O/S Wink Wink with your in doors etc bounce bounce. Between the sh*te lol! lol! lol! kepted in her cupboard & now the goodies for your birds stored on her table as such I get the feeling I've lost out "Big time" with my missus sadly. Now !!!, interesting collection there Wink Wink thou I would be adding a pot of salt, but as you know lol! lol! lol! only too well Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes by now, I know nothing. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Darren/Oldstrains Grit and Minerals Tray   Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:29 am

Handy thing that Daz stops the grit and minerals going allover the place.
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PostSubject: Re: Darren/Oldstrains Grit and Minerals Tray   Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:33 am

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Darren, which do your birds tend to eat most of out of the 5 pots, which are they more keen on ...?

they have a pop at it all david its clearly visible when feeding ybs i would say extra intake of black mineral is a lot more for its salt content no doubt
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PostSubject: Re: Darren/Oldstrains Grit and Minerals Tray   Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:37 am

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from left to right ...crushed oyster shell,red pick stone,clay block,black mineral,pink mineral
rics right i also have a tub blended together for the nest boxes but if the birds need anything specific its their for them after they start sitting no need to put in the nest boxes the tray is taken indoors and left in the kitchen overnight much to the annoyance of her indoors  Mad  Razz otherwise they get damp...thanks for posting the pic for me david

What's the secret O/S Wink Wink with your in doors etc bounce bounce. Between the sh*te lol! lol! lol! kepted in her cupboard & now the goodies for your birds stored on her table as such I get the feeling I've lost out "Big time" with my missus sadly. Now !!!, interesting collection there Wink Wink thou I would be adding a pot of salt, but as you know lol! lol! lol! only too well Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes by now, I know nothing. cheers

yes salts very important for rearing ybs the black mineral contains a fair whack of salt i have tasted it myself i did toy with the idea of adding salt before but birds seem to be ok and content with the mineral did try a salt lick but kept weeping and left damp patch in the loft
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PostSubject: Re: Darren/Oldstrains Grit and Minerals Tray   Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:58 pm

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from left to right ...crushed oyster shell,red pick stone,clay block,black mineral,pink mineral
rics right i also have a tub blended together for the nest boxes but if the birds need anything specific its their for them after they start sitting no need to put in the nest boxes the tray is taken indoors and left in the kitchen overnight much to the annoyance of her indoors  Mad  Razz otherwise they get damp...thanks for posting the pic for me david

What's the secret O/S Wink Wink with your in doors etc bounce bounce. Between the sh*te lol! lol! lol! kepted in her cupboard & now the goodies for your birds stored on her table as such I get the feeling I've lost out "Big time" with my missus sadly. Now !!!, interesting collection there Wink Wink thou I would be adding a pot of salt, but as you know lol! lol! lol! only too well Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes by now, I know nothing. cheers

yes salts very important for rearing ybs the black mineral contains a fair whack of salt i have tasted it myself i did toy with the idea of adding salt before but birds seem to be ok and content with the mineral did try a salt lick but kept weeping and left damp patch in the loft

if u put a pot of table salt in for the birds they will take what they need but wont gorge them selves sean
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PostSubject: Re: Darren/Oldstrains Grit and Minerals Tray   Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:32 am



seems to be a lot of fanciers in favour of using salt for thier birds something i have never done but think its time i tried some after reading lots of posts Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Darren/Oldstrains Grit and Minerals Tray   Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:49 pm

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 seems to be a lot of fanciers in favour of using salt for thier birds something i have never done but think its time i tried some after reading lots of posts Wink

I've heard most of the disaster type stories Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Shippy in relation to salt & pigeons etc. Total rubbish, from my perspective. I'm even happy to put a cup of salt in the bath water for them on a regular basis & as we know pigeons more times than not will first drink the water before jumping in as such & even with doing that I've never found any issues to be concerned with/about  Wink  Wink & just as a final note  lol!  lol!  lol! for the bleach sceptics as such  bounce  bounce I'm happy at times to replace the salt  Smile  Smile with a cupful of bleach. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Darren/Oldstrains Grit and Minerals Tray   Sat Mar 05, 2016 5:45 am



not to keen on bleach for the birds will give that one a miss Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Darren/Oldstrains Grit and Minerals Tray   Sat Mar 05, 2016 5:59 am

on Darren/oldstrains advise I gave mine black minerals a year ago because when they were feeding they were lacking in something, I could see them searching round the loft even though they had grit, pink minerals etc......Darren told me the black minerals contain salt so I gave them this and within days they improved and ive given it ever since on a regular basis.....

I remember ray peel a few years ago giving his birds one of those cattle, salt blocks and he found pigeons had too much and died.....maybe he can tell more about it.
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PostSubject: Re: Darren/Oldstrains Grit and Minerals Tray   Sat Mar 05, 2016 7:15 pm

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not to keen on bleach for the birds will give that one a miss Shocked


lol!lol!lol!. Well Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Shippy, I will refrain from giving you my spirits of salts tonic etc Smile Smile being an old plumber. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Darren/Oldstrains Grit and Minerals Tray   Sun Mar 06, 2016 5:19 am



SPIRITS OF SALTS TONIC the mind boggles knackered lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Darren/Oldstrains Grit and Minerals Tray   Sun Mar 06, 2016 5:21 am

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not to keen on bleach for the birds will give that one a miss Shocked


lol!lol!lol!. Well Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Shippy, I will refrain from giving you my spirits of salts tonic etc Smile Smile being an old plumber. cheers


your not unblocking a sink now knackered........ lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Darren/Oldstrains Grit and Minerals Tray   Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:38 am

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   SPIRITS OF SALTS TONIC the mind boggles knackered lol!

lol!lol!lol! if you like Shippy Smile Smile for the same price bounce bounce I will give you the battery acid tonic "Special brew" if you really want to fire all your birds up there. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Darren/Oldstrains Grit and Minerals Tray   Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:44 am

why not chuck a few rusty nails in for good measure cheers lol!
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