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PostSubject: Pairing Up...   Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:38 pm

anyone got any idea when they will be pairing up...I usually pair around the first Saturday in feb, but hoping to pair a couple of weeks earlier if my loft is ready.............
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PostSubject: Re: Pairing Up...   Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:41 pm

Not yet for me dave I would love to pair and have early young birds and get the racers cieaned up the problem is can't get them out when the nights are dark same problem for most one or two have paired up around here
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PostSubject: Re: Pairing Up...   Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:46 pm

end of January for us
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PostSubject: Re: Pairing Up...   Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:31 pm

We're toying with the idea of pairing up around Xmas or just after, just a thought at the minute though, still not sure of what to do yet
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PostSubject: Re: Pairing Up...   Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:22 pm

first week jan, going to try and take as many from new cocks with different hens...... that's the plan anyway
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PostSubject: Re: Pairing Up...   Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:37 pm

I`m trying to time it so the ybs go onto darkness when the clocks alter, I usually miss it and don't quite give the the right amount of time before taking them off it........I think 2 weeks earlier then normal should do it.... Question Question scratch study
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PostSubject: Re: Pairing Up...   Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:30 am

We where going to over Xmas but that's all changed now so probably January now
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PostSubject: Re: Pairing Up...   Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:30 am

We where going to over Xmas but that's all changed now so probably January now
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PostSubject: Pairing Up   Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:58 am

We would like to pair up by the 3rd week of December.

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PostSubject: Re: Pairing Up...   Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:28 pm

going to vaccinate ours this weekend then treat for the main 3 ready for end of January
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PostSubject: Re: Pairing Up...   Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:54 pm

This weekend for me. 12 pairs stock birds. Cannot let the young out too soon, snow they get snow blind plus hawks around. Strong on the wing when they do go out but not usually a problem. The are out in an aviary most of the time. Besides, time last young bird races are on hand they have fully moulted.
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PostSubject: Re: Pairing Up...   Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:56 pm

halcanada wrote:
This weekend for me. 12 pairs stock birds. Cannot let the young out too soon, snow they get snow blind plus hawks around. Strong on the wing when they do go out but not usually a problem. The are out in an aviary most of the time. Besides, time last young bird races are on hand they have fully moulted.

When do you get 2017 rings Hal?

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PostSubject: Re: Pairing Up...   Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:09 pm

Jan 2nd usually.
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PostSubject: Re: Pairing Up...   Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:06 pm

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Jan 2nd usually.

In that case won't your new babies be too old/big to get rings on them by Jan 2nd?

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PostSubject: Re: Pairing Up...   Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:43 pm

im not sure when our rings arrive, but I suppose if I pair the back end of January I should be ok........ Suspect Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Pairing Up...   Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:42 pm

got me some coconut fibre nest felts they arrived today from pallatts great prompt service great nest felts better than the synthetic ones where the fibres come loose I lost a yb last year due to these the fibres got caught in the squabs throat so beware of them lads
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PostSubject: Re: Pairing Up...   Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:24 pm

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got me some coconut fibre nest felts they arrived today from pallatts great prompt service great nest felts better than the synthetic ones where the fibres come loose I lost a yb last year due to these the fibres got caught in the squabs throat so beware of them lads


Exactly which nest felt did you get Darren?

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PostSubject: Re: Pairing Up...   Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:29 pm

coconut fibre nest felts from pallatts phil theirs a link on the home page ...I am going to wrap the bowls in a sheet of newspaper (financial times of course Laughing )and then add a sprinkle of diatoms then add the felt I allways spray the bowl too with a permetherin spray for lice just to keep the nasties away...probably over the top but I like to make sure they have a good start cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Pairing Up...   Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:10 pm

Phil. Usually works this way. Mate Dec 1st. Eggs 10th, hatch 28/29th. Jan 2 4 days old. Earlier I just use spray on the leg. Pam, veggie oil.
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PostSubject: Re: Pairing Up...   Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:15 pm

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Phil. Usually works this way. Mate Dec 1st. Eggs 10th, hatch 28/29th. Jan 2 4 days old. Earlier I just use spray on the leg. Pam, veggie oil.

Thanks Hal

Nicely explained.

I trust you will have a great first hatch.

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PostSubject: Re: Pairing Up...   Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:14 pm

Creek for nesting material.
Phil. If you figure mating to weaning two months, usually right.
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PostSubject: Re: Pairing Up...   Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:14 pm

I bet the birds love carrying Theo's twigs back and forth
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PostSubject: Re: Pairing Up...   Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:26 pm

Yes they would if they were out. However, got a bunch when I walked the dogs and put the grass in the loft. Then 12 hens. All are broke and most raced so once on eggs, weather permitting will let them out. Aviary for now. Pick there own mates.
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PostSubject: Re: Pairing Up...   Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:57 am

when dose your racing season commence hal and do you race ybs with old birds in Canada or separately like we do here
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PostSubject: Re: Pairing Up...   Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:51 pm

Start May 1st, weather permitting. 10 weeks, old birds. Then young birds, 8 or 9 weeks.
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