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3 months 3 weeks ago #1635 by Mark Powis
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Hi Florin,
I noticed today that both birds were off the nest so took the opportunity to check the nest and there were 2 eggs that had gone cold. I candled them and both were clear this time so i have removed the eggs in the hope that they go down again.
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3 months 3 weeks ago #1636 by florin c
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Shoot thats not good news but it does happen.

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3 months 2 weeks ago #1650 by Mark Powis
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Hi,
Just an update on the Pekins. They appear to have given up on their original nest and are building a new nest in a different shrub. It doesn't look like they are being very successful yet though as most of the material is on the floor.
will keep sharing as i hope they manage to have chicks again.
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3 months 2 weeks ago #1651 by Colin Gale
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lets hope they get sorted as hopefuuly there is still time to rear a round as native wild birds are still feeding chicks

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3 months 2 weeks ago #1652 by florin c
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I make sure to use raffia as they use that to secure the nest to the branch and coco fiber to line the nest with.they might struggle a bit if nesting materials are not pliable. There is lots of time for them to breed yet .mine are not doing that great either: pair of mesia built a nest and laid 3 eggs in it but only one intact the others brocken.(im guessing the male is more advanced then the female is) also have a pair of pekins with 3 eggs and aded the mesia egg to that nest. Another pair of pekins built a nest but no eggs for the last 2-3 weeks. 2 other pair of pekins seem uninterested in nesting.

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3 months 1 week ago #1655 by Mark Powis
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Hi Florin, thanks for the tip on the raffia. I'll get some and put that in as most of the nesting material ends up on the floor.

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