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TIPS AND TROUBLESHOOTING

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Experience is the best teacher...

NOW THAT WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BREEDING SEASON,NO DOUBT MOST OF YOU WILL HAVE HAD PROBLEMS OF ONE KIND OR ANOTHER.WE ALL HAVE LITTLE THING WE DO FOR EACH DIFFERENT TIME SOMETHING GOES WRONG,WE BLAME THE WEATHER,THE EGGFOOD,OR SOMETHING.BUT IS IT THE PREPERATION LEADING UP TO THE BREEDING SEASON THAT IS NOT RIGHT,DID YOU DO THE SAME THINGS LAST YEAR?,DID WE CHANGE THINGS,OR IS IT CIRCUMSTANCES THAT MADE US CHANGE THINGS TO SUIT EVERY DAY LIFE AND WORK.ALL THE THINGS ARE A FACTOR TO A GOOD SEASON AND A BAD SEASON,WE ALL HAVE DIFFERENT METHODS TO BRINGING THE BIRDS INTO CONDITION,AND THEY ALL WORK FOR DIFFERENT PEOPLE,BUT WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT DEAD IN SHELL,AND EMPTY EGGS,AGAIN THERE ARE SEVERAL DIFFERENT REASONS WE PUT DOWN TO THESE THINGS HAPPENING.TO DRY TO DAMP ETC ,ETC.BIRDS NOT FIT,YOUNG BIRDS NOT USED TO BREEDING AND SO ON.BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY ,IT IS YOUR MANAGEMENT OF THE BIRDS THAT DECIDE IF YOU HAVE A GOOD SEASON OR NOT,MAN MANAGEMENT IS THE IMPORTANT THING,IF YOU CAN'T DO THAT ,THEN YOU ARE IN TROUBLE.YOU NEED TO PREPARED FOR ALL THESE THINGS THAT ARE THROWN AT US.ALWAYS BE PREPARED.

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PREPARING THE BIRDS FOR SHOW.

WHEN THE YOUNG HAVE BEEN SEPERATED FROM THEIR PARENTS (ANYWHERE BETWEEN 21-28 DAYS)IT IS TIME THEY LEARNT WHAT A SHOW CAGE IS FOR.HANG A SHOW CAGE IN THE FLIGHT OR ON  THE FRONT OF THE STOCK CAGE TO ALLOW THEM TO COME AND GO AS THEY PLEASE.WHEN THEY START TO MOULT REMOVE THE CAGE.

BE SURE TO REMOVE THE SHOW CAGE IN THE EVENINGS,IF NOT THEY WILL NOT ASSOCIATE THE CAGE AS SOMEWHERE THEY HAVE TO PREFORM FOR THE JUDGE,,THEY WILL JUST THINK ITS ANOTHER CAGE

WHEN THE MOLTING IS ALMOST OVER,REHANG THE CAGE SO THEY CAN CONTINUE TO COME AND GO AS THEY WANT,THIS MAKES THE BIRDS MUCH MORE RELAXED AND AT EASE,WHEN THEY ARE USED TO GOING IN AND OUT HOLD THE SHOW CAGE ,AND WITH A BLUNT PERCH ENTICE THE BIRD IN THE CAGE THEM PUT ON A SHELF OT HANG IT UP WITH THE BIRD IN FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES,THEN RETURN TO THE STOCK CAGE,DO THIS 2 OR 3 TIMES A WEEK WITH ALL THE YOUNG,AND BY THE TIME COMES FOR THE SHOW,WHEN YOU OFFER THE SHOW CAGE TO THE BIRD,THEY WILL ENTER ALMOST INSTANTLY,THIS MAKES THE BIRDS MORE AT EASE AND RELAXED READY FOR THE SHOW.

WE SEE SOME BIRDS IN THE SHOW WHO HAVE NOT HAD THE CORRECT TRANING,AND ALL THEY DO IS FLY ROUND THE CAGE AND GO CRAZY,THIS IS A BAD EXAMPLE TO OTHERS AND THE BIRDS CANNOT BE JUDGED PROPERLY BECAUSE THE JUDGE CANT SEE THE BIRD IN ITS RIGHT POSITION.

A THOUGHT SHOULD ALSO BE GIVEN TO THE TRANSPORTATION OF THE BIRDS.NEAR THE END OF THE MOULT MY BIRDS ARE PLACED IN THE CARRYING BOX FOR A FEW MINUTES,AND OVER THE SPACE OF ABOUT A WEEK YOU CAN EXTEND THE TIME TO 1 HOUR.THE NEXT STEP IS TO TAKE THEM IN THE CAR WHEN GOING ON A JOURNEY,EITHER TO THE TOWN OR VISITING RELATIVES,THIS GIVES THE BIRDS MORE TIME TO GET USED TO THE IDEA OF BEING  IN A BOX AND TO TRAVEL.WHEN IT COMES TO THE SHOW TIME ,THE BIRDS WILL BE MORE AT EASE AND RELAXED READY FOR JUDGING,ITS NOT POSSIBLE TO JUDGE A CRAZY OR STRESSED BIRD.IT COULD BE THE BEST BIRD IN THE SHOW,BUT IF IT FAILS TO IMPRESS THE JUDGE THEM IT WONT GAIN ITS JUST REWARDS.

YOU SHOULD SPEND AS MUCH TIME TRAINING THE BIRDS AS BREEDING THEM.

 

DONT FORGET THE BIRDS,SPRAY THEM REGULAR TO HELP THEM THROUGH THE MOULT.WHEN PREPARING THEM FOR THE SHOW,CLIP ALL TOE NAILS,AND BEAKS,CLEAN THE FEET AND PUT A LITTLE COD LIVER OIL ON THE FEET AND LEGS.CLEAN THE RINGS,MANY PEOPLE FORGET THE RING,AND NOTHING IS WORSE THAN LOOKING AT A NICE BIRD WITH A DIRTY RING HALF WAY UP THE LEG.MAKE  SURE THE BIRD IS FINISHED THE MOULT BEFORE TAKING IT TO A SHOW,NOT ONLY CAN YOU RUIN A BIRD ,BUT YOU COULD KILL IT IF HAS NOT FINISHED THE MOULT.

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