gouldian, from hatch to weaned

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Re: gouldian, from hatch to weaned

Post by finchandlovebird » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:42 am

Super Duper Debbie. You always know how to WOW us with either your answers or photos. Thanks for being YOU :D
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Re: gouldian, from hatch to weaned

Post by DamonIRB » Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:06 pm

Just curious... is he tame? Was that even part of the plan? I raised cockatiels many years ago and the sole purpose of handfeeding was to raise a tame bird.

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Re: gouldian, from hatch to weaned

Post by debbie276 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:31 pm

Every time I have had to handfeed the chicks are tame and fly to me to eat. When they are weaned they forget they ever knew me. :lol:
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http://www.naturallighting.com/cart/sto ... sc_page=56

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Re: gouldian, from hatch to weaned

Post by Ginene » Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:20 pm

debbie276
Every time I have had to handfeed the chicks are tame and fly to me to eat. When they are weaned they forget they ever knew me.
Oh No...I am in complete denial about this, Debbie!!! :wink:

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Re: gouldian, from hatch to weaned

Post by Nanajennie » Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:32 pm

Debbie that was really enjoyable! It baffles me how fast they change. Truly the ugly duckling to beautiful swan scenario (although they aren't ugly in my eyes anymore... well maybe a little :lol: )

Thanks again! =D>
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Re: gouldian, from hatch to weaned

Post by jls7453 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:56 pm

Like your grow chart in pictures. And a very pretty bird.
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Re: gouldian, from hatch to weaned

Post by Sally » Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:54 am

I think this thread is so informative and helpful to those who are facing handfeeding for the first time, that it should be a sticky. Nothing like a visual to help those who really don't know what to expect. Kudos to you, Debbie, for posting this! =D>
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Re: gouldian, from hatch to weaned

Post by debbie276 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:14 am

Thank you all for you kind words :)
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long time breeder of lady gouldians:
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SF Pastel (SF Yellow)
Pastel (Yellow)
Blue
SF Pastel Blue (SF Yellow Blue)
Pastel Blue (Yellow Blue)

GREAT articles on avian lighting:
https://mickaboo.org/confluence/downloa ... ummary.pdf
http://www.naturallighting.com/cart/sto ... sc_page=56

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Re: gouldian, from hatch to weaned

Post by Bhatta » Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:26 am

debbie276

You have done something special. Hats off!!!
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Re: gouldian, from hatch to weaned

Post by fraumannal » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:25 pm

Hi Debbie thanks for the photo growth chart! Such a labor of love! I am having a big problem and I just can't figure it out....My birds lay a HUGE amount of eggs, sit and hatch them and them bury them! I am so sad now I won't give them a nest..what do you think is happening? The aviary is a large flight cage! Any insight and suggestions would be so welcome. thanks! Sue

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Re: gouldian, from hatch to weaned

Post by debbie276 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:05 am

Sorry you are going through this Sue. It could be many different things. How many birds are in the flight and what species? What are you feeding them?
I'm bet if you start a new topic so people can find it better you will get a few responses that could help.
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long time breeder of lady gouldians:
Green
SF Pastel (SF Yellow)
Pastel (Yellow)
Blue
SF Pastel Blue (SF Yellow Blue)
Pastel Blue (Yellow Blue)

GREAT articles on avian lighting:
https://mickaboo.org/confluence/downloa ... ummary.pdf
http://www.naturallighting.com/cart/sto ... sc_page=56

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Re: gouldian, from hatch to weaned

Post by fraumannal » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:26 pm

Thanks, Debbie. I will post it as a new question.

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Re: gouldian, from hatch to weaned

Post by FinchsRUS » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:02 pm

Can you post instructions on how to make that brooder? How do you keep the interior tank floating?

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Re: gouldian, from hatch to weaned

Post by debbie276 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:38 am

The inside tank is held in place by the white pieces of plexiglass that you see in the picture. The plexi has a groove cut in it to hold it in place to the outer tank. The inside tank is screwed into the plexi at the top.
We made it from scraps and bits and pieces we had in the house. :)
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long time breeder of lady gouldians:
Green
SF Pastel (SF Yellow)
Pastel (Yellow)
Blue
SF Pastel Blue (SF Yellow Blue)
Pastel Blue (Yellow Blue)

GREAT articles on avian lighting:
https://mickaboo.org/confluence/downloa ... ummary.pdf
http://www.naturallighting.com/cart/sto ... sc_page=56

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Re: gouldian, from hatch to weaned

Post by flying colors » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:20 pm

Hi I’m new here; I have a couple of questions. What do you feed them when they are new born and do you keep feeding them the same food until they are fully grown? Also what temperature do you keep the water at on your brooder? Thank you in advance.

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