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Re: Quaker proven pair wanted

Posted by LindaC in OK on 6/16/06
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    For myself it has always been for the love of the birds. I have given
    away more birds than I've ever sold. There certainly has been no overall
    profit but the little bits I did make when a baby was sold went back in to
    help buy food of all sorts.

    My aviary alone cost about $9,000 and I knew I would never recoup that
    amount. IF my blue and split to blue had cooperated I might have seen
    daylight but quakers will mate and lay eggs for production ONLY on their
    terms. I had it in my mind the breeders would enjoy the outside thus my
    design with 5 smaller flights on one side and 2 larger on the other.
    There is a/c for summer and heater for winter. Didn't know I would have
    health issues that would prevent me from continuing of course. One day my
    daughter will take the birds to her house and that will leave an empty
    spot in my heart although I can see them often.

    Anyway as Dave said get yourself 2 unrelated babys, raise them as healthy
    pets then it's okay to put them together when they are both 2 years old.
    Up until that time they are building calcium to their system and it's not
    fair to deplete that for them to make eggs. They won't stay pets even
    when not in breeding phase but you would know they are healthy. You have
    to remember there is no guarantee any 2 birds will like each other even if
    raised together.

    Birdies are all asleep for the night so time for me to get some dinner.
    It's late I know and it works for me.

    nite all,

    LindaC

    Oh I started out with birds in the house, then a few in an old aviary but
    just had to get more. lol MBS = Multiple Bird Syndrome is a disease I
    want you to know.