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having a number of different reasons for my breeding season not going as planned. I also had hens not feeding the chicks I even had one hen eating the eggs, although grit was available for her in the cage. I also had some hens leave the eggs for no apparent reason. So Why? Well that is why we are in the hobby, if it was easy and plain sailing every year we would not enjoy it but it is still very frustrating when it is you!

But although it has been a frustrating breeding season I have still bred some birds which hopefully will turn out worthy of putting on the show bench. I have bred a few Blue Lizards not as many as I would have liked but I have a few to show at the Show in October hopefully.

But my main success has been with my Fiorino Frill’s which I introduced into my bird room a few years ago. I only keep three pairs and my aim is to breed one round and use them as

I spoke to other breeders who were also having problems, but they could seem to pin point their problem down to one reason, for me it was not so easy. I was having a number of different reasons for my breeding season not going as planned.

feeders for my Lizards. As I find them very good feeders. I had brought in a variegated white hen from Mrs Bhorn Bolton and had high hopes for this bird it had come from stock that I had sold her, which she had been successful with on the show bench. This bird did do very well raising 4 in the first round 3 in the second and 3 in the third and in every round she laid 5 eggs and hatched all 5 although she never raised all 5 I still feel this is a successful story so it’s not all bad news this year. Which makes me even more

frustrated with my Lizards! Well what I need to do now is look

forward to the 2015 breeding season and a bumper year fingers crossed.


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