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Old 25-12-2014, 12:57 PM
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I was wondering are kestrels best bred in open or secluded aviaries and reasons thanks.Mel.
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Old 25-12-2014, 01:55 PM
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Open because they are nice to look at and does the birds good to interact. No need for some birds to be in seclusion.
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I bred kestrels for the first time last year they have a nest box inside a shed, I cut a hole in the side of the shed so they have access to an open flight They spend most of the day outside, they even mated outside It all seemed to work perfectly for me. None of the youngsters were screamers as the only time they saw me was when they were capable of getting outside & by then they were feeding themselves, if I can find some pictures I'll put up my aviary.
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Just out of interest hows all your breeding pairs getting on at the minute, mine are really active, lots of head bowing and fronting each other whilst calling.
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I heard my male Kestrel "tick tick ticking" Today.
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I heard my male Kestrel "tick tick ticking" Today.
Mine are a new pairing and are noisy everyday,
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Mine are usually pretty quiet unless there is some form of danger i.e. Spars Red Kites overhead, then they scream loudly. To be fair the only time I hear the Female is whilst mating .



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Food passing and I've seen some copulation but I've not filled there nest boxes up yet
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I bred kestrels for the first time last year they have a nest box inside a shed, I cut a hole in the side of the shed so they have access to an open flight They spend most of the day outside, they even mated outside It all seemed to work perfectly for me. None of the youngsters were screamers as the only time they saw me was when they were capable of getting outside & by then they were feeding themselves, if I can find some pictures I'll put up my aviary.
Do you kessies fight at all,as my female screams at me when i enter aviary male fine.mel.
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Old 28-12-2014, 09:31 AM
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Hi Mel,
No there is no fighting at all, the only time there was any aggression was at the beginning when they would both try & eat the same piece of food, but it wasn't real fighting, just trying to pull the food away. It doesn't happen now as the they've learnt.
The only other time I was worried was over who would sit the eggs,the Male would try & bury himself under the Female & she would do the same.
Here's a picture of the Male & Female sitting the Eggs (There may have been chicks as well) The Female wa sitting first but the Male forced his was under, this time she stayed, laid on top of him.
Http://www.falconryforum.co.uk/attac...1&d=1403619115



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