Moving parent birds

Moving the breeders to new ground June 2014

Another reason why Dad wants a tractor.  A cold and frosty morning at the end of June and the boys are preparing to move a breeding pen of birds onto fresh ground. Our parent birds are managed differently to the birds that we grow for the table.  This is one of our prototype mobile breeder pens: it has two stories, the top one is fitted with plastic breeder slats, and a hanging bell drinker connected to the watering pipe below the roof.  After training, the birds move freely up and down and out into their larger fenced forage area.  The birds camp on the slats in the top level and their nest boxes are attached down the bottom at the back (here the nest boxes have been removed in preparation for the shift).

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