Nightingales are beautiful songstresses and are relatively easy to care for. However, to ensure that the nightingale is taken care of in the best conditions, healthy growth and development, and a good song. We invite you to take a moment to watch the technique of raising nightingales at the bottom of the article.
Method of selecting male nightingale
The male and female cockles have the same color and similar body shape, so it is difficult to distinguish them. So in the artisan world there is a saying: “The nightingale doesn’t sing, the fairies are hard to know!”. To distinguish between male and female nightingales, ordinary hens only have to “observe” their song. Some people believe that the bird with black feathers, with a clear striped pattern on the back and breast is a male, if not clearly a female. And there are also some comments, as follows:
The male body is bigger and longer than the female
- The head of the male is large and wide, the head of the female is narrow on both sides, round and small.
- The drumstick’s legs are sturdy and big.
- The lump on the hind toe of the male is larger.
Thus, an excellent nightingale must meet the following criteria:
- The long beak is slightly curved.
- “You” are like a long and symmetrical thread.
- The eyes and beak are in the same line.
- The tip of the hair shaft is close but thin (fluffy).
- The stripes of the feathers should be straight.
- The eyes are deep and bright.
- Large head, long shape.
- Long beak, high legs, chirping sound.
- In the cage, from the bridge (north of the cage) the bird jumps up and down, the bird’s body is always kept straight (the belly must not be close to the bottom of the cage), the body is not touched the bridge.
How to take care of nightingale
When catching the chicks from the nest, it is usually about 15 days after the bird hatches, when the new bird is strong. Need to pay attention, in the morning need to feed the birds with an abundant amount of food, the chicks are full, the body is healthy. If overnight, when the weather changes cold, there is a shortage of wild food, the parents find it difficult to find prey, so the chicks are easily weak and emaciated, affecting domestication. by looking at the parent bird’s drawn retriever direction. In addition, you can look at the canopy of trees and bushes scattered with bird droppings to find bird nests.
After finding the nest, the breeder needs to select the male in the nest and leave their nest alone. You should choose a child with a large body, a raised beak, wide nostrils, and high nose bridge. The rest of the birds should be left alone, should not stir the nest or disturb the branches of bushes around the nest, must be careful to keep the original condition, wait a few days, then come back to catch.
Before catching the birds from the nest, the owner should prepare delicious food for the chicks, after catching the chicks, they should put the chicks on dry grass lining the bottom of the cage. Please keep the temperature warm, on the way back need to avoid rain to wet the baby bird.
After selecting a male in the nest of chicks, feeding them mixed food, during the time when the birds are growing villi and down, they need a food mixture as follows:
- Bean or soybean meal: 2g.
- Boiled egg yolk: 3g.
- Green vegetables: 2g.
- Pureed fresh fish meat (fish meal, lean meat): 3g.
All 4 things mixed with enough water to form a paste.
At the stage when the bird has grown “full feathers”, it is not until the second year that the bird has a new body and strength to grow. This period must add minerals to the bird from pureed eggshells or bone meal.
In addition, it is necessary to feed more insects such as: Acacia worms (worms that eat rice), locusts, grasshoppers …
Techniques for taking care of nightingale during the molting season
In the moulting period, the eyelashes have a weak posture, the tail lacks flexibility, do not like to sing, the hair falls out, the look is dull. Next comes the time of the eyelashes after the moult, the spirit becomes excited, covered with shiny new coats of hair, they sing loudly. Therefore, farmers can compare the difference of two development periods, according to their survival laws.
Before moulting, the eyelashes show their aggressive or weak nature, lack of nutrition, do not like to sing…so after moulting, their inherent weaknesses are temporarily hidden. Therefore, breeders should select the eyelashes before the molting season to easily appreciate their true nature. Other types of birds also share the same development advantages and disadvantages as the nightingale. Some birds that start summer leave their nests called “spring birds”, large and strong bodies are clearly visible. But when they leave their nests after autumn, the so-called “autumn birds” are sickly small children, the comparison is different.
The broodstock raised in cages have early molts and late molts. For children who change early, usually from the 7th lunar month is the beginning of the change, and for children who are late, it is the end of the year.
Pure brocade molluscs molt earlier and more stably than carpentry (pai) cilia. To take care of the molting nightingale, there are many ways, for example, that some current breeders need to know:
Signs that a bird is about to molt are: When the nightingale is about to molt, the feathers begin to die, manage and call, many birds also feel like burning feathers, when stretching the wings, the wing feathers are mixed with the color of dried banana leaves. Therefore, we need to take care of the bird more carefully (some people do the opposite when the bird has moulted to take good care of it, as if the bird will take a long time to float and the moulting process will be long and irregular).
As for normal bird food, people raising nightingales with egg bran or egg corn, just feed the birds with bran at the ratio of 3-4 chicken egg yolks/1 ounce of stork bran (or corn), can take add whites. At this time, it is necessary to strengthen the fresh bait of grasshoppers or crickets, the reinforcement here I only note is regular and regular.
When raising nightingales, you should train your bird to eat fresh bait, if the bird doesn’t eat, the owner can remove the bran coop and put some fresh bait in the cage, the bird will have to eat, then reassemble. bran container. The nightingale should not be eaten because the bird will have a bunch of feathers and the feathers will be curled when changed.
If conditions permit, you should give the bird a bath in the afternoon so that the bird’s feathers are not completely dry before they go to bed, many people think that this way makes the bird weak, but the nightingale has a high body temperature, so it is not affected. . By doing so, the nightingale loses its feathers very quickly. The nightingale usually molts in sequence from the head feathers, wing feathers, human feathers, tail feathers and hindwing feathers, after each phase sheds the downy feathers, then sheds a new batch.
Moreover, when raising nightingales, the owners can regularly feed the birds with live peanuts. On 1-2 days, peanuts are also eaten to help the birds have a good intestinal tract and smooth feathers. When the mimosa has a complete new plumage, it takes about 1 month for the new feathers to dry completely, at this time the birds start to sing and sing a lot, so let the birds bask in the sun.
We are happy to share with you our standard nightingale farming techniques. You can rely on the content of the article to have the best experience in taking care of nightingales. Thank you for your interest in following the article.