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Nothing fancy really. I keep them spread out all over the place, wherever I can and where they are safe from fighting and possible sour crop problems. I keep the extra cocks and hens separated in small lofts of their own. I keep the breeders in large individual cages, one pair per cage. When they aren't breeding I keep my best birds separate from the others in small individual cages. In the summer when it's so hot here, I keep them inside in my large fish room so there will no danger of sour crop. I live in the desert of Arizona and in the summer it's very hot and dry at 100 F plus every day, which causes them to over drink. This way the temp is controlled to around 80 and the humidity is brought up.

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Yea i see your point on the heat ...i was thinking that would be an issue for you , even more so now that youve told me your location is Arizona , so i understand your need to house the birds in your home with the aircon to keep the tempreture down.

Yea sourcrop seems to be a real big issue with Gaditanos and the larger cropper breeds ...ive lost many a good Ghent to this myself ....Ive only just recently started a new feeding regime , where i have changed my feeding mixture to one of smaller seeds ect , and keep the feeders full at all times so they dont gorge on the food ...There is somwhat a marginal waste doing this with food dropping threw the floor grills , but i feel id rather have some waste than sour croped birds ..so its worth it in the long run.
I would love to see some more pictures of your birds or a little video if thats possible Alan

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