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by sdoliver
Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: First hunt tomorrow
Replies: 14
Views: 4273

Re: First hunt tomorrow

Oh heck no. The little female in my profile usually weighs between 35-38 lbs. I've seen dogs during the hunting season weigh less than that.
by sdoliver
Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: What am I doing wrong. Dam Pigeons
Replies: 47
Views: 20298

Re: What am I doing wrong. Dam Pigeons

I think legally you have to have bands on the quail if you are going to use them.
by sdoliver
Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Do you allow your dogs on the furniture?
Replies: 47
Views: 13779

Re: Do you allow your dogs on the furniture?

Missy is allowed on the couch but only when invited.
by sdoliver
Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Help Id bird
Replies: 15
Views: 5201

Re: Help Id bird

My guess is meadow larks
by sdoliver
Sat Feb 14, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vizsla Breeder Help
Replies: 15
Views: 4839

Re: Vizsla Breeder Help

I know of a couple in Iowa if that is close enough for you.
by sdoliver
Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: pigeons molting
Replies: 11
Views: 2645

Re: pigeons molting

Thanks for the replies. I have started mixing back in the layer pellets and will continue to feed this. They seemed to do well on it. Hopefully they will start nesting soon.
by sdoliver
Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: pigeons molting
Replies: 11
Views: 2645

Re: pigeons molting

Ok I only have 10 birds in an old round building about 12 ft in diameter. I got the corn free from a grain spill so maybe I will mix it with the pellets I have left.
by sdoliver
Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: pigeons molting
Replies: 11
Views: 2645

Re: pigeons molting

Nope no lights. I changed their food from 16% poultry layer pellets to whole kernel corn. Might that be the cause?
by sdoliver
Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: pigeons molting
Replies: 11
Views: 2645

pigeons molting

I live in central Iowa. Is this the right time that my pigeons would be molting? I am seeing a lot of feathers on the ground and some of the birds seem to have lost some feathers off the back of their necks.
by sdoliver
Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: trial hunting ranges
Replies: 148
Views: 30527

Re: trial hunting ranges

It doesn't get much sweeter than to let the dog out of the crate and have her take off up a waterway for 300-400yard then swing over and pick up a fence row and come down it for several hundred yards and meet you and the end of the fence. She has just covered maybe 1000 yards of cover and you have w...
by sdoliver
Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Anyone feed exceed from SAMs club
Replies: 11
Views: 3686

Re: Anyone feed exceed from SAMs club

I normally feed the chicken and rice. On occasion they have been out of the chicken so I bought the lamb and I didn't notice any difference in my dog. Have only had one time that they were out of both and I had to by something else. My dog eats it well and does well on it so I haven't had a reason t...
by sdoliver
Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: atvs and trials
Replies: 34
Views: 5530

Re: atvs and trials

I have started and stopped writing this three times now and have spent about an hour writing this time. I can speak much better than I can write but I hope this makes sense to you guys. Here goes: I am one of those "disabled" trialers. I suffer from a muscular disease that is causing the muscles of ...
by sdoliver
Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: Brags
Topic: Our NAVHDA NA test
Replies: 12
Views: 4243

Re: Our NAVHDA NA test

Great Job!!!! I always enjoy reading your stories and seeing your pics. You have a great way with words and your photography is topnotch.
by sdoliver
Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: feeding young pigeons
Replies: 6
Views: 1119

Re: feeding young pigeons

Not being fully weaned may have been the problem. I feed every evening after work and the young birds seemed to be doing a lot of peeping and chasing the older birds. They would peck around on there own though.
by sdoliver
Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: feeding young pigeons
Replies: 6
Views: 1119

feeding young pigeons

Picked up a few young pigeons this weekend and I told the guy I got them from that I had a couple of young birds die. Seemed to be eating well and then they just got weaker and finally died. He asked what I was feeding and I told him poultry laying crumbles 16% protien. He said he was told that was ...
by sdoliver
Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pigeon ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2350

Re: Pigeon ?

Ezzy How long does the molt usually last? I am in Northeast Iowa. I have 13 birds. Should I expect them to nest yet this fall? Some were given to me as mated pairs about 3 weeks ago.
by sdoliver
Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Are E-Collars really necessary?
Replies: 65
Views: 12648

Re: Are E-Collars really necessary?

I like to think of them as an "aggravation collar" I use a low enough stimulation that it is more like an aggravation than pain. Kind of like that little kid in the back seat saying"Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?" You want to do what ever you can to get him to just shut up . T...
by sdoliver
Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Let's see the pictures of your dogs!
Replies: 48
Views: 16879

Re: Let's see the pictures of your dogs!

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This is my little GSP Charipars Miss Farnaby JH. Hopefully this spring, with a lot of help from my friends, we will try our hand at the field trial game. She has wheels like you wouldn't believe and will stand a bird for forever.
by sdoliver
Thu May 16, 2013 7:26 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Whelping question
Replies: 30
Views: 9408

Re: Whelping question

Great Job!!!!! You will make a great Gramma or aunt or what ever you want to call your self :D
by sdoliver
Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: AKC Hunt Test Apr 27-28
Replies: 0
Views: 539

AKC Hunt Test Apr 27-28

Bird Dogs Unlimited of Eastern Iowa will be holding a Hunt Test at Pleasant Creek Sate Park on Apr 27-28. You can PM me or go to the AKC web site for premiums.
by sdoliver
Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Where there were birds
Replies: 34
Views: 5971

Re: Where there were birds

There are more predators than just yotes. Skunks Coons and Possums raiding nests is probably more detrimental than yotes catching adult birds. Bird dogs are hunting during the day when the birds are awake. Yotes are hunting at night when the birds are bedded down and asleep. I think for the last 4 o...
by sdoliver
Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Show and NAVHDA 2012
Replies: 18
Views: 7410

Re: Show and NAVHDA 2012

From one Eastern Iowan to another "Congratulations Denise and Brandi". I always read your posts because you are able to put in writing exactly what you are trying to say, which to a lot of us is very hard to do. I'm not sure I even wrote this the way I wanted to. :lol: Anyway if I were you I would b...
by sdoliver
Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: How long do you feed puppy food
Replies: 22
Views: 5488

Re: How long do you feed puppy food

X2 Munster I think Ezzy would have a wealth of information for us less experienced dog folks. I would love to spend a few hours with him.
by sdoliver
Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: pigeons not laying
Replies: 12
Views: 1995

pigeons not laying

Any ideas why my homers have quit laying? They started laying early this spring and I had three or four different nests going all at the same time. Went from 8 birds this spring to 20 now but since the last pair of little ones have grown and are flying I have no more active nests. I cant think of an...
by sdoliver
Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Iowa
Replies: 7
Views: 904

Re: Iowa

Dysart , Between Waterloo and Cedar Rapids
by sdoliver
Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Occupations
Replies: 239
Views: 102889

Re: Occupations

Started out as a phone man (put a phone in a ladies kitchen and one in the bedroom , made sure they rang and you could make calls and everyone was happy). Now I am a phone man, internet tech, catv tech, computer tech, underground utility contractor, fiber optic splicer, and a whole lot of jobs I did...
by sdoliver
Mon May 07, 2012 7:29 am
Forum: Training
Topic: No wings on a string ...?
Replies: 16
Views: 2947

Re: No wings on a string ...?

Benilli , Do your yard work. Get your obedience work down pat. If you can get your dog to mind his manners (come when called, whoa, heel ) in the field and in the house then his instincts should take over and the pointing part will come. If the dog has any kind of breeding at all with a few 15 or 20...
by sdoliver
Tue May 01, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NSTRA dog
Replies: 66
Views: 9625

Re: NSTRA dog

First off. I have never ran a dog in a NSTRA trial but it doesn't make sense to me that the dogs learn to track the 4wheeler or horses. Maybe so in the first few braces but when you get to brace 12 or 13 that means the planter (whether on horse back or ATV) and the judges have made at least 36 trips...
by sdoliver
Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: New Junior Hunter
Replies: 4
Views: 973

New Junior Hunter

Charypars Miss Farnaby (My avatar dog ) passed her fourth leg of JH yesterday at Pleasant Creek. Four runs and four passes. Sat was a 9 and 3 8s. Sun a 9 2 8s and a 7. Missy was the talk of the hunt test (some good and some not so good). I was proud as could be because she did some great things. Fou...
by sdoliver
Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Question of the month!
Replies: 15
Views: 3116

Re: Question of the month!

One way that might work to help your pup tell the difference between play time and training time is to use an object that you only use during training time. Maybe a different collar on the pup or you can wear you hunting vest or a certain cap. Maybe a certain time everyday for training. He will soon...
by sdoliver
Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany running away problem
Replies: 11
Views: 2248

Re: Brittany running away problem

Sounds like maybe he is "collar wise" In other words he knows when he doesn't have the collar on there isn't much you can do. Try putting two or three collars on at the same time. Some times only one collar, sometimes three, sometimes none, Keep him confused as to whether he has the real collar on o...
by sdoliver
Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Who doesn't use bird launchers and why?
Replies: 34
Views: 5869

Re: Who doesn't use bird launchers and why?

I use them because i don't have a helper most of the time. I live on 4 acres so I can come home from work and set the launchers out loaded with birds and then get the dog out and work her on them. The kids have all grown and the grandkids aren't quite old enough to be much help.
by sdoliver
Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I hate the name game.......but what do you do for "Q"
Replies: 30
Views: 8094

Re: I hate the name game.......but what do you do for "Q"

I like "Q" also. Easy to say, easy to yell, and doesn't sound like any of the other commands you might use.
by sdoliver
Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mix Breeds?
Replies: 29
Views: 4148

Re: Mix Breeds?

When I was a kid in the late 60's we lived in small town Iowa (real small town Iowa)and we had a liver and white female pointer that get bred my the town brittany. Both dogs were good birdogs. We ended up with a litter of orange and white pointers,liver and white long tailed brittanies and a few sho...
by sdoliver
Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Whats Your Dogs name?
Replies: 59
Views: 8566

Re: Whats Your Dogs name?

GSP named Chocalate Chip (Chip)
GSP named Evening Star (Eve)
Brit named Ritz
Setter named Patch
Brit named Betsy
Rescue GSP named Chance
GSP named Molly
Gsp named Buck
And now a GSP named Miss Farnaby (Missy)