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training birds

Post by penny girl » Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:45 pm

hello all, buried in snow right now.i had a question about keeping birds for training .i am getting some quail soon .what negative affect will this cause having birds and puppies in the same yard?i certainly do not want to cause any sort of problem.do dogs maybe not be as excited if scent is there for them all the time?i am new to the forum any replies will be greatly appreciated.

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Re: training birds

Post by topher40 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:01 pm

I raise 8-10 thousand birds a year about a hundred yards from my kennels. Never seen any decrease in desire. :wink:
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Re: training birds

Post by 3Britts » Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:15 pm

The only problem that I can see is if the quail start getting out and the dogs begin catching them.
That being said, I keep my training birds about 10 feet across the fence from my dogs/puppies and have never seen a loss of birdiness.

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Re: training birds

Post by ezzy333 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:22 pm

I really think if there is a difference the younger pup increase their desire to find them. But not a problem.

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Re: training birds

Post by Sprig » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:29 am

my birds are about 10 feet from the end of the row of dog kennels. if anything, i have seen dogs get tons of desire from being so close to the birds. just dont let them get out where the dog can catch them. starring at the all day isnt bad for them, actually a good thing because it increases the dog's desire but if the little buggars are close to the dog and they get out, that could be a problem if he is able to catch them.

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Re: training birds

Post by crazyboy » Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:38 pm

What would the advantage be compared to homing pigeons?

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Re: training birds

Post by 3Britts » Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:44 pm

Bobwhites taste better in the fall when I get the dogs out hunting. :D

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Post by birddog1968 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:42 pm

Only thing bad about it is if you have a high drive dog it can help develop some bad kennel manners....the dogs ramped up all the time jumping barking and poo stomping.
The second kick from a mule is of very little educational value - from Wing and Shot.

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Re: training birds

Post by K9luke » Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:03 pm

crazyboy wrote:What would the advantage be compared to homing pigeons?
If your training/bird release area is close to home and you can easily recall quail without carting a recall pen every time you train and having to go back and get it after they have sufficient time to recall then I would prefer quail.
If your training/bird release area is a distance from home then homing pigeons are much more convenient and less time consuming.

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Re: training birds

Post by crazyboy » Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:21 pm

Makes sense. I just assumed keeping a couple pigeons would be cheaper than paying a few bucks for every quail you lunch. Can't recall them or restrain them quail here :roll:

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