Do pigoens wing feathers grow back?

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Do pigoens wing feathers grow back?

Post by drake handler » Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:22 pm

Quite a while ago I got some pigoens to train my dog and I trimed all the birds wings so they didnt get away. But now I need birds that can fly farther than I can throw them.
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Re: Do pigoens wing feathers grow back?

Post by Cajun Casey » Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:27 pm

They won't grow back until the birds molt. Then, the clipped feathers will fall out and be replaced by new feathers.
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Re: Do pigoens wing feathers grow back?

Post by ACooper » Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:31 pm

They will molt and the feathers will regrow.

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Re: Do pigoens wing feathers grow back?

Post by drake handler » Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:50 pm

When do they molt?
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Re: Do pigoens wing feathers grow back?

Post by ACooper » Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:00 pm

They should molt sometime between August and October, my birds normally molt around the end of August.

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Re: Do pigoens wing feathers grow back?

Post by ezzy333 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:23 pm

drake handler wrote:Quite a while ago I got some pigoens to train my dog and I trimed all the birds wings so they didnt get away. But now I need birds that can fly farther than I can throw them.
Feathers will start to grow back immediately if you pull them. If you just clip them they won't lose the clipped feather till they molt and then the new will grow back in real quick. Thats true with all birds.

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Re: Do pigoens wing feathers grow back?

Post by 4dabirds » Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:59 pm

next time use rubber bands on their wings up to what would be the elbow. this way you can take them off and they can fly right away.

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Re: Do pigoens wing feathers grow back?

Post by bstranger » Mon May 09, 2011 9:06 pm

Sorry, I am still learning with my first pup. By pigoens do you actually mean actual pigeons or do you mean scented dummies, or quail? I need to get my pup on some live birds and was wondering what the easiest way to do this was.
Thanks for the reply to my nearly ignorant question! :)

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Re: Do pigoens wing feathers grow back?

Post by Cajun Casey » Mon May 09, 2011 9:10 pm

bstranger wrote:Sorry, I am still learning with my first pup. By pigoens do you actually mean actual pigeons or do you mean scented dummies, or quail? I need to get my pup on some live birds and was wondering what the easiest way to do this was.
Thanks for the reply to my nearly ignorant question! :)

Pigeons, like the ones that live on highway overpasses and poop all over the park. You may be able to catch some in a trap or net them off their roosting area, with permission, or you can buy them.
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