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help -- pen raised birds fly away #8367884 08/29/21 07:05 PM
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Short version of the story ------ let out some pen raised birds for my dog to work --- they flew off ---------- about 400 yds across a fence --- is there some trick to keep this from happening ?? I"ve never used pen raised birds before.

Re: help -- pen raised birds fly away [Re: booskay] #8368045 08/29/21 10:04 PM
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Get or make a recall pen. Keep some in the pen with a recall door they can walk back in the pen with out getting back out.


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Re: help -- pen raised birds fly away [Re: Michael Wilson] #8368273 08/30/21 12:58 AM
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You can spin their head and plant them.

Re: help -- pen raised birds fly away [Re: booskay] #8368322 08/30/21 01:32 AM
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Re: help -- pen raised birds fly away [Re: booskay] #8368344 08/30/21 01:50 AM
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Thanks for the tips guys.

Re: help -- pen raised birds fly away [Re: booskay] #8368601 08/30/21 11:48 AM
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All good advice. Use them one at a time and put a ribbon in them if they are not yet trained for recall.


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Re: help -- pen raised birds fly away [Re: booskay] #8368668 08/30/21 12:59 PM
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Dizzy them first.

Re: help -- pen raised birds fly away [Re: booskay] #8369153 08/30/21 07:34 PM
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If I’m going to be running the dog on them right after planting, I put them to sleep.
If they are still sound asleep when your flushing, use the toe of your boot kind of like kicking a football. Just not as hard.
If it’s going to be a little later, I slightly dizzy them, and toss them into heavy cover.



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I'm glad there strong flyers. up
Build you a call back cage.

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All good advice,,,, thanks to all.

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Quail? Recall pen is the way to go but you need to keep it stationary and the birds need to live in it for around a week before their first release.

Pigeon? They either need to be homers or you have to tie some weight or cardboard to their legs.

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Originally Posted by Michael Wilson
Get or make a recall pen. Keep some in the pen with a recall door they can walk back in the pen with out getting back out.


A recall pen is the way to go.


I never spin them when I let them out.
I want them to move around. I want the dog to use her abilities to find them.


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