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Old 11-08-2017, 02:15 PM
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Default Re: Flicker Male parent Peregrine x Prairie Falcon

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Flicker is being caught and tethered later this evening.

I've been cutting his weight in the pen but I don't know what he may weigh later on - I guess about 1lb 4oz and wild as ever...

He had the first primary on each wing not dropped. But I think he's completely moulted other than that.

I've just brought some harkers coxitab to give immediately for prevention and I've changed all the sand and carpet in his weathering.
Hi Terry,

Good to hear that Flicker will be back on the scene shortly. I take it the last remaining primaries will drop when he comes out of the pen? What is coxitab?

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Old 11-08-2017, 06:47 PM
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Hi Terry,

Good to hear that Flicker will be back on the scene shortly. I take it the last remaining primaries will drop when he comes out of the pen? What is coxitab?

Kind Regards,

Bradley
Hello Bradley

Yes I expect he'll drop the last feathers shortly as in previous years. But they are slow to grow down when he's cut for flying.

Coxitab is a weak preventative for pigeons to cure coccidosis.

There are more effective cures such as Baycox. But they are quite harsh on the falcon.

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Old 11-08-2017, 07:17 PM
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Just been trying to get Flicker alone with food.

No chance ! He's hungry and smacking his lips at my dead dove. But wouldn't come to my hand.

I need help to catch him tomorrow.

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Managed to pick him up from the block with food this evening.
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Hello

Caught him up on Sunday morning and left him on block hooded until the next morning. Then left him bare headed in the weathering til this evening - he was about 1lb 6 3/4oz when I caught him but maybe had some food in him ? I've tried to pick him up the past two evenings but he wouldn't have it. Terrified, bating off block and screaming before I even got to the pen door whilst plucking a pigeon for him to see as I slowly approach him. He's seven now and he knows this routine. He's frightened of me. Our relationship is purely hunger based even after all this time. He wouldn't sit on my fist if I scooped him up so I let him be.

This evening he still bated away but he was interested in me plucking the bird for him. He bated away before I could unbolt the door and i still had to scoop him up but he immediately fed from the pigeon a few beak fulls whilst I untied him. Then he was rock steady whilst I walked him down garden and indoors. He's a funny little bird. He was 1lb 4 1/4oz

I mite spayed him, greased up his anklets, cut his beak tip off, fed him 2oz of pigeon with 2 harkers coxi tabs hidden.

He's dropped all his feathers I think - I haven't pulled him about too much to see.

I daren't...lol

I put him back in pen at 10pm with a bath ready for tomorrow.

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