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Old 11-09-2014, 06:27 AM
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Default Re: Coping Please help!

Does anyone use frozen food ( I certainly dont) and sit the bird under a sprinkler for long lengths of time, as an aid to keep the beak in shape

It seems to be common practice in America.
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Old 11-09-2014, 07:11 PM
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Default Re: Coping Please help!

For what its worth I regularly give my FHH turkey necks. I first cut a fair bit of meat off and use that for tidbits. The bones are too big to swallow and she will pick them cleaner than ants on an ant hill.
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Old 11-09-2014, 10:04 PM
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Water softens the outer layers
Does it have to be rain water, as she has access to fresh water every day within her bath and bathes daily?
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Old 12-09-2014, 06:25 AM
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I use turkey head and necks through the moult alongside a varied diet, very little doc's and not had to cope for 2 seasons.
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Old 12-09-2014, 07:40 AM
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From what I've encounterd working with many birds of prey for many years, once you start coping you'll usually have to do it several times even if you have started giving them food that requires them to work at the bone thereby wearing it down before its no longer needed.
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Old 11-10-2016, 08:10 AM
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Dear all

have a slight damage to my birds beak, have upped the calcium and he always has vitamin supplements, his either done it when eating some quail but his feed on the glove and would like to have thought I would have noticed it, or his done it on his anklet or swivel but never seen him do this?

if you have any further ideas to help I would appreciate it as never had beak damage before

thanks in advance
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Old 11-10-2016, 10:00 AM
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Default Re: Coping Please help!

Dagger, had something similar with a lanner I worked with. What stopped its progression was applying betadine daily with an cotton earbud. Vet wasn't able to ascertain cause
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Old 11-10-2016, 10:05 AM
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Cheers trainer will start that asap


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Old 11-10-2016, 10:12 AM
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Just a thin coat on the outside, should be back to normal in a few weeks. Maybe take a photo every day or 2 to monitor. Hope it goes well
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