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Re: Lets try again... Some Gaditanos Flying


Well I misspoke it was a peregrine falcon....even worse. Yeah not sure why I let them out.
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Yeah, I'm not really flying right now. Only my white homers are flying. Everybody else is grounded to their lofts.

I had hawks attacking my dove breeder cages a couple weeks ago. 1/4 wire & they wouldn't stop even so all they could was get their claws in. It was not a great turn out. The doves all survived but three of them did get sliced ,one was along the throat. I thought for sure that one was goner.

I don't think I'll let my Gads fly like I do my Homers, ever! I know each of my Gads personally it would be like losing part of the family. My homers are packed with muscle and tough in a different way if you know what I mean. They don't bond like a Gad either.

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Thats the problem with me Brandy, they are pets. I do have a large flight at my nursery where I keep my Jiennense and Granadinos. They have alot of room to fly and display. But it is still not the same as free flight. I have even had Bald Eagles eat my Indian Runner ducks. Had to give up on ducks and just keep Geese now. Mike
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My biggest problem use to be coyotes & the neighbor's dogs. I got a big dog for the yard. He solved the coyote problem & even chases hawks out of the yard. He's a great dog, but he will occasionally get one of my birds, so I keep a small air soft on me when I'm feeding my birds as he escorts me the whole time. When I see him licking his chops ( he will even drool) he gets a pop in his tush. It seems to be working.

As for the neighbor's dogs , that was a nightmare, the dogs could climb my fence and of course the neighbors didn't think too much about it. I finally told them if their dogs were going to keep coming in, I was going to charge them for my loses, which was already in the $100s since they were killing my show stock poultry. The dogs got new homes.

I don't think I could deal with all the wild life I hear some people talk about, like snakes, raccoons, bears, birds of prey, mtn. lions, ect. I get off pretty easy and am very thankful!!! The whole reason I moved to the boonies was so I could have more land & have our little bird farm. My fence & dog seems to keep most stuff out. I can usually figure out hawk patterns by my homers. All animals, but the dog get locked up every night since it's a big yard for him to patrol.

I had a friend who had to cage up all her ducks because the ravens started coming in and killing them. I never knew ravens went after live stuff. I always think of them as scavengers of dead stuff.

Mike, what kind of geese do you keep? We have Sebastopols. I love their curls & they are so sweet for being geese! emoticon

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Hi Brandee - I keep a pair of Embden and a pair of Toulose around as watch dogs at the nursery. My wife has Aracauna chickens. They are 8 years old and still laying. She keeps Ring doves in many colors and also has Voorburgs. I have the Spanish Pouters, Catalonian Tumblers and Valencian Figuritas.
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great pics and the birds ar AWESOME!!! emoticon
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Geese are great watch dogs! I had a goose make me see stars once, I guess I shouldn't have been messing with her nest!

Are your wife's Aracaunas the true rumpless? Those are hard to find! I love the color of their eggs!!!! I keep Ameraucanas solely for the egg color. Well & to eat the eggs. emoticon I only have 2 other standard egg laying hens. All our other chickens are raised for show.

We also keep doves, white homers, Mindians Frillbacks, banty cochins, rosecombs & silkies & few misc pigeon breeds. The farm is full with birds, I need to get thru the molt & get some sold! emoticon


Thanks Paul!


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Brandee -
I think they really are Ameracauna's, but they are the bearded type.
Mike
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