The two birds I caponized for a friend went home yesterday. They were both eating and drinking normally, and both had good strong scabs formed after just one day. I used a spritz of Vetricin on each incision. I did not stitch any of the incisions. I'd pulled the skin to one side before making the incision so that when the skin was released, the two openings would not be aligned. I'll update their progress as I get news from the owner.