OMG IS THERE any other free flying species of bird other then

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by animals1981, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. animals1981

    animals1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pigeons and waterfowl?

    There must be some common pet birds we can keep and let out to fly other then these and chickens? Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh its driving me crazyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy


    u would think the world is full of millions of bird species these birds wouldnt be the only birds we can let out?


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  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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  3. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * I know several people who let their parrotoid species pets out for brief jaunts. ( Uh, with their wings partly clipped if they expect them back, of course.)
     
  4. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:A million bird species?!?! Cool, just a little more than most scientist assessments of 10,000. [​IMG]

    Unless you are to wing trim or pinion, short answer is no. Keep in mind that your chickens, pigeons, and ducks that are allowed to free-range and be full-winged are long domesticated.

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  5. animals1981

    animals1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what about canada geese, mallard ducks, silver pheasants, reeves and peafowl? They seem to stick around? and are wild birds?
     
  6. birdnutz

    birdnutz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Guineas,doves and quail. I'd be careful having parrots around chickens.It can become expensive to treat a parrot if it catches something from the chickens. We do have a little sun conure that loves to go outside though.
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  7. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    I would advise against letting quail just free range. I've read some who have done or do do it, but it's a risk. Quail (like coturnix and button quail) aren't meant to be out of a caged environment....button quail will dash away to safety and avoid humans if they get loose outside (know from experience...luckily i caught them---had their wings clipped so it was a matter of keepign an eye on them and grabbing them when they thought they were hidden). Coturnix quail however friendly, I would never let mine loose....they can get scared just like any other quail and want to flea. Might stay around for a few days or more, but will probably become breakfast to some hungry wild animal, or just roam away.

    Most people release quail for hunting (the quail run off into perferably a field and hide)...not for pet flocking in the yard [​IMG].
     
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  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:The only one I know about is the canadian geese. A friend of mine has some, and they all had their wings clipped as babies, so they couldn't fly. There is a way to do it so they don't grow back. She also has, or has had, pheasants, but these she kept in a pen. I don't think peafowl can fly all that well, but I could be wrong. But I have been told that they will wander off.
     
  9. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:The only one I know about is the canadian geese. A friend of mine has some, and they all had their wings clipped as babies, so they couldn't fly. There is a way to do it so they don't grow back. She also has, or has had, pheasants, but these she kept in a pen. I don't think peafowl can fly all that well, but I could be wrong. But I have been told that they will wander off.

    Guess you never see peachick, they hatch with wing flight feathers and can flyat 2 weeks, many new breeders lose their peafowl when they try breakig them to free range. They also roost 30 ft. in trees.

    Read years ago down south guy had a free ranging flock of the little grass parakeets.
     
  10. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:The only one I know about is the canadian geese. A friend of mine has some, and they all had their wings clipped as babies, so they couldn't fly. There is a way to do it so they don't grow back. She also has, or has had, pheasants, but these she kept in a pen. I don't think peafowl can fly all that well, but I could be wrong. But I have been told that they will wander off.

    Guess you never see peachick, they hatch with wing flight feathers and can flyat 2 weeks, many new breeders lose their peafowl when they try breakig them to free range. They also roost 30 ft. in trees.

    Read years ago down south guy had a free ranging flock of the little grass parakeets.

    That's why I said I coudl be wrong, wasn't sure about peafowl. My son watches zoboomafoo on PBS all the time, and that's what they said [​IMG]
    Guess PBS isn't the greatest after all...
     

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