Pinioning Quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Peep boy, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. Peep boy

    Peep boy Songster

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    Hello! I have a question for you all. This may be a stupid question, but does pinioning quail prevent them from boinking? I have considered trying this but I don’t want to go through the process unless it works. My concern is they still would be able to fly because the actual wing is used for lift as opposed to the flight feathers (think helicopter vs airplane). If anyone has experience, I’d love to hear it!
     
  2. Peep boy

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    I have a secure pen they could live in if it kept them from boinking.
     
  3. How high is the roof? There is only really a concern if the roof is high enough that they can get some speed while also low enough that they can reach the roof. Anything lower is fine since they cant get enough speed to hurt themselves, or high enough that they lose their speed and don't even boink at all. Usually if the roof is less than about 12 inches you are fine, and if it is more than about 5 feet, you are also fine.
     
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  4. Peep boy

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    The roof is about three feet. I was wondering if pinioning would prevent this. Any thoughts?
     

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