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Plucking feathers?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by cheyfrie26, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. cheyfrie26

    cheyfrie26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone did this to their homers? How would I correctly do this. Is it easy. Does it hurt the bird? How long does it take for them to grow back?
     
  2. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. Cut them and allow them to dry for 2 weeks before plucking. The feathers will be dried out and won't hurt the bird.
     
  3. cheyfrie26

    cheyfrie26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long until they grow back?
     
  4. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4-6 weeks I think.
     
  5. cheyfrie26

    cheyfrie26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks ma'am.
     
  6. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what is plucking feathers? haha im just stupid :p
     
  7. cheyfrie26

    cheyfrie26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pulling feathers.
     
  8. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    why do you do that?
     
  9. cheyfrie26

    cheyfrie26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So homers can't fly to their old homes.
     
  10. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH! [​IMG] i might try this...
     

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