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Post by wid » Sat Sep 08 2018 15:56

Just picked her up at 20 weeks old, female red tail, bred by a friend of mine in Manchester, she's just under 3 lb so is a nice size, well pleased with her.

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Re: Sheb

Post by Happy Hayes » Mon Sep 10 2018 08:01

Silly question Wid
But how long before you can fly her .

Another silly question
What stops her just flying away from you
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Post by cookiesdaughtersdad » Mon Sep 10 2018 09:10

wid wrote:
Just picked her up at 20 weeks old, female red tail, bred by a friend of mine in Manchester, she's just under 3 lb so is a nice size, well pleased with her.
B E A Utiful :thumbs:

Cheers Alan
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Post by wid » Mon Sep 10 2018 09:54

Happy Hayes wrote:
Silly question Wid
But how long before you can fly her .

Another silly question
What stops her just flying away from you
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Hopefully she should be flying free in about 4/5 weeks time and entered on game shortly after, it's all about weight control so basically she will stay with me because she knows I have her food, in time as we bond she will start to look at me as her hunting partner and that me and the ferrits provide her with chases on rabbits. She will also be coming to work with me clearing pigeons from a couple of local factories

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Re: Sheb

Post by wid » Mon Sep 10 2018 09:56

cookiesdaughtersdad wrote:
wid wrote:
Just picked her up at 20 weeks old, female red tail, bred by a friend of mine in Manchester, she's just under 3 lb so is a nice size, well pleased with her.
B E A Utiful :thumbs:

Cheers Alan
Thanks alan

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Post by Happy Hayes » Mon Sep 10 2018 10:45

wid wrote:
Happy Hayes wrote:
Silly question Wid
But how long before you can fly her .

Another silly question
What stops her just flying away from you
Regards
Tom
Hopefully she should be flying free in about 4/5 weeks time and entered on game shortly after, it's all about weight control so basically she will stay with me because she knows I have her food, in time as we bond she will start to look at me as her hunting partner and that me and the ferrits provide her with chases on rabbits. She will also be coming to work with me clearing pigeons from a couple of local factories
So that’s the secret,
Questions answered
Enjoy
Cheers Wid
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Post by cookiesdaughtersdad » Mon Sep 10 2018 12:21

wid wrote:
cookiesdaughtersdad wrote:
wid wrote:
Just picked her up at 20 weeks old, female red tail, bred by a friend of mine in Manchester, she's just under 3 lb so is a nice size, well pleased with her.
B E A Utiful :thumbs:

Cheers Alan
Thanks alan
Its something I have thought about getting into for a while but I must be able to afford the time so as to do it properly, I have always loved birds.
A chap I just went to France fishing with has about 6 birds including goshawks and a merlin and before we left I was lucky enough to say hello to them :thumbs:
In the past he has had golden eagles and such like!
I hope I didn't bore him too much asking about them :red: :laughs:

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Post by wid » Tue Sep 11 2018 16:10

Hopefully you will take the plunge and get yourself a bird Alan, I garante you won't regret it, this is my fifth bird and probably my last as I turned 50 this year and the birds can live over 30yrs in captivity.

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Post by colinb » Sun Sep 23 2018 00:27

Alan, I can find you plenty of Doves for your bird to prey on, so hurry up and get started. A Goshawk would be great, perhaps clear out a few cats as well

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Re: Sheb

Post by wid » Wed Sep 26 2018 18:35

She's coming on well

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Post by Ben » Wed Sep 26 2018 23:35

What a beautiful creature

May I ask how much you paid?
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Post by cookiesdaughtersdad » Thu Sep 27 2018 06:31

wid wrote:
Hopefully you will take the plunge and get yourself a bird Alan, I garante you won't regret it, this is my fifth bird and probably my last as I turned 50 this year and the birds can live over 30yrs in captivity.
Sorry missed this post Wid, I'm 51 very soon but my main thing agaist getting one is the time you would have to guarantee to put in so in a trypical week, what hours and why do you put into keeping a bird "properly"?
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Alan, I can find you plenty of Doves for your bird to prey on, so hurry up and get started. A Goshawk would be great, perhaps clear out a few cats as well
"perhaps clear out a few cats as well"

You just wait till I tell Dawn on you! :afraid: :laughs:

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Post by wid » Thu Sep 27 2018 18:47

Ben wrote:
What a beautiful creature

May I ask how much you paid?
Thanks Ben, I paid £400 for her mates rates as I've known the guy that bred her for a number of years, the females usually go for £450-£ 600 males £350-£450

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Post by wid » Thu Sep 27 2018 19:00

cookiesdaughtersdad wrote:
wid wrote:
Hopefully you will take the plunge and get yourself a bird Alan, I garante you won't regret it, this is my fifth bird and probably my last as I turned 50 this year and the birds can live over 30yrs in captivity.
Sorry missed this post Wid, I'm 51 very soon but my main thing agaist getting one is the time you would have to guarantee to put in so in a trypical week, what hours and why do you put into keeping a bird "properly"?
colinb wrote:
Alan, I can find you plenty of Doves for your bird to prey on, so hurry up and get started. A Goshawk would be great, perhaps clear out a few cats as well
"perhaps clear out a few cats as well"

You just wait till I tell Dawn on you! :afraid: :laughs:

Cheers Alan
At the moment alan I'm spending 4-5 hours a day with her going for long walks through the fields and down lanes exposing her to everything that she will encounter in her life, cars, dogs, people etc. The trust is growing now, she's happy for me to touch her feet and beak and she's feeding confidently off the glove, hopefully this wkend she will fly short distances on a line perch to glove and by next wkend she will be flying free, all been well she will then be coming to work with me 3 days a week

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Post by cookiesdaughtersdad » Fri Sep 28 2018 07:11

wid wrote:
cookiesdaughtersdad wrote:
wid wrote:
Hopefully you will take the plunge and get yourself a bird Alan, I garante you won't regret it, this is my fifth bird and probably my last as I turned 50 this year and the birds can live over 30yrs in captivity.
Sorry missed this post Wid, I'm 51 very soon but my main thing agaist getting one is the time you would have to guarantee to put in so in a trypical week, what hours and why do you put into keeping a bird "properly"?
colinb wrote:
Alan, I can find you plenty of Doves for your bird to prey on, so hurry up and get started. A Goshawk would be great, perhaps clear out a few cats as well
"perhaps clear out a few cats as well"

You just wait till I tell Dawn on you! :afraid: :laughs:

Cheers Alan
At the moment alan I'm spending 4-5 hours a day with her going for long walks through the fields and down lanes exposing her to everything that she will encounter in her life, cars, dogs, people etc. The trust is growing now, she's happy for me to touch her feet and beak and she's feeding confidently off the glove, hopefully this wkend she will fly short distances on a line perch to glove and by next wkend she will be flying free, all been well she will then be coming to work with me 3 days a week
At around £400 a bird I may get half a dozen or so but at 4-5 hours of personal tine per day, I might not!
My mate said that at times he doesn't need to put much time in but I get the impression that like dog and cat owners, some are better than others!
Still it would have been nice to have one one day and we cant have it all!

Cheers Alan
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