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Andy123
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When I went to shut the birds up after feeding I noticed an extra pigeon in the young bird loft. I thought to start with that a red 2 year old cock that I have in the old bird loft had gone in to the young bird loft. I went to pick it up and realised that it was a yearling hen. Actually a daughter of the red cock. I had lost her from the CSCFC Coutances YB race last August. She is the first one I’ve had back out of 10 sent to that race. She is in good condition but her flight and tail feathers are all looking a mess. So I would say that she’s been out all winter. Whether she’s been over this side of the channel or not who knows. It has been a lovely afternoon. I won’t race her now this year and just let her moult through. Always surprises you when one turns up after months out. 


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Marvels me where they go for months then suddenly turn up, glad she home and hope she returns to normal asap


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I’d say she as been in ,could of been bred out of then thrown out ,


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Posted by: @killer

I’d say she as been in ,could of been bred out of then thrown out ,

It’s the state of the feathers that would suggest to me that she has been out Killer. 


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Good news, Andy. 

 

Regards

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On a less happy note, I had one back today, too.

Been out for a week, I thought the falcon had got it it. 

He has been ripped up the neck, but fortunately the crop has not been torn. 

Sadly it looks like he has a broken wing. So he can't have been far away. Poor thing. My wife found him with one of the cats about to pounce him.

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I gave him a wash in a warm Dettol solution, and put him in his box. 

Regards

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Posted by: @murray

On a less happy note, I had one back today, too.

Been out for a week, I thought the falcon had got it it. 

He has been ripped up the neck, but fortunately the crop has not been torn. 

Sadly it looks like he has a broken wing. So he can't have been far away. Poor thing. My wife found him with one of the cats about to pounce him.

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I gave him a wash in a warm Dettol solution, and put him in his box. 

He is one lucky bird Murray. Hope he manages to survive. 


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This is the hen that returned yesterday. 

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This is my reasoning for thinking she has probably been out. The flight feathers are all weather beaten. 

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I have a yearling cock in the young bird loft with the youngsters that wouldn’t take a nest box in the old bird loft and prefers to be in the young bird loft. There aren’t any spare boxes in the old bird loft at present so have just left him in with the youngsters. 

Well he was happy to see the red hen arrive and she has certainly already made herself at home. This is them this morning lol. 

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Yes, Andy, that pigeon has flown a million miles.

If only we knew where they had been. 

That hen has earned the 10 points for a perch, that's for sure!

Regards

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would the vent give you a clue were it may have been Andy


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would the vent give you a clue were it may have been Andy

In what way George? 


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would the vent give you a clue were it may have been Andy

In what way George? 

if not laid it  may be tight  just a thought


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Posted by: @murray

On a less happy note, I had one back today, too.

Been out for a week, I thought the falcon had got it it. 

He has been ripped up the neck, but fortunately the crop has not been torn. 

Sadly it looks like he has a broken wing. So he can't have been far away. Poor thing. My wife found him with one of the cats about to pounce him.

[attach]5991[/attach]

 

I gave him a wash in a warm Dettol solution, and put him in his box. 

Hope he recovers well mate

 


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would the vent give you a clue were it may have been Andy

In what way George? 

if not laid it  may be tight  just a thought

The vent is tight on her George. 


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just me but I don't think she has been bred off


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