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PostSubject: Broken flights   Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:21 pm

I'm well gutted, I checked my team out tonight to make sure their all fit to basket tomorrow. And I've got 2 hocks with broken primary flights and my best cock with he's middle tail feather broken in 2 places.
I've held them over steam to straighten them but they've got kinks in now.
All you need at the start of the season, they must have been fighting. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Broken flights   Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:47 pm

sorry to hear this boosey, have you tried steaming the flights again...? are the flights weakened or just kinked....?

would they bend / break in flight...?
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PostSubject: Re: Broken flights   Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:17 pm

I'm not sure if they will bend in flight, the tail flight is badly linked in 2 places, I've steamed them, I will take another look tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: Broken flights   Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:41 pm

ive heard extreme cases where if they are broken etc they can have replacement flights spliced in and super glued......but this would only be a last resort for me, I suppose it would all depend on how strong they were and if they would bend or break during flight.
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PostSubject: Re: Broken flights   Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:57 am

Boosey wrote:
I'm well gutted, I checked my team out tonight to make sure their all fit to basket tomorrow. And I've got 2 hocks with broken primary flights and my best cock with he's middle tail feather broken in 2 places.
I've held them over steam to straighten them but they've got kinks in now.
All you need at the start of the season, they must have been fighting. Sad
One of those crap moments Boosey Smile Smile. For me, it would depend on which primary flight one is talking about etc & the tail thing Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes if all else is Ok I would just pull it out as such Wink Wink & with the less weight there it may just fly a wee bit faster Smile Smile.
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PostSubject: Re: Broken flights   Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:29 am

Yeah I may pull them out on their return this weekend
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PostSubject: Re: Broken flights   Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:54 am

your shout boosey , but pulling them out wouldn't be an option for me...I`d try to splice a replacement into the quill if it was too bad to steam.
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PostSubject: Re: Broken flights   Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:44 pm

Would never pull a feather, just think it would be too stressful.

A dodgy tail feather would not be a problem, there are plenty left in the tail to cope with steering and manouvering at take off and landing.

Primary flights are more serious the further up the wing, choose your races carefully or keep at home until moulted. Remember that nature allows them to cope with flying while moulting so a gap in the wing is not a complete disaster
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PostSubject: Re: Broken flights   Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:14 am

Can be repaired as mentioned previously. Depend on what flight is broken. Either fix or pull and hold the bird back until reasonable growth shows. It may be better for the vacation. Would pull the tail feather anyway. They do not fly with the tail spread, just land and maneuver.
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PostSubject: Re: Broken flights   Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:58 am

caramel wrote:
Would never pull a feather, just think it would be too stressful.

A dodgy tail feather would not be a problem, there are plenty left in the tail to cope with steering and manouvering at take off and landing.

Primary flights are more serious the further up the wing, choose your races carefully or keep at home until moulted. Remember that nature allows them to cope with flying while moulting so a gap in the wing is not a complete disaster
Stressful Smile Smile not so by some of the experts etc Caramel. Some at times I have read, where they have just cut 2/3 inches of the end of the end flights & then in 2 weeks time just pull them all out to get a quicker moult as such & so it just appears to comes back once again from my perspective to the Rome thing  Wink  Wink. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Broken flights   Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:08 pm

repair it if it cant be steamed, never pull a wing flight. JMO
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