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by Jidano3
Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Perfect pedigree site
Replies: 3
Views: 1349

Perfect pedigree site

Can anyone tell me why I only get the Perfect pedigree site and not the actual bloodlines after clicking on the link under a dogs name?

Thanks
by Jidano3
Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: WTB pigeons in SW PA
Replies: 0
Views: 1506

WTB pigeons in SW PA

Looking for pigeons near SW Pennsylvania. I have a loft, would like to add a dozen or more birds.
by Jidano3
Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Quail recall pen
Replies: 8
Views: 3364

Re: Quail recall pen

I don't know of any place. If you have the time, you could easily make one any size that would fit your needs. If you have a local hardware store, just get a roll of 1/2"x 1/2" wire, cut the panels you need and wire them together. I made my own funnel for it too. Its strong enough to carry 20 birds ...
by Jidano3
Mon May 23, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Only 1 egg hatching
Replies: 1
Views: 1775

Only 1 egg hatching

I have noticed that only 1 egg of 2 is hatching. I regularly have fresh water and never ending food supply, so I am looking for answers. I have 5 birds (6 until recently....hawk :x ). 3 nesting and all are doing the same thing. Didn't have this problem last spring. I have had my loft for less than 3...
by Jidano3
Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Waterers
Replies: 0
Views: 1725

Waterers

Hello all, I am updating my water system for my birds. They use the gravity fed waterers with open holes all around now. I would like to switch to a bigger container with the watering nipples. Was wondering if the birds will naturally seek out the drip from the nipples. I had to dunk the birds with ...
by Jidano3
Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Birds in NY
Replies: 13
Views: 7627

Re: Birds in NY

Marc, Where in PA are you getting quail? I'm looking to buy more.
by Jidano3
Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Bald Eagles
Replies: 23
Views: 11705

Re: Bald Eagles

Here in Pittsburgh, PA we have been seeing numerous Bald eagles up and down the Ohio River. Have a nesting pair in our backyard. Have seen eaglets the last 3 years. Fun to watch them bringing fish and logs to their nest from the river. Amazing and majestic to watch them soar around above the house, ...
by Jidano3
Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training Book Recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 2898

Re: Training Book Recommendations

mboss, there is a video by Brad Higgins called the "the walk". It is on his website, higginsgundogs.com or look it up on youtube. It may offer the missing link you are looking for.
by Jidano3
Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:23 am
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Energy at impact.
Replies: 39
Views: 15517

Re: Energy at impact.

WOW, this post only took 6 days or so to go from a guy asking a question about .410 to wild pheasant stocking.....WTF! 5 minutes of reading a post that caught my eye wasted. Come to think of it, all who read it will never get that time back. Could have been 5 more mins in the field, shooting, traini...
by Jidano3
Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Reality
Replies: 18
Views: 7313

Re: Reality

Well, Penny is my first bird dog, so I am sympathetic because of her loyalty. I suppose if it had been #3,4,5....10 like some, It may not have seemed as traumatic and my decision may have been different......maybe.
by Jidano3
Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Reality
Replies: 18
Views: 7313

Re: Reality

No problem Sharon, I appreciate the input. I asked because I did pay out of pocket. The grand total was $3800 with the 5 days of care. I'm glad to report "Penny" came home tonight. She is still quite sore and groggy from the meds, but walked in the house on her own. She was content to slowly roll on...
by Jidano3
Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Reality
Replies: 18
Views: 7313

Reality

On Monday my female was run over by a triaxle delivering a load of limestone to my neighbors. From what we could tell she was hit by the tag axle which was up at the time. She suffered serious head, neck and chest trauma with no broken bones (praise God!) and had to be taken to a local Veterinarian ...
by Jidano3
Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:22 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: State land to hunt in PA
Replies: 5
Views: 2872

Re: State land to hunt in PA

Hopefully this may help. http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/state_game_lands/11363 If the link doesn't work, just type in the Pa Game Commision. It will bring up there website. Click on the Hunting tab at the top and it will guide you to the pheasant allocation and stocking are...
by Jidano3
Sat Aug 15, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Pigeon Question
Replies: 1
Views: 1657

Pigeon Question

How late in the day can birds be released to home? I assume racers may fly through the night? But would like to release a few of my white birds for an event in the evening, around 8 pm in the fall.
by Jidano3
Sat Aug 15, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Next Step - HELP
Replies: 12
Views: 4638

Re: Next Step - HELP

as soon as I know she is in the scent cone and running IMO, this is TOO late. With a launcher you will need to be "very in tune" with the dog picking up the scent. The absolute second the dog smells something the bird should have been launched. This should steady the dog, it will learn soon enough ...
by Jidano3
Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:11 am
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Letting birds fly
Replies: 4
Views: 2799

Letting birds fly

I have been leaving my loft open 24-7 the last month or so. The birds fly off in the morning and return at night. I have no idea where they go, but they tend to be gone all day. I leave my traps up. Is this practice okay to do? My thought was, if they have free reign, will they eventually not come b...
by Jidano3
Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: How do you know
Replies: 3
Views: 2377

Re: How do you know

So there is a designated starting line and the finish line is their loft? I'm not sure what " the whole routine is". It seems like it would be a fun for me and my son to do together as a friendly competition.
by Jidano3
Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: How do you know
Replies: 3
Views: 2377

How do you know

I have had pigeons for about a year now and have been reading posts about racing. I purchased a few birds from a racing stock. The guy said he had just too many and wanted to sell some "YB's". How do I know they could be racing birds? They fly very well, and I have trained them out to 5 miles from h...
by Jidano3
Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Getting back on track
Replies: 0
Views: 590

Getting back on track

Anyone in the Pittsburgh area that could help me get back on track with training? Please PM, Thanks.
by Jidano3
Sun May 10, 2015 5:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pigeon nesting in floor
Replies: 8
Views: 2016

Re: Pigeon nesting in floor

I have the same thing happening. Is it possible that one or two of my nesting birds could be laying eggs on the floor because their nest is occupied? I have been tossing them out thinking they have been abandoned too CCBIRDDOGMAN.
by Jidano3
Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Pecking
Replies: 3
Views: 2550

Pecking

Found one of my squeakers with a bloody head and alone in the corner of my loft. I have only had birds for a year or so and never had this happen. Whats going on? My goodness, between the dog snatching them and now this pigeon bullying....lol....what next?
by Jidano3
Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog caught pigeons
Replies: 9
Views: 2578

Re: Dog caught pigeons

No discipline, just gave her a good girl and was petting her on the side to get the birds from her. Thanks for the responses.
by Jidano3
Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog caught pigeons
Replies: 9
Views: 2578

Dog caught pigeons

Okay, so in the time I posted about my female shaking while after birds she managed to catch 2 squeakers. I was feeding and cleaning the loft and the birds hopped out the back door. Well, my female was out and snatched them right up. So my question is, what could be the effects of her catching birds?
by Jidano3
Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: shaking with excitement
Replies: 9
Views: 2388

Re: shaking with excitement

She doesn't bark or whine on point or during a hunt. She only does it when my pigeons are in flight and she is running underneath them around the yard. I mispoke about her doing it while hunting.
by Jidano3
Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: shaking with excitement
Replies: 9
Views: 2388

Re: shaking with excitement

She doesn't bark or whine on point or during a hunt. She only does it when my pigeons are in flight and she is running underneath them around the yard.
by Jidano3
Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: shaking with excitement
Replies: 9
Views: 2388

Re: shaking with excitement

She is a little over 2 yrs. She has been like that since introduction to birds. I've watched her jump 6' in the air to try and snag a pigeon coming back to the loft.
by Jidano3
Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: shaking with excitement
Replies: 9
Views: 2388

shaking with excitement

Is it common for a dog to quiver and shake with so much excitement when they see birds? My female GSP goes bizerk when I let my pigeons out to fly. She barks and whines and will chase them around in circles until they land back at the loft. She will just stare at the loft for hours shaking if I let ...
by Jidano3
Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: New Loft
Replies: 5
Views: 3772

Re: New Loft

Not to beat a dead horse here, but I have a few more questions. The new loft is almost done( bit of a delay with work and all). Now I have eggs in all the nests(6) and some new born birds in the old loft. I was hoping to be done before spring mating started. Can I move all that to the new loft or ho...
by Jidano3
Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Trapping pigeons
Replies: 37
Views: 20895

Re: Trapping pigeons

Suggestion.....place a small thin trail of feed ( like gunpowder in cartoons) to the pile of feed inside the trap. Bobs open at first of course. The birds will eat their way in slowly. Don't need a lot but enough to entice their interest to go inside for the buffet... :D
by Jidano3
Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:13 am
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Considering Quail
Replies: 1
Views: 1152

Considering Quail

Just finished my new pigeon loft and had enough materials left over to possibly build something to house quail. A few questions again for you bird savvy folks out there. 1. If I don't typically hunt quail ( there really isn't any in my part of Pennsylvania), is it beneficial to have them for trainin...
by Jidano3
Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:35 am
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: New Loft
Replies: 5
Views: 3772

New Loft

I posted a while back about moving my loft from where it is now. Well, some building materials were given to me and it will be just enough to build a new loft that would be significantly bigger than what I have now. I plan on building in the spot I was going to move my old one to. Will this be a con...
by Jidano3
Fri Jan 30, 2015 4:44 pm
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Trapping pigeons
Replies: 37
Views: 20895

Re: Trapping pigeons

Nice job with your trap! If they are eating grain, try to trap them with grain. I have had great success around overpasses by "baiting" the ground below and waiting a few days for them to start feeding in that area. Place my trap there with bobs open and they walk right in. Go back that evening and ...
by Jidano3
Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: pigeon problem
Replies: 9
Views: 2406

Re: pigeon problem

I have a similar problem. Have had Coopers sitting right on the loft starring in. I was told by the guy I bought my birds from to keep the loft closed for the winter. If not, they remember the spot and it is a buffet for the hawks. I tried it and they did leave to find a new food source last winter,...
by Jidano3
Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Moving pigeon loft
Replies: 2
Views: 1219

Re: Moving pigeon loft

Lol.... I meant 100yds.
by Jidano3
Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: Birds & Bird Supplies
Topic: Moving pigeon loft
Replies: 2
Views: 1219

Moving pigeon loft

Moving my loft about 100 hrs from where it is now. Will this affect the birds in finding their way home again or is the move not that significant? I need to move it from under a tree, the Hawks wait on the tree and try to grab my birds as they come out... :x the new area is out in the wide open. May...
by Jidano3
Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Temperature and Dogs
Replies: 21
Views: 7301

Re: Temperature and Dogs

Appreciate all the replies......She loves being outside in the cold, just being cautious. So it's off to hunt birds then....WOOO-HOOO!!!!!
by Jidano3
Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Temperature and Dogs
Replies: 21
Views: 7301

Temperature and Dogs

I've had a dog for a couple years now and don't typically hunt her under temps of 20 degrees or so. Not because I don't want to, just expressing caution. Never really read about temps and dogs. The Game Commission has just stocked birds again in our area, and I'm dying to get out there. The temps he...
by Jidano3
Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dog tug of war?
Replies: 29
Views: 7269

Re: Dog tug of war?

I have a 5 month old pup and a 2 yr old GSP that play tug of war also. It has no effect what so ever out in the field. The 2 yr old will release the birds no problem, she knows the difference between play and hunting. Even my pup knows the difference. Like someone stated, don't bring that type of pl...
by Jidano3
Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: pigeon coop in dog area
Replies: 15
Views: 4587

Re: pigeon coop in dog area

I have a 4'x4' loft with legs 3' off the ground. It is in plain view of our GSP's when they head outside to run or do their business. If the birds are out feeding on the ground, the dogs catch wind of them and go on point. If the dogs move the birds fly off( natural flush) . The dogs learn not to mo...
by Jidano3
Mon Dec 22, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2 dog E-collar systems
Replies: 24
Views: 8178

Re: 2 dog E-collar systems

So, is it wise to have collars ( used properly) for correction or not?
by Jidano3
Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2 dog E-collar systems
Replies: 24
Views: 8178

Re: 2 dog E-collar systems

Come to think of it, you may have saved me $300-$500 for the purchase of e collars. A bit confused on the purpose of them. No I'm not being sarcastic, it seems with more effort I can discipline the dogs
by Jidano3
Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2 dog E-collar systems
Replies: 24
Views: 8178

Re: 2 dog E-collar systems

Great, Thank you for the advice and putting things into perspective.
by Jidano3
Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2 dog E-collar systems
Replies: 24
Views: 8178

Re: 2 dog E-collar systems

Yes Sharon and nevermind, they have a tendency to greet people at the door by jumping up, which I try to discourage. It's difficult to correct both at the same time. They also stand on their hind legs to see what's on the counter. I work with them on birds one at a time (without E-collars) due to th...
by Jidano3
Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Storing a few training pigeons and looking for advice
Replies: 3
Views: 1105

Re: Storing a few training pigeons and looking for advice

I used a wire dog kennel ( 3' x 4') for a temporary home until my loft was done. I pushed some branches through for them to roost on. I also stacked small storage plastic storage boxes as nest areas. Worked quite well for a while. Place something underneath to catch the droppings, and yes pleny of v...
by Jidano3
Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2 dog E-collar systems
Replies: 24
Views: 8178

2 dog E-collar systems

I have 2 pups I'm trying to work with, there are many 2 dog systems to choose from. Is there a collar that allows correction for both dogs at the same time with different stimulation levels? Thanks for any input.
by Jidano3
Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:01 am
Forum: Training
Topic: training older dogs
Replies: 25
Views: 7764

Re: training older dogs

wwalker, kninebirdog has IMO, explained a very practical way to counter act the sensitivity to gun fire. I to had some concerns about introduction to gunfire. I have a GSP (Penny) that I was taking to a local trainer who thought a great idea would be to fire a cap gun to see how she would react. Pen...
by Jidano3
Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: gun-fire question
Replies: 20
Views: 4442

Re: gun-fire question

She had 4 training sessions with birds. Yes it was her first experience. The drill was done once..... with one shot( small 22 cal) she reacted by running back to me The trainer was approx. 50 - 80 yds away with the shot fired behind him. The trainer suggested taking it slow, to put some of the other...
by Jidano3
Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: gun-fire question
Replies: 20
Views: 4442

Re: gun-fire question

After reading a few of these posts, I don't feel alone. I have a 1 year old GSP (Penny) that shows signs of being gun shy. Thunder doesn't bother her, neither does the noise of my son playing his drums in the basement. I noticed the signs during training. We had planted some birds off in the distanc...