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    How do you tie birds wings together for training? I raise quail and was going introduce my pup to them, but wasn't sure about how to tie them for her training.
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    Usually a long piece of rag will do tie at the base of both wings, I don't think the quail will make it with a young pup.I would just clip the wings. He/she will find plenty of excitement with them. Also try pigeons they a a little more resilient.
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    What no splints or crutches Ken....
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    Usually a long piece of rag will do tie at the base of both wings,
    still a lot of wing flap this way, my way you snug down 2 wings for a bit then only 1 wing if you like and it has "give" to help the bird breathe

    I don't think the quail will make it with a young pup.
    OP typed he / she raises quail so no supply issue.
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    Thanks y'all. I'll give it a whirl.

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    I pull the 6-8 primary wing tip feathers off one wing so a bird can't fly.
    Start a pup holding the bird so wing flap is a minimum.
    Then allow one wing to be free. Try not to hit the pup with the wing.
    Then work to release the bird in front of the pup
    Let pup catch bird
    Let pup hold bird but not eat it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Lietzau View Post
    I pull the 6-8 primary wing tip feathers off one wing so a bird can't fly.
    Start a pup holding the bird so wing flap is a minimum.
    Then allow one wing to be free. Try not to hit the pup with the wing.
    Then work to release the bird in front of the pup
    Let pup catch bird
    Let pup hold bird but not eat it.
    Don
    I do the same thing with pigeons also.

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    you can also just use masking tape on the ends of the wings then take it off after

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    Lock their wings...you need experience at this or you will break the wing.

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