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    Default Whats the best way to shackle Pigeons?

    Whats the best method or way to insure the birds don't fly off or at least fly that far? Is it better to clip wings back, looking for ideas on best method to reuse bird. Thx

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    Clip the primary feathers on only ONE wing. You can also make a small mesh like hoodie (head) w/Velcro or pull string if you do not want them wandering off. Caution if you tie/restrain legs can hurt/injure on landing esp. if winger used.

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    Would it be possible for someone to post a picture of exactly what feathers to clip? Or a youtube video? Also interested in more info on the pigeon hat/hoodie...

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    Doesn't take much restriction at all, I've used trash bag ties done loosely or panty hose pieces. Make sure the birds are landing in soft deep grass or something so they don't get hurt. You also don't want to leave their legs tied very long. Watch your dogs reaction also, a lot of dogs get too excited and get too rough with shackled pigeons.

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    Primary feathers. Clip one side to start.. Look for new feathers the have a purple or red hue to the veins. do Not cut those! Cut only mature feathers.

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    just masking tape the wind tips... That way when you put them back in the pen they can still fly I put mine back in flight pen, about 30 mins later after drying off, they are flying again
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    another vote for the wing tips....or zip tie one wing shut fast to undo.

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    Clip or tape if using for a flyer after. Only 1 wing. Forget "shackling" or anything like that

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    When all else fails, just shoot it, and throw in freezer and reuse next training session.
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    Vet wrap works well but I found I have to tie it or it comes undone. Painter's tape works, too, but make sure you wrap it around several times. And I still pull the flight feathers out of one wing.
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