MISCELLANEOUS JUVENILE BIRD FACTS
Juvenile birds are shipped Wednesdays, via USPS Express Mail. We will call you when we are ready to ship your order.
Juveniles will eat a poultry layer crumble or a gamebird crumble. They are given scratch during transit.
Pinioned birds – The right side is pinioned. Feel the end of the wing where the bone would be and compare with the left. They are easily pinioned at hatching, otherwise it is a surgical procedure. Juveniles that are not pinioned can have a wing trimmed. The trimmed feathers will grow back, though, so it will need to be done approximately four times a year.
Birds that are not wing trimmed or pinioned will fly away, and most likely not return. Keep in mind these are wild birds - pinioning or trimming the wing are sure ways to keep them from flying away.
Please note that Juvenile Pheasants are never pinioned. They can jump 7 feet in the air, even with a clipped wing.