Baldness due to birds.

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kaz g
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Baldness due to birds.

Post by kaz g » Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:36 am

Hi Everyone

I am in need of help/advice. I have 3 wonderful KKs. The problem is I have noticed that we have a magpie who regularly lands on my castrated boar's (Vince) back and has plucked his hair out :shock: . He is now quite bald :cry: , it is starting to regrow ish slowly but I am getting sick of darting out of the house like a lunatic every time this bird starts plucking at poor old Vince's hair. Vince doesn't seem to mind, theres no broken skin, no reddening of his skin or anything. Any ideas/advice or anything - apart from regularly patrolling the area and being on Magpiewatch!!! :oops: Thanks in advance!

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Re: Baldness due to birds.

Post by simon » Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:24 pm

If it doesn't stop soon I would be getting someone round with a gun.
It might sound harsh, but birds learn and copy from each other and eventually they will break the skin. Then you will have a serious problem.

wendy scu
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Re: Baldness due to birds.

Post by wendy scu » Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:41 pm

at this time of year i have holes all over some of mine :(

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