BREEDING PRODUCTS

Anatomy—The Bird of Prey Management Series by Nick Fox

“Anatomy” was written and edited by a panel of raptor specialists from the UK. A knowledge of form and function in raptors is a pre-requisite to understanding aspects of health care, management and training.  This video program is an essential study for all levels of experience.

Learn about:

  • Respiratory Systems
  • Reproductive Systems
  • Immune Systems.
  • The function of air sacs
  •  How do the different organs function
  • Where are the different organs situated
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by Nick Fox—2001—67 minutes (DVD-R)

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Price: $35.95

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Artificial Insemination Hat

We sell and use this artificial insemination hat for tercel imprint falcons up to Gyrfalcon size.   It is made from hand molded non-toxic latex rubber with hundreds of small holes to collect and hold valuable sperm samples. Easy to extract samples with a pipette.   Can be cleaned and disinfected using mild dish soap.

Brown color measuring  13 inches diameter x 3 inches deep.   Comes with a fits-all leather cap with chin strap.

Note:  Beware,  do not wear this hat to dinner parties or public venues!

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Price: $279.95

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Breeding Birds of Prey by Jemima Parry-Jones

Parry-Jones is one of the world’s leading authorities on breeding birds of prey, with 38 species bred to date at her National Birds of Prey Center in England. In just under an hour, in her inimitable style, she answers many of the breeders questions and assists both novice and expert towards more successful breeding. The video covers the full spectrum of breeding; aviaries, nesting, incubation and rearing.

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by Jemima Parry-Jones—1991—55 Minutes—VHS (video tape)

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Price: $22.95

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Buddy Mk2 Digital Egg Monitor by Avitronics

We have used the Buddy Digital Egg Monitor for the past ten years at the Northwoods Falcon Ranch to test egg fertility of Aplomados, Peregrines, Gyrs and Harris’s Hawks in both artificial and natural incubation locations.  Since that time we have rarely resorted to using an egg candler to determine if an egg is alive from approximately 10 days to hatch. The usefulness of traditional candlers ends once the chick fills the egg the second half of its incubation.  This is where the Buddy really excels by giving you instant monitoring of the chick’s heart rate. The Buddy uses special electronic sensors that amplify any movement or faint heart beat in the egg 20,000 times!  The Buddy Mk2 model is the second version of the Buddy developed for the thicker shells of falcons, hawks and eagles.  It’s new sensor design and placement enables faster detection of the heart rate.

Simply turn the Buddy on, place the egg on the sensor cup and close the lid. You will instantly be given information from the on board LCD screen via a flashing heart, Pulse read out, and three-digit heart rate. Knowing this vital information will help you avoid disaster by mistakenly discarding eggs that may be over the normal hatch date.  Plus, your valuable developing eggs will not be damaged by a hot light from overuse of a candler.

The Buddy, most often located in the incubation room where eggs are closely monitored, can be taken directly into the breeding rooms to quickly check clutches of eggs—helps make the sometimes difficult decisions to double clutch or not based on knowing if the eggs are alive or not.  We have even heard of raptor biologists taking them into the field to check the eggs of wild raptors!

We import them directly from the United Kingdom. Comes ready to use and operates on one 9 volt battery (included).  One year warranty.

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Price: $319.95

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Calcium Supplement

Finely powdered oyster shell calcium supplement with Vitamin D3. Excellent for growing eyasses, egg-laying adults and older raptors.

Vitamin D3 aids in the absorption of calcium, especially for birds that do not receive enough sunlight. Simply sprinkle a little on the food a few times a week.

Per bottle: 116 grams.

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Price: $9.95

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Captive Breeding Pt 1—Preparations for Breeding by Nick Fox

This video covers:

  • The breeding facility and its design
  • Perches
  • Chambers
  • Suitable breeding birds
  • Preparations for the breeding season.

It discusses:

  • Wild and domestic birds
  • Genetic compatibility
  • Pedigrees and inbreeding
  • Mental suitability and imprints
  • Breeding chambers for natural pairs and imprints
  • Incubator and brooder rooms
  • Food supplies
  • Annual breeding program.
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by Nick Fox—2002—60 minutes (DVD-R)

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Captive Breeding Pt 2—Imprints and Insemination by Nick Fox

This video discusses the stages from imprinting young birds during the first few months to managing voluntary semen donors and voluntary recipients.

It covers:

  • The imprinting phase at hatch
  • Rearing future semen donors
  • Working with adult male and female imprints
  • Assessing semen quality
  • Storing and transporting semen
  • Semen preparation.
  • It shows the use of hats and dummies for semen collection
  • Explain the female laying cycle
  • The most successful times to inseminate and how to inseminate
  • Forced inseminations and voluntary inseminations in close-up
  • Variations in fertility
  • Stripping natural males.
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By Nick Fox—2003—60 minutes (DVD-R)

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Captive Breeding Pt 3—Incubation and Hatching by Nick Fox

This video covers a wide variety of information on Incubation and Hatching

  • Egg laying
  • Natural and artificial incubation
  • Egg structure and development
  • Monitoring eggs during incubation
  • Weight loss
  • Temperature and humidity
  • Extended clutches and transportation of eggs
  • Egg difficulties
  • Health
  • Hygiene

Shown in detail:

  • All phases of incubation and hatching
  • How to recognize abnormalities
  • Follows the egg throughout embryonic redevelopment
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by Nick Fox—2003—81 minutes (DVD-R)

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Colour Atlas of Falcon Medicine by Renate Wernery, Ulrich Wernery, Jorg Kinne and Jaime Samour

This high quality atlas offers an elaborate overview of the frequent diseases occurring in falcons. It enables veterinarians, falcon breeders and owners as well as laboratory technicians to utilize the knowledge of experienced scientists gained in decades of work with birds of prey.

The most important diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa are described in association with clinical symptoms as well as pathological and histological findings. A separate chapter deals with hematology and clinical chemistry of falcons.

Reference laboratory values in this special field, established through years of practical experience in falcon medicine, are provided. About 380 color images with elaborate picture legends illustrate not only the clinical signs but also the diagnostic details.

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Renate Wernery, Ulrich Wernery, Jorg Kinne and Jaime Samour—2004—Hard Cover 134 pp.

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Price: $53.95

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Frozen Eight-Week Old Coturnix Quail – OUT OF STOCK – SHOULD BE AVAILABLE END OF JUNE – six-month old quail is available.

We are now supplying frozen eight-week old Coturnix Quail.

We ship Mondays only by ground UPS to the western states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Shipping time is two to three days via ground UPS. Average shipping and handling varies from $30-$45 based on destination and will be more $$ than shown on your order confirmation.  The shipping cost also covers the cost of the cooler box.  If you do not live in those Western States the quail must be shipped by  3-day air at a much higher cost since it is a frozen commodity. If that is the case, please contact us for a quote for UPS air service.

Eight-week old quail average 5-6 ounces each (weights with legs removed).

Our minimum order is one box of 100 quail. One-half to one whole quail is a full day’s meal for a raptor the size of a Peregrine Falcon, Red-tailed Hawk or Great Horned Owl.  Much less for smaller raptors.   We advise a sprinkle of Vitahawk Maintenance vitamins on the quail every few days for best nutrition.

Our quail are supplied to us by a commercial breeder.   The quail are humanely dispatched with CO2 gas then blast frozen and kept at -10F to reduce bacteria growth.  Each batch of 2000-3000 quail are laboratory tested with random samples for Avian Flu,  Avian Bordatella and Claustridia.

Brad Wood feeds his own breeding flock of 70 raptors with these quail every day of the year.  You can be assured he does not take any chances with viruses, bacteria or spoilage.

 

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ORDERING: Minimum order is 100 quail packed in ten Ziploc bags in one box. This amount stays frozen longer in shipment. Our boxes are lined with dense foam board which helps keep the quail frozen until you receive them. Any number of quail can be ordered in boxes of 100 each.WE SHIP ON MONDAYS ONLY. THIS ASSURES US AND YOU THAT YOUR QUAIL WILL BE DELIVERED DURING THE WORK WEEK. YOU CAN CALL 1-360-446-3212 TO CHECK AVAILABILITY & SHIP DATE. WE GUARANTEE QUALITY FROZEN QUAIL FOR YOUR RAPTOR NEEDS.

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Price: $189.95

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Frozen Six Week Old Chickens Are Now Available – OUT OF STOCK

We sell frozen six week old white leghorn chickens for raptor food. We have fed them to over 60 raptors in our breeding project for over five years and highly recommend them.  Orders are shipped directly from a farm in Montana.  We can only ship them to states that are within a three day ground UPS delivery time:  Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North and South Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. All other states would required three-day UPS air shipment which is expensive.

Features of these frozen chickens include:

*Each weighs 10-14 ounces at six weeks old.

*Half of one can feed a raptor the size of a Red-tailed Hawk or Peregrine Falcon.

*Legs are cut off and there is no food in their crops

*They are fed high protein feed that does NOT contain any hormones or antibiotics.

*USDA confirms that the farm and state of Montana have not had any disease outbreaks the past ten years.

Minimum order is one box of 72 chickens @ $1.89 each= $136.08 per box plus ship cost.   Ship cost varies by location but will average $21 to $54 per box.  If you are concerned about the cost of shipping please contact us.

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Nutrition—The Bird of Prey Management Series by Nick Fox

This DVD on Nutrition Covers:

  • Diets of wild raptors
  • Choices of diets for captive raptors
  • Digestion
  • Measuring the crop
  • Rangle
  • Casting
  • Washed Meat
  • Supplements
  • Diets For Baby Raptors
  • Feeding Invalids
  • Risks in Feeding Wild Food

“Nutrition” was written by a panel of specialists—falconers, nutritionists, biologists and veterinarians. Excellent information for falconers, raptor breeders, rehabilitators and zoos.

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by Nick Fox—2000—55 minutes (DVD-R)

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Understanding the Bird of Prey by Nik Fox

1995. This is by far one of the most comprehensive guides on falconry, the wild biology of birds of prey, their captive management, breeding, training and rehabilitation. Written in easy language by a leading professional raptor biologist, breeder and falconer. Each chapter has been critically reviewed by top international specialists for scientific accuracy.   Contains 147 color photos and 290 black and white illustrations.

 

375 pp/Soft Cover 147 color/290 black and white technical illustrations.

Note:  This is the second printing after being out of print for a few years.   Get one while you can!

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by Nick Fox—1995—Hard cover 384 pp.

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Vitahawk Breeder

Vitahawk is a high quality vitamin supplement for raptors. It was developed and tested by a leading avian nutritionist, veterinarian and raptor breeder.

Vitahawk Breeder is for breeding raptors and should be used in conjunction with Vitahawk Maintenance. It contains high levels of vitamin E, which serves to ignite the breeding instinct.

Vitahawk Breeder ingredients include:

  • dextrose
  • vitamin E
  • ethoxyquin (preservative)

Bottle size and type

  • Vitahawk Breeder—100 gram bottle (HE040)
  • Vitahawk Breeder—300 gram bottle (HE 045)

To order large quantities of Vitahawk please call our office at (800) 446-5020 for  a quote.

 

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Vitahawk Raptor Vitamins and Maintenance Supplement

Vitahawk is a high quality vitamin supplement for raptors. It was developed and tested by a leading avian nutritionist, veterinarian and raptor breeder.

Vitahawk maintenance prevents disease associated with lack of vitamins.

Vitahawk Maintenance ingredients include:

  • Dextrose
  • Choline Chloride (silicon dioxide added)
  • Natural color added
  • Silicon Dioxide (anti-caking agent)
  • Vitamin C.
  • DL-Alpha Tocopheral Acetate
  • Niacin Supplement
  • Vitamin A Acetate
  • Ethoxyquin (preservative)
  • Biotin
  • Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex
  • D-calcium Pantothenate
  • Carophyll 10%
  • Ribolflavin Supplement
  • Pyridoxine Hydrochloride
  • Thiamine Hydrochloride
  • Vitamin B-12 Supplement
  • Folic Acid
  • D-Activated Animal Sterol.

Bottle size

  • Vitahawk Maintenance—100 gram bottle (HE030)
  • Vitahawk Maintenance—300 gram bottle (HE035)

To order large quantities of Vitahawk please call our office for  a quote.

 

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