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    Gravitation pull on game fowl

    What is your experences on gravitation pull effects on your birds ? I have 2 vets tell me that all animals bleed more when there is a full moon. So, when is the best time to cut combs, ect. I often wonder if this also effects the conditioning of the birds during the last week or last 2-3 days of the keep as far as resting . I have always heard that a lot of people don't sleep well during the full moon.the police all over the country say they have more problems with people during the full moon as well.

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    I always try to trim my fowl a day or two one way or the other of a new moon. As far as showing or resting we all condition and show under the same moon. I'd say that my cocks crow and flap their wings all night on a full moon. But if I was showing in a few days themed never see it. Not much help but it's all I got.

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    Re: Gravitation pull on game fowl

    Or Some fowl don’t have a constitution for being cut. I’ve never been concerned about moon phases. Birds that can’t handle trimming are a cull.

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    Re: Gravitation pull on game fowl

    Whenever we get a cold front here lol which to most northeners is a cool front, I dub regardless of moon. Have no choice but its never affected anything. They may bleed a lil more who knows, take the water away and it shld help minimize that Ive trimmed straight combs where the back was about 1 inch wide and it took some effort to start it off lol. They lived but like said I have to take advantage of what I get here.
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    Re: Gravitation pull on game fowl

    The moon phases are a part of every living thing....some affected less than others

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    [QUOTE=Lino Zuniga;4924347]The moon phases are a part of every living thing....some affected less than others[/QUOTE



    I want gamefowl effected less by all changes in environment. I don’t want to dance when I don’t have too.

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    Re: Gravitation pull on game fowl

    Game day song in my cookhouse

    https://youtu.be/5BmEGm-mraE

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    CCR good stuff. They have a unique sound not duplicated. Me and my birds like it too.

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    Re: Gravitation pull on game fowl

    farmers almanac has when the blood cycle shows feet and head.... normally when full moon it's in feet i normally go for full moon

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    Re: Gravitation pull on game fowl

    Reminds me of an old man I knew when I was a kid. He kept a family of greys but only bred about 30 of them every year. Seemed like every time you saw him fight them, he would win the derby. I Asked him one time why he didn't breed more of them. He said they only won when the derby happened to fall on a full moon so he couldn't fight them very often. Don't know if there was any truth to it but he sure believed it.

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    Re: Gravitation pull on game fowl

    Makes me feel a lot better I'm not the only one who fights according to the moon.

    If you get if right...they're almost unstoppable.

    I don't win every derby I'm in...but I'm in the money just about everytime.


    Quote Originally Posted by springwater View Post
    Reminds me of an old man I knew when I was a kid. He kept a family of greys but only bred about 30 of them every year. Seemed like every time you saw him fight them, he would win the derby. I Asked him one time why he didn't breed more of them. He said they only won when the derby happened to fall on a full moon so he couldn't fight them very often. Don't know if there was any truth to it but he sure believed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by springwater View Post
    Reminds me of an old man I knew when I was a kid. He kept a family of greys but only bred about 30 of them every year. Seemed like every time you saw him fight them, he would win the derby. I Asked him one time why he didn't breed more of them. He said they only won when the derby happened to fall on a full moon so he couldn't fight them very often. Don't know if there was any truth to it but he sure believed it.
    in PI thats a big thing right?

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    Re: Gravitation pull on game fowl

    Jay,
    i do think that a hgh strung breed or a certain cross may fight better in certain moon phases. I also think it my be more usefull for a small breeder that only fights a few.

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    Re: Gravitation pull on game fowl

    Cigar, i know that quite a few people "only" fight certain colors in certain moon phases ( like my partner ) in hawaii.

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    Jay, i am going to stick my neck out and say i bet thoses greys were as tame as kittens and travled well. When all the rest of them were crowing and flapping there wings all night thoses greys were resting good all night long. That is the point i am trying to make. Large breeders can take plently of birds to select on fight day , but a small breeder can't to select from.

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    Re: Gravitation pull on game fowl

    Quote Originally Posted by bootlegger View Post
    Cigar, i know that quite a few people "only" fight certain colors in certain moon phases ( like my partner ) in hawaii.
    yes i have heard of this and i have heard of big success......

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    Re: Gravitation pull on game fowl

    Quote Originally Posted by CIGAR View Post
    in PI thats a big thing right?
    Yes, many folks still believe different plumage colors, different feet color during different phases of the moon.......up to now........

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    Re: Gravitation pull on game fowl

    When I select for the moon it starts from their first spar.

    Record book on sparring is a must for this.

    Wing band or tattoo...or however you mark but keep track of him.

    Take note on what moon phase you're on.

    Rate his performance.

    Do this on a different moon phase...every month

    By the time he is ready to show.

    Your record book will tell you what moon phase he should go in.

    But to each their own

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    Re: Gravitation pull on game fowl

    Moon phases and weather fronts effect all animals. Weather you like it or not. You cant hide them from it. But you can feed accordingly.

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    Re: Gravitation pull on game fowl

    Quote Originally Posted by Lino Zuniga View Post
    When I select for the moon it starts from their first spar.

    Record book on sparring is a must for this.

    Wing band or tattoo...or however you mark but keep track of him.

    Take note on what moon phase you're on.

    Rate his performance.

    Do this on a different moon phase...every month

    By the time he is ready to show.

    Your record book will tell you what moon phase he should go in.

    But to each their own
    Thanks Lino, my uncle said yellow legs show better at the full moon but, I like your way better it kinda make sense. Always looking for that winning edge when all things are equal.

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    Re: Gravitation pull on game fowl

    Quote Originally Posted by bootlegger View Post
    Large breeders can take plently of birds to select on fight day , but a small breeder can't to select from.
    Totally agree with you bootlegger

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    Re: Gravitation pull on game fowl

    Almost all the tricks come full circle ... moon phases , mushroom tea , super foods .... roosters that cycle . Knife is different so go all for signs , scales and phases ... but in the heel , the steel will bring out their weakness . There are plenty of birds that will put on a show , but their heart was never in it .... from their first spar to everything they do , a gaff man is better off being honest with himself and not falling for anything

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