The falcon can be considered one of the most important and popular birds of prey among hunters and fishermen. This bird is now the fastest living thing on the planet. Very high flight speed (390 km / h), along with sudden dives and sudden change of direction and winning beak, has made this bird one of the most ruthless wildlife hunters. Falcons usually hatch based on the weather and the abundance of prey. These birds mostly live alone, but to survive, they can be seen in pairs in the spring. The number of female falcons laying varies between 1 and 6. The incubation period of this bird may take 29 to 33 days. Falcons like to nest to keep their chicks in inaccessible areas such as crevices in cliffs, valleys, and high gorges. However, it has been observed that falcons nest on flatlands nesting other birds and nesting on trees. The category of breeding birds of prey such as falcons and falcons and… is generally different from breeding ornamental and domestic birds. The most important difference between them is the way they live and the way they eat. One of the problems that most falconry enthusiasts face is the issue of their own food. You may encounter a solitary falcon in a variety of ways that needs help and nutrition.
What does falcon's food include?
In nature, the falcon meets its food needs and those of its chicks by hunting a variety of other creatures and animals. Due to the fact that the falcon is able to live in different habitats, it does not have much trouble providing the food it needs. They hunt small mammals such as mice, bats, mink, small monkeys, squirrels, and animals such as fish, frogs, snakes, and rabbits. But the delicacies and favorite food of falcons are small birds. It does not matter to the falcon, he can prepare a magnificent feast for him from all kinds of parrots, sparrows, quails, pheasants, and.. Of course, falcons also have large insects in their diet, and this bird feeds on insects if it lacks food resources. The upper tip of this bird is very sharp and cutting. Although the falcon uses its claws to catch prey, it is the bird's sharp point that kills the prey. Falcons like hot, fresh meat. They do not go to the rotten carcasses of other animals to eat. For them, eating hot and fresh meat is more fun than bait. Also, a falcon rarely uses fruits or grains for feeding.
Feeding falcon chicks
Due to the fact that these birds are carnivorous, falcon chicks should also be fed meat. The meat of the falcon should also be fresh, raw, and hot. Captive birds are unfortunately not well fed by their owners. Improper nutrition leads to malnutrition and this causes various problems and diseases in chickens. Therefore, breeders must know the bird and understand its diet in its natural habitat. Chickens need a lot of protein early in life and should be given a lot of attention to their nutrition. In addition to raw meat, large insects can be used to feed the chickens. To feed the chickens, you must first provide a suitable environment for them. Under no circumstances should chickens be placed on a flat, polished bed. Because of this, their legs open and the bird gets into many problems. What foods can be used to feed falcons? As mentioned, this bird is a carnivore and should be fed small pieces of meat. As far as possible, chickens should be fed the white meat of various birds. Roosters can also be used to provide the meat needed for the falcon. Although this sentence is cruel, unfortunately, roosters are exterminated in different ways at the very beginning of life because they are not economically viable.
Note: Feeding the falcon with the heart, liver, chicken gizzard, and another chicken meat waste has no result other than disease and weakening of the bird. Therefore, never feed the bird of prey with this part of the chicken. Also, due to the use of various hormones and antibiotics, birds of prey should not be fed chicken. Otherwise, the bird of prey will suffer from food poisoning and die as a result.
Note: Do not use red meat or beef or mutton to feed the falcon and even different parts of their body such as six and six. Beef and mutton are not at all suitable not only for chickens but also for adult falcons.
This inhuman case may bother you a lot, but falcon chicks need to be fed live prey when they are a little older. In the wild, adult falcons often feed live chickens. In fact, it is this type of training for chickens that helps them to easily hunt and feed themselves in the future. For this purpose, you must also provide live bait for the falcon. Of course, do this when other chickens are able to stand on their own two feet. As much as possible, the meat you give to the chickens should be with the bones.
As much as possible, do not use pigeon meat to feed the chickens. Because pigeons are mostly carriers of the disease and their meat also has various parasites.
As mentioned, raising roosters is not economically viable for poultry farmers. Since a large number of male chicks are born during each incubation period, these chicks can be used to feed birds of prey. Because in any case, male chickens are killed either directly or indirectly.
The diet of chickens can include the following:
Mice, quail, sparrows, moons, partridges, locusts, and lizards It is very rare for birds of prey to drink water directly, so you do not need to provide a watering can for chickens. They usually quench their thirst by eating the blood of the prey and the water in the meat tissue. Therefore, it is better for the prey to be given to the chickens in the form of bloodstains. Never give water directly to chickens. Drinking water directly in birds of prey causes their nervous system to fail.
Birds' neck bones can also be used to provide the calcium needed by falcons. For this purpose, the neck of the chicken or the neck of the quail and other birds can be completely ground and given to the chickens every other day.
Never feed frozen falcons with cold meat and food. Their food should be in the form of small, hot pieces. Hot food does not mean cooking meat here. To grow the bones and provide the calcium they need, you can also sprinkle calcium powder on the meat until the chicken bones are strong and grow well.
When should falcon chicks be fed?
Chickens need to eat more often during the day than adult birds. They should be fed every 3 hours and every 4 hours for the first few weeks. The chickens are fed from sunrise to near sunset and there is no need to feed the chickens during the night.
When feeding the falcon's chick, care must be taken with its stratified. The stratum corneum of chickens is almost at the bottom of their throats and is located above the breast. The bird's food is first collected in its stratified. Since the chicks do not feel full, it is the breeder's job to determine if the stratified is sufficiently filled. If the chickens get too much food and their stratified becomes too full and heavy, the chickens will probably suffocate or have other problems.