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tompetey tompetey is offline
Posted 27th August 2011, 08:15 PM
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sick of loosing birds!


Ok well I am new to homing pigeons, I was wondering about how many birds is normal to have be gone overnight or gone all together when loft flying them I have lost 6 now I have let them out hungry and they all have been out quite a bit but now this afternoons flight 3 are gone and now its dark out So can anyone tell me if this is normal or if there is something I am doing wrong?


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napcinco05 napcinco05 is offline
Posted 27th August 2011, 08:56 PM
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Don't worry, they'll come back to you. once they learn that they can't find any food outside they'll return to your loft. Unless they got attacked by a hawk.
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Posted 27th August 2011, 09:01 PM
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Your not the only one to loose birds this weekend..I started with 55 ybs Friday and lost 5 from a 6 mile toss that should have been a "tune up" for todays release from 26 miles. Today I lost 10 out of the 50 I released. I have trained my birds to fly in the rain and over water and I lost 5 in some of those Irene storm wind gust. The one ones I released today was at 7:55 am the skies where slightly overcast and the winds where calm so I can't explain it either other then they are off playing and will come home when their ready???
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soymi69 soymi69 is offline
Posted 27th August 2011, 09:38 PM
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It all happen to us, never heard anyone that haven't lost a pigeon, your lucky if it doesn't cut your group to half, specially once the race get longer.
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Posted 27th August 2011, 10:27 PM
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the same thing happened to me but they eventually returned the next day for food and water, but unless they got attacked by something then yes this is normal
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