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Posted 29th November 2008, 06:49 PM
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Whats your favorite pigeon feed for race season?


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Posted 29th November 2008, 07:51 PM
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Brown's Supercrack most the time. Then I feed a very high carb feed mixed by Masserant's near Detroit, MI before a race.
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40% corn, not pop corn, good clean corn, 10% austrian peas,30% canadain peas, 5% canary seed, 15% milo. By volum not by weight. That is for young birds. For old birds a lot less protien, and more fat and fibre. Make sure not to use canola as it takes away some of the protien from the peas. Maybe you should buy the book, Rotondo on racing pigeons.

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I feed Brown`s feed..They have quite a few mixes...I like the 12% mix with popcorn for racing with YB`s and old birds..I add safflower and brown rice to the mix..Also peanuts...For breeding,I use the basic same mix without the popcorn...Everything else is the same...Don`t be afraid to use POPCORN instead of the BIG yellow corn that alot of mixes have...I have video`s of some of Belguim`s,Holland`s etc big time Ace lofts who use only Popcorn,in their mixes for their birds...I fly OB`s for only ONE reason,to fly the 500 & 600 mile races...My birds do excellent in the results with Popcorn...2007 600 mile Federation Race...104 Lofts from 4 states...1208 Birds...Only 14 day birds on the SHORT END...I`m long end in this race...I had a hen in 86th and a cock in 119th..Clocked early 2nd day...In young birds in 2008,on a hard weather day,I took 2nd in a 250 mile money race..Winning speed was 1113 ypm...My 1st bird was 1102 ypm..Lost by 3 1/2 minutes...Clocked 3 of my 4 entered..2nd...8th...10th....The one thing about FEED is,it must be clean and of very high quality...No matter if you use regular size corn or popcorn or whatever...Alamo
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The only reason I say field corn is that it has a higher fat and fibre content than pop corn. Some birds pick the corn out first and pop corn will make their stool soft.
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Feeding 50%+ Popcorn right now...No watery droppings...IF your birds have watery droppings,you have a health problem....Alamo
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The only reason I say field corn is that it has a higher fat and fibre content than pop corn. Some birds pick the corn out first and pop corn will make their stool soft.

My grain caculator says pop is higher in fat, protein, and carbs. The fiber is exactly the same.
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Posted 2nd December 2008, 05:42 PM
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When I feed my birds popcorn should I also play a movie?
Popcorn, did not know that thank you for the information.
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I get a fancy mix or tippler mix from baden feed stores
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Big T,
Yes you can. Just make sure you don't bull hog all the popcorn from the birds. You can probably watch the movie "Bolt" or perhaps "Marathon of the Sky." Post pics when you do it. LOL!
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I read a study Cornel University did in the late 1990's, thats what they said about pop corn,
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We order our feed from Canada, by the truck load for 18 dollars a sack, here in the south Louisiana it cost 27 dollars a bag and not as good as grain from Canada.
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When I feed my birds popcorn should I also play a movie?
Popcorn, did not know that thank you for the information.
just make sure it's not popped.
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m birds dont eat the corn in the feed lol
they eat just about everything else.
I have been giving them a little less everyday to see if they will eat everything.
is that the right move?
dont they need corn in the winter to help them stay warm?
what can I do to get them to eat the corn?
should I try popcorn?
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m birds dont eat the corn in the feed lol
they eat just about everything else.
I have been giving them a little less everyday to see if they will eat everything.
is that the right move?
dont they need corn in the winter to help them stay warm?
what can I do to get them to eat the corn?
should I try popcorn?
Well, they were eating the corn here. Silly birds. Do you know how much you're feeding them?
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