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pigeonlistings pigeonlistings is offline
Posted 8th July 2015, 10:27 PM
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Road Training Problems!!!

I started road training. I'm staying at 50 miles right now but for some reason the birds are coming back with muddy tail feathers etc indicating they hit water at some point of their flight. For 3 times now. One toss I separated the group by 10 minutes and the second batch caught up to the first one because the first one stopped for water! I'm so confused here. They have no other problems except for coccidiosis which is being treated right now! what could this be!
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heeler heeler is offline
Posted 10th July 2015, 06:55 AM
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Interesting,,,,,,how could you possibly know that the first group caught up with the second group <<BECAUSE>>> the first one stopped for water?? So the first group stopped but the second group didn't????

If they did indeed catch up with each other then 30-45 minutes separation is the answer. And if they come home with muddy feet then you really need to drop back some until they learn to come straight home and not stop. If you made that drop 5 times and every time they come home muddy you are developing the pattern to stop and drink, ya know?? If you aren't gonna race these then it really doesn't matter but if you are trying to make a team and this is a common problem well then rearrange the norm. Especially if stopping for a drink is the norm. Just something to ponder.
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Crazy Pete Crazy Pete is offline
Posted 10th July 2015, 03:57 PM
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If they always come home with muddy feet you need to water them before you let them out. Find a water bottle that will fit in your training box, they shouldn't need to stop for water till they get past 300 miles, what do you feed?
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