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johnnorm2 johnnorm2 is offline
Posted 17th March 2015, 02:03 PM
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Training young birds


Hello everyone hope you are all ok. I have started to train my first set of young birds this is my first time training any racing pigeons. So i started to let them out today was there 3rd day out i have lost 1 bird up to now witch flew off with a wild pigeon that flew over at speed and it has not come back its been about 27 hours now anyway i let my birds out today they flew round one time landed on the floor and started to eat from the mud. Is it ok for them to do that or should i get them off then floor i dont want to scare them up and they fly off . Hope you can help

john
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johnnorm2 johnnorm2 is offline
Posted 18th March 2015, 12:37 PM
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can anyone help out ????
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Crazy Pete Crazy Pete is offline
Posted 18th March 2015, 03:02 PM
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Some times you just cant stop them from going to the ground their first week or so but after that they should be more into flying than sitting. You should discourage them from eating off the ground, but they already have so next week you should worm them.
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Posted 19th March 2015, 11:08 AM
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Yeah you want to keep them off the ground. It is a bad habit. Take a soccer size rubber ball and bounce it as you walk closer to them or roll it towards them. You don't want to freak them out, but they gotta learn to stay off the ground. They eat bad stuff or a predator will find them easy. If they go to the loft roof that is better, but then they need to learn there not safe there either. Still easy pickins for a hawk. I have a buddy that uses a long pole with a flag on it and waves it around the loft roof to scare them in the air. They will soon figure it out. Someone on here said to toss ice cubes up on the roof to scare them. They are only safe flying or inside the loft. Good luck, Jim
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Posted 19th March 2015, 12:31 PM
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Thanks alot guys i will try that tomorrow. I let them out today they done a few laps and back to the floor so i will get a ball tomorrow and see how it goes
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