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  1. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I had about 60 young birds from 3 rounds. I banded the birds 1st round ESM, 2nd round TAF, and 3rd round ESM. I did this to keep track of the birds when loft flying and training. Round 1 and 2 in one section and 3 in another section. I have been loft flying the birds in the evening about 2...
  2. General Discussions
    Hi, will someone tell me what routing means? I have seen people talking about their birds routing and I have no idea what they ate talking about. :confused:
  3. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I have a concept of what this is, but not sure exactly. How far do they go from home while routing compared with loft flying? Generally just out of sight versus normally in sight? How does it differ from loft flying? Happy flying, Nathan
  4. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    How far can I expect my birds to fly or travel while routing when released to fly from the loft?
  5. General Discussions
    they are flying around the loft for about 15-20 min.. i have not seen them leave yet for a period of time.
  6. Training and Behavior
    Okay...so now I'm at the point that I need some advice (not that I haven't needed it all along!) I have fourteen young white homers that have been in my loft for three weeks tomorrow. I have been trap-training them since day three, and they seem to have a pretty good grasp of it. Every evening...
  7. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I talked to my mentor about this but I'm interested in others opinions as well... I let out my 5 young birds Saturday with a Satinette on a rainy day because a few of them were very strong on the wing and I wanted them to stick around. They walked around and even did like 4-5 circles around the...
  8. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Question: What is the average amount of loft flying until young birds start routing? Background: My birds are five months old. They have been loft flying for about 2 1/2 months. They trap perfectly. They fly every morning and twice a day on Saturday and Sunday. They have only been out of...
  9. General Discussions
    So today started off as just another day i got back from school around 2 in the afternoon and as always went to feed the pigeons. So i let my flyers out, which at this point in my colombific infancy means that i let my 4month old dragoon out, with my two pure white dragoons out to fly. This...
  10. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I have a team of ten young white homers which are 11 weeks old. they have been out of the loft flying nearly every day for 7 weeks. they started routing very well early on and would be gone out of sight for 30-45 mins but in the last week to ten days this has reduced drastically to the point...
  11. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    OK! So today was the first time that the homers were out! So... The 2 grizzels, and 1 white took off and disapeared out of sight and so i'm like oh sh--! and three others went onto my roof! so anyways, one hour later the three that were on my roof came down at my whistle, and then five minutes...
  12. General Discussions
    Hello all, I have been reading this forum for some time. I have never posted as I don't really have much to contribute... I'm just trying to absorb as much knowledge as I can. My grandfather used to raise homers (he raced out of central NJ) so that's where my interest comes from...
  13. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I had to go to the firehouse this morning, so before I left for work, I opened the loft to let my birds fly. They have been routing fairly well over the last week. Well, when they left the loft this morning, they headed high and in a hurry. They never even circled low over the loft, but I saw...
  14. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Hi, I read Snowbirds method of training --- very informative, thank you. Our birds (mostly white homers) have been released from loft several times over past three weeks. They are about 7 weeks old. Usually they fly around the house then settle on the ground or on the house roof. There...
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