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  1. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I am not sure if you will find this helpful but it is a great free tool to use to help train our birds. You can record all your training tosses from one year to the next. Help decide where you should train based on your competition. The first video is how I use it. The second is how to make your...
  2. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Hi Everyone! I decided to get back into racing pigeons after a 30 year break :) I had a loft back when I was 15. I have two young sons now and decided this would be a great experience for them and an opportunity of me to "pick-up where I left off". I built a small "loft" about 6'X6'x8' and...
  3. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Unlike some landing boards and traps, commercially available Sputniks have small landing boards an no room for a settling cage. Those of you using Sputniks how do you train your young birds to the trap?
  4. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    What benefit could I expect from tossing young birds as singles? From what distances? And at what point in the training process would you do this? I am two weeks from the first race and I'd like my birds to start coming a little faster. Wondering if this is a way to do that? Or if I would...
  5. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Tossed my birds yeaterday from 3 miles. 9 of 14 came back 5 are missing. i am hoping they will be back today. seems these 5 can win a race against some pretty fast snails. birds on the other hand may be a problem LOL. it was interesting when i released them the 9 were flying in circles...
  6. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I have a two part question. I have seven birds that I have been training with a number of tosses at five miles. They go and come as a flock and do okay. Question (1) should I release them in say five minute increments or so to see what they can do on their own (at some time they are going to get...
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