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  1. 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...
  2. 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?
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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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