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  1. Training and Behavior
    Hey fellows ! I am relatively new to raising pigeons so I want to relate some of my experience and ask some questions: Regarding the training, mine, after being "jailed" in a loft outside for 2-3 weeks seem to find their home easily after being released without any training needed. They seem to...
  2. Training and Behavior
    Has anyone trained flying from the opposite direction? We race from the south, southwest but I work in the east. It's about a 20 mile toss. I can obviously get more tosses in going the wrong direction and fewer in the right. Is this a bad thing?
  3. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi! I found an unbanded Portuguese tumbler that let me pick him up. And after a trip to the vet I have decided to keep him. He is possibly around 6months old. Where is the best place to put his cage in my apartment? How long should I let him adjust in his cage? What are some trust building...
  4. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Does anybody know good weather apps or websites to use for wind direction and predictions ?
  5. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    HI everyone, hope to get some advise. I am just starting out pretty new to the sport of pigeon racing. I have been to 20 miles with my team there iis some mountain ranges just beyond 20 miles what is the best way of training around these obstacles and also how far do you go each drop when moving...
  6. General Discussions
    Hello All: Does anyone have the name of a good vendor that sells a good quality training crate? Thanks Greenwayterracelofts
  7. General Discussions
    I have a problem with one new young pigeon.. On release after several weeks in my loft.. she flew with my flock up to my roof.. but was frightened by a tree growing near the roof.. so would not land… Instead she kept flying vertically up and up.. very high alone… then suddenly flew off in a...
  8. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello all, I adopted a rescued (injured) homer (April) about a month and a half back. We were bonding wonderfully — she would let me hold her and give her neck scritches etc. — until quite recently. She now seems to want nothing to do with me and will puff up, coo and peck at me viciously when...
  9. Training and Behavior
    Hello guys, So my pair of toghie tumblers had a baby a few days ago. My question is, how would I train it when I only have one bird to train? I only have one breeding pair so it will be a few weeks before I have more babies to train. So can I train one bird alone? And if so, how would I go...
  10. Training and Behavior
    Any one flying catalonian tumblers, Im curious on how there trained ( droppers or by feed like rollers) and whats the minimum amount birds needed for kit of catalonian's. Cant find much info online, any experience information with these birds will appreciated.:)
  11. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Hi, I have started toss to my YB. I am confused that whether my training is not correct or their bloodline :( I have tossed them upto 40KM yet. Following are details, but on last toss (40KM) they took 1 hour to return home. I will toss from same location again, but I think 1 hour is too much...
  12. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Hi, I have started training for this season :) I need advice on what is best to train. In past , for loft training. I use to fly them (e.g. 15 min) then 2 min rest and then fly for 10-15 min and this activity goes for 4-5 circuits. Now I realize that racing pigeons should have good stamina to...
  13. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Is 75 miles in 21/2 hours bad or good or ok. How many ypm is that. Or do I want to know was training with another member so they needed to break off.
  14. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I've had pigeons since 2008 but I've always just raised them and watched them fly around the neighborhood (roaming radius 1/8 mile). I'd like to get into training them to home longer distances. The problem is I don't know how to catch them inside the coop without causing them to fly around...
  15. General Discussions
    What I mean by manage is, providing them with enough food to be satisfied when they run out. So that the bulk of their feeding is more or less scheduled as opposed to "grazing" Currently I heap about 2 medicine cups of feed and I switch it out every other day. There's plenty of seed left that...
  16. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Can anyone tell me why most (or so it seems) clubs drive the birds South so that they fly North to get home?? Is there something about this, or just what I see talked about? (Does everyone train and fly this way??)
  17. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I've built a tall training perch and I've got a target stick and clicker ready to start training. I occasionally give her millet and veggies in her cage. Strangely enough she will attack her millet spray and eat what's left on the floor in her cage unless she's on her high perch (which then she...
  18. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello just wondering how you go about traning a pigion to come back when called. Also what are some ok treats to give them?
  19. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Not sure if this is the right place or not. But i was wondering how to go about training a pigeon to com on command? I mean like you let them out to fly outside how would you get them to come back when its time? (Right now there only allowed to fly around in my room for fear of them never coming...
  20. General Discussions
    Hello everybody! How you're doin'? I've never read anything over the net about this type of racing that is being held for decades or centuries in Punjab, India. Does any other state or country practise this type of racing of homing pigeons??? Can someone give me any links or what so ever??? I...
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