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  1. Training and Behavior
    Seasons greetings to all, I released 12 of my pigeons for the first time on Christmas day, that's yesterday in New Zealand, after nearly 3 months settling into their new loft. The birds that were not born at my loft all returned last night. The other 6 (4 were born at my loft and 2...
  2. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    So here's what I have done so far. 1. Brought the 8 birds home to a 6x8x7(tall) loft with 12 perches and 6 nest boxes that are empty. 2. Kept them in for a week feeding them twice a day - about a cup for all 8 3. Opened the trap door to the landing board with a settling cage on it Thought I...
  3. General Discussions
    I let my group of homing pigeons out for the first time along with their loft mates a pair of German Owls. When i originally got them i didnt know of the GO'S usefulness as droppers. At first the homers scared me for a second because they flew around a little frantically landing on twigs way too...
  4. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I settled them for about 20 minutes in their settleing cage on the landing board, then opened up the trap and began calling them in. Im settleing 15 birds and have been calling them for over 10 minutes now and not a single one is comming in. Am i doing something wrong? I know it takes patience...
  5. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Yesterday I recived twenty (20) YBs that I purchased from another loft. I'm guessing they are about five weeks old. They have lost their down and some are able to fly up to some of the lower level perches. After vaccinating all of them I placed in the loft, one-by-one, through the Sputnik...
  6. General Discussions
    Hey guys, I am in the proccess of trap training my tipplers, but I have one quick question. If I place my tipplers on the landing board with food in the loft, they immediately pop in without any hesitation, but when I put them on the ground and put food in the loft they just start pacing back...
  7. General Discussions
    Hey guys, I recently added a trap door on my coop for my tipplers and IHF. So, I was wondering, is a 6 inch by 6 inch trap door would be big enough for the birds?(the birds CAN EASILY fit through the door) but is it too small? Also, how can I start trap training?(I have kept them for a month...
  8. General Discussions
    Here is my dilemma. I have recently acquired fourteen white homer squeakers. I would like to start trap training them as soon as possible, but I have questions about where I should put the trap. They are in the front right section of my loft, with a 3 foot by 3 foot aviary attached to the front...
  9. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I'm having trouble with my young birds this is my first year that I will be flying. At first they wouldn't eat but my mentor resolved this issue by telling me to put the feed on the floor in front of the feeder and that worked, but they have been eating everything except the corn for 2 days...
  10. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Just wanted to share!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lu3buOdnWAo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqMCXbuQpw4
  11. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    my pigeon is 6 weeks old. how should i go about in trap training him? whats the easiest and best method you have?
  12. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I have a quick question about the settling cage, trap training. When I put them out into the cage do I leave the trap closed until feeding time or do I let them come in as they please? I wasn't sure if the purpose was to see how quickly they trap or to just get them used to coming through the...
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