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  1. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello It looks like I'm experiencing YBS in my loft, all rescue feral pigeons, six have died and 11 left. Some skinny birds, the one's that are in a worse condition are having crop's full of water that won't empty. They all have very watery poop with green like rice pieces and some have...
  2. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Haven't had birds since I was a kid. Family recently got out of town and into a the country.. so, naturally, the second thing I did was get a loft rigged up and some birds! As a kid, always wanted to fly homers, but, just no-one flying in the small rural town I grew up in. Had show birds with...
  3. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    i have around 11 pigeons that wont enter the coop. something tried to get in possibly a raccon? it dug at some of the insulation i have. they will land on roof. but wont go in. they fly land fly land. they will do this untill dark. then just sit on the roof of my house. any tips?
  4. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    worst year for racing so far for my club. 2 smash races so far. solar flares anyone:confused:
  5. General Discussions
    hello everyone can 5 pairs of racing pigeons breed 3 rounds of eggs (30ybs) from january to may
  6. General Discussions
    hello everyone theres is about 4 cats around me and i think 2 are pets and 2 are wild i only ever had 2 pigeon die from a cat 1 was a fantail and 1 was a young tumbler so how would i get rid of cats my new loft is going to be a bit of the hed converted and it is right beside a wall next to the...
  7. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    hello everyone i decieded to start racing next year i know lots about just keeping pigeons but nothing more so heres a few questions how many young birds should i keep? can i race only ybs? when does yb season start ? when should i start breeding ybs? how far do i have to train them i think the...
  8. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    can some one give me a write up on how to lighten or darken birds? from start to finish. when to breed when to start light when to take away. I have looked everywhere online and can not find a good one. My first race is 3rd week in august and I have ybs that are weaned and ones that just...
  9. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    is there anywhere online where it teaches you how to darken your ybs? from begging till the end. dont feel like buying a 60 dollar dvd. thanks or can someone do a write up?
  10. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    My clubs annual Futurity race. One of the cheapest races i have see. 15 dollars per bird and no perch fee. I would be able to take a few birds this year from PT members if they wanted. This will be my 3rd year flying so wish me luck. 2014 SOUTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN RACING HOMER SHOW AND AUCTION...
  11. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    just got results from first race.. top 20 percent is not bad i geuss for a start. My first race station is 156 miles and i only trained to 80 miles so not bad.
  12. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I have two 2013 ybs starting body molt is that normal?
  13. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    would anyone be interested in donating ybs for me and my buddy this race season? I dont think i am going to be able to breed enough birds for me and my buddy. This will be my 2nd year flying ybs and my Friends first year. I only ask here becuase lst year my club breed me around 30 ybs and i...
  14. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I was just looking through some birds on a website and the price of the bird was $400 and part of the description says, " this bird will make a great addition to your yb team". Do people really fly birds that cost this much? I don't mind paying that much but not to possibly have it get lost or...
  15. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    trapped a pigeon the other day...its band number is arpu 2012 26031 anyone knows who it belongs too?
  16. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    today was our last day of racing...we had 10 races and i started off with 65ish birds and finished with around 17 birds...we had a last 350 mile race with north west winds and so far no birds home tonight...hoping birds will be back by tommrow...
  17. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    just got race report back and wanted to share....this is my second time in the top 10 percent..... WinSpeed-1 ROCK RIVER RACERS 09/24/12-19:40 Weekly Race Report Page 1...
  18. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    my first year racing and in the 3rd week i got a 6th place finish yeah.... WinSpeed-1 ROCK RIVER RACERS 08/28/12-18:39 Weekly Race Report Page 1 Open and Sportsman Category...
  19. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    so my longest toss was probably at around 60 miles...and my first race was at 160 then 200 then 230....and i started at 50 and have around 25 left. so for about 1/3 of my birds there first toss was 60 then 220 or 230...and around 1/2 made them home so i guess that's not too bad is it? and im...
  20. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    i started off with around 65 ybs...3rd week of racing and down to about 25...on a good note im almost positive i got either first place or for sure top 10 percent this race weekend at about 230 miles...
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