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  1. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Hi, Newbie here. I've bought 4 young birds from a local company here which import birds from the US. I don't know how old they were, but 2 of them still got yellow strands of hair in their heads and still squeaking. My question is: how long do I lock them up in the loft before I let them out...
  2. Training and Behavior
    Hi, Newbie here. I've bought 4 young birds from a local company here which import birds from the US. I don't know how old they were, but 2 of them still got yellow strands of hair in their heads and still squeaking. My question is: how long do I lock them up in the loft before I let them out...
  3. Training and Behavior
    I started road training. I'm staying at 50 miles right now but for some reason the birds are coming back with muddy tail feathers etc indicating they hit water at some point of their flight. For 3 times now. One toss I separated the group by 10 minutes and the second batch caught up to the first...
  4. Loft Designs
    Looking for suggestions, on what I should enclose the top portion with. Any help would be greatly appreciated. How big of a landing board should I have?
  5. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    a friend of mine has asked me to ask he has 9 older birds that has flown before and 7 young birds that have not flown before. should he keep the young birds separate durring the training or fly them all together thank you for your help
  6. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Hi everyone, I have a few questions about young bird training for the coming 2014 year. 1. How many days a week do you loft fly? 2. How many days a week do you road train? 3. What time of the day do you train your birds (Morning/Afternoon)? What's better? 4. How do you release your birds...
  7. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Its about 2 weeks to First young bird race, at what millage should I be tossing from? Have gone to 51 miles and no losses, then went to 66 and lost more than half??
  8. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I've been training my birds down our race course and specifically concentrating on one spot with many different tosses. That spot is a natural location for my birds to break away from the flock and head east towards my loft. (most lofts are west from there). I feel like my training that way...
  9. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    So I have 8 young birds that range in age from 30 days to almost 4 months. I am loft flying them but they will not go anywhere, ( routing) They just land on the grass to feed or if I flush them to fly the land on the roof. How do you make them get up to get some exercise and learn the area?
  10. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    If homers are food driven....then why do mine ignore me when I know that are hungry? Please help with this scenario.... Third time to release, so the birds do know how to enter the loft. Yesterday... 9:30 am (lightly) fed birds (later than usual, because I slept in) 6:15 pm released 4 birds all...
  11. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Hello everyone, Our first YB race is September 11, 2010. I am a newbie at it and I am wanting suggestions on how to get my birds trained with the work schedule I have and with the current heat wave that Louisiana is currently under. I work from 6:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. M-F, and am usually...
  12. General Discussions
    I am getting weaned birds in a week or two from a breeder I met last week, and wanted some of you folks to share technics and opinions with me .I want to fly birds,not race them and need to decide the best way to loft train or loft fly my new ones.I will have a few racers and a couple of Iranian...
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