Me and my Dad were thinking of letting our racers all raise a baby or 2 before the race season starts in the middle of April. This is our first season of old birds so all of our birds are 2008's, we will be racing 5 pair and a few extra hens. I was wondering what some of you would recommend as to when to put the racing cocks and hens togather to do this. I want to let them all raise a baby before the season to hopefully strengthen there love for home and also so they do not have to try to raise a baby during the season since it would take away from there energy levels to race. Should we let them raise a baby right away and then let them rest before racing starts? Any of your thoughts and recommendations would be greatly appreciated as always.