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20 miles once a week will not burn them out, you will want to bump that up once you get closer to racing season though to get them in shape. Sounds like you are off to a great start this YB season.
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Personally the sooner the better but the gas is a killer :) just loft train them, then when you go somewhere that you need to take them with you. Unless you are on a system which you have to train them early. Its going to be a long time until Yb season to train this early. Or just wait until 1month before the races to get going. Thats my suggestion Gas and 20miles dont mix :). But i would do it ifi had the chance this early. Im not to sure about burn out yet i havent had a long career in racing pigeons.
 

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Personally the sooner the better but the gas is a killer :) just loft train them, then when you go somewhere that you need to take them with you. Unless you are on a system which you have to train them early. Its going to be a long time until Yb season to train this early. Or just wait until 1month before the races to get going. Thats my suggestion Gas and 20miles dont mix :). But i would do it ifi had the chance this early. Im not to sure about burn out yet i havent had a long career in racing pigeons.
I work the direction of the course. I could take them with me every day if I wanted. Once it gets close to race season, Ill toss them further and more often. These little adventures once a week wont hurt though?
 

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I don't remember where I read it, but some fanciers road toss their birds 2 or 3 times a week. I don't race so I just loft fly them almost everyday. When I am in the mood and is now spring or summer I road toss them about once a week. I am not planning to road toss this year. I don't see the point for nonracers except to force the old birds to fly because once they are in mating mood, they don't want to fly long anymore.
 

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I work the direction of the course. I could take them with me every day if I wanted. Once it gets close to race season, Ill toss them further and more often. These little adventures once a week wont hurt though?
i would say twice or three times a week for 20 miles then build up farther..... and play with the feedings from heavy to light then you would see the diff... and once the birds has that mentally that everytime you put them on the crate and let loosed and be able to pen point which direction to go..... then you can jump start a distance to 100 to 200 or etc.. and thats how i test youngbird if they have strong homing instinct.....
 
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