To start with I have looking at Pigeon-Talk for some time now and think the people here are a great bunch of people. I've been out of racing for about 40 years now. A friend I just found out has some homers and rollers and he asked me to help him. He has been feeding chicken feed for two years so he wouldn't have to buy the grit and the more expensive seed mix. I've told him if he is going to get into it more and start breeding them he needs to start with the right feed. Can you just start them with the right feed or should they be taken off the chicken feed slowly so it's not as big of a shock to their system? In trying to help him I'm getting the strangest urge to get back into the birds.