I was wondering how long before the first race most of you start loft flying and training birds? Our first race is March 30, so I started letting them out Feb 1st. I hope to start road training March 1st, is this too long before the season starts? I just want to have them ready in time, last year my job and weather didn't allow me to train the way I wanted so I'm starting early this year. How long can you keep a bird in shape for Old bird's?