I do not disagree with you, however the key word's here are "let them fly".ALWAYS let them fly (preferably loft flying so not to further stress them) the day after a hard race or training toss. If not, all the lactic acid built up in their muscles will not be burned off, and their muscles will become stiff and sore, taking them longer to recover. Give them a little honey in the water upon return to help relax them as well as give them a energy boost. Electrolytes are great as well. The day after the race I always like to give mine a nice bath if the weather is nice. It helps get a load of stress off of them, and the salts are good for their feathers
I dont know the age, as they are not my birds, but a friends.How old are the birds? Are they young?
If they are young, forcing young birds to fly, before the 10th flight appears, is painful and may cause them permanent damage or dislike of flying...as per Jerry at Foy's Pigeon Supply.
Yep. All I do is open the door and tell them "if you want, you can come out". If they show no interest, I just close the door.I do not disagree with you, however the key word's here are "let them fly".
I tried to shake my bird off the landing board, before I found out what was going on.
If you have ever been in a marathon or cross country and cramp up, the last thing I wanted my coach to say was "your training tomorrow"