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I just wanted to ask how long should i rest the breeders after feeding their 1st batch of youngsters? Because I'm worried about their condition after they fed their first batch of babies for about 25-30 days.. And i want to know the supplements for them to be ready for the next batch of youngsters.. thanks.. hope you can help me with this to improve my breeding program..!!!
 

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Usually the parents will start another round when babies are 14 days old, but if they are not in optimal health, I suggest you give them a break from breeding for a few months.

I would start by adding garlic clove to the water a couple of times a week, and also organic apple cider vinegar twice a week on different days, 2 tablespoon per gallon, if you have not been doing that for starters.

Make sure they have access to a good pigeon grit and pigeon seed.

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Thanks for the advice.. What I am doing is.. I use garlic with their drinking water during weekends only (sat & sun).. grits are always present and i remove it a day before hatching, because i heard that I have to remove it while feeding their young?.. Is it true? I believe that my breeders is in great condition before i breed them, so i just wanted to know, when can i start another batch of youngsters after the first batch? Can i start immediately after their young is separated from them? thank you so much..:)
 

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Thanks for the info.. I do have a healthy breeders.. So, if i have them healthy before breeding, when can i start the next batch after the first? thanks :)
they say to do no more than three, If my breeding birds have two in the nest, I will only breed twice, and then after that try to foster the eggs if time is right. I will give them a few months break and then perhaps let them hatch one egg before the end of the year. these are non racing birds Im talking about so racing has a time period for breeding so that may be different for you. up the protein in the seed for your breeders and medicate for canker before breeding.
 
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