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  1. Mine are looking well fed 1 beans 1 mixed peas 1 seed 2 barley Gemthepax on the food 3 days wheat germ oil 2 days and iodine in the water 2/3 days first time I have not used iodine during the moult only during the race season I will do it again . will worm them twice snd treat with para stop in December
  2. Bred 41 ended with 32 all had 3 races apart from 7 that had 1 race as I’m seeing if it matters that they only have one race as babies kept training on my 16 miles break point 3:4 times a week for 3 weeks after I stopped them As a I rule I send them to all but the last race or two but this year I wasn’t happy with the line the birds were on plus I kept reading of heavy losses so I played safe . It may be a mistake and I could have a team if thick pigeons that go down easily next year
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    The Moult.

    I am feeding 15 grams a mix of barley and seed before work and a mix of beans and peas after work to they start to mess about . I use 2 different oils twice a week each dried with provite and iodine in the drinker 2/3 days a week feather quality is really good so far
  4. Thanks for the feed back
  5. I have 2 teams Andy Both in small sections I am thinking of trying it on one team and keep the others on iodine a couple of times a week I may put t in the grub if I go for it as it’s not cheap
  6. Yes not cheap I don’t really understand how it works or what’s in it The bloke I spoke to said it’ keep his babies healthy last year
  7. Anyone use wonder pigeon on there youngsters A mate of mine said he thinks it’s good just wondered what other people honk if it’s I was thinking of trying it on the youngsters
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    That’s good mate Your need a few sprinters just to make it interesting while you preparing for the longer races
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    I can’t see it opening up either mate Will you get your old pigeons back or concentrate on the Thurso Lerwick type races be loads of options with the bicc going north more and talk of the new organisation flying north
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    Going to start my first round off next week They don’t seem to have roamed as good as other years only 20 mins but seem to fly around home more apart from one day when they went for 2 hours I know a fair few that are already at 25 miles with youngsters 4 weeks before the first race is enough for me as when I start I like to go often What’s everyone else doing
  11. I tried on some yearlings flew great at home looked the part but always just behind my widowhood cocks on race day . It may have been that I didn’t pick the right cocks to try it on otr my motivation tricks didn’t work I think your better off flying pigeons that have been paired and claimed a box they don’t have to have babies none of my racers ever do but I like them To have sat eggs for 2 weeks for
  12. Lovely birds really well bred
  13. That's really interesting Not a easy task I wish you all the best , be great to see how the season goes for you
  14. I never really thought about fanciers keeping racing pigeons on a island Do you have other fanciers would your nearest club be on the mainland ,it's interesting to see how you go about things that I would take for granted just like training
  15. Had the cocks 7 times to 15 mile as the crow flies hens 6 times ,didn't go for a few days as the wind is cold from the East and I don't want them in to many east winds Doing it in 16/17 mins I have one cock injured reluctant to fly but no sign of injury so I guess he clipped his wing flying low in the eat winds Cocks flying 50/60 mins hens do 75 mins and I have to call them down or they would go on Ybs starting to go out a few taking to the sky so far so good We start racing on the 8th may
  16. If the cocks have claimed a box put he hens in the closed half for a day ,then let the cocks in for a while why you stand guard after a while then let 2/3 pairs out together It takes the shock away from the yearling hens and while locked in with the cocks locked out he can seduce her without causing harm
  17. Blimey that's cold Been lucky here only two days of iced drinkers so far
  18. Credit to you Lindsay I love to see photos like these
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    They didn't have Mutine in when I went they had traditional moulting but I though I may as welll use Souths and save £3 a bag I bred onn Souths and farm beans and used there dupurative and barley all year so it's decent corn in my view
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    Im feeding pretty much the same as last year any fanciers feeding different to before ? Using south feeds moulting instead of VL though 4 parts moulting 1 part dupurative 1 part barley 1/2 part seed Hanfull hormoform Naturaline in the water 3 days Garlic oil on the grub 2 days wheatgerm oil 2 days dried with yeast and provite this year I put a ounce down in the morning and feed to they leave barley at night which isn't much as they normally still have a bit of food in the tray mid afternoon I know some good fanciers just moult out on dupurative , barley and a bit if seed there birds always moult great , I will have the courage to try it one year
  21. I had more than ever 41 weaned into two sections instead of 35 I lost 9 off the loft one Sunday out of the blue they had done 25 mins flying around the village then the team of 25 went didn't see a pigeon for 3 hours Another went later when roaming a week so so later I trained 17/18 times including 4 at 28 miles I Lost 2 training Anyway I had 28 to race All that was left After the first race I went training in the week had two with busted wings return home and 2 never returned I guess wires . That left me 24 to race I lost 2 ,culled 1 flew 6 races 15 birds to 6 races and 6 later May bred babies to 5 races and won 4 club races 2 fed races no darkness just on the normal natural system
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    I am 20 miles west of there Nice morning light west wind not much wind at all
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