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  1. neila

    Feed on return

    Sounds perfect that mate
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    Feed on return

    What’s members feed Saturday and Sunday On Saturday I feed energy mix and diet with beyers grits and mineral then Sundays third oz energy mix/diet then hopper of barley . i add Gemthepax if it’s over a 3 hour fly or under 1300ypm I used to feed some yb mix or something with a few peas but changed to the energy mix/diet a couple of years ago ,I don’t feed any peas or beans for racing now days Interesting to see what others do
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    First race

    Cocks mainly and a few of there hens . Bit like widowhood but not strict kind of semi widowhood for now
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    First race

    Cheers mate that’s kind of you I have had a bit of luck I think I was gutted to lose him loft flying he was 2nd combine last year I don’t always send to combines as I’m not keen on certain things so it was pleasing to get him . He has been a real good honest racer then 2 days later I lost a yearling hen . i lost a yearling hen off the loft 2 days before him that raced as a baby but not this year but I didn’t really see the warning signs .The thing that was strange is in both circumstances the other birds were not scared ( like after a BOP) or marked by wires as I thought with the east winds maybe that was the reason as I do have pylons about 1/2 mile away over the fields . i am still looking for him every day but I know he’s gone really thanks you your post mate
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    First race

    Going well so far had 3 short races lost 1 yearling racing and one real good cock at home that’s won a good few races I imagine a pylon or falcon can’t think what else
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    First race

    We start a week earlier this year not great training weather this last 10-12 days luckily I was on nights the two weeks before and we had summer like temperature to train in But I can see the birdage way down Anyone else starting this weekend
  7. neila

    Training

    👍 good luck
  8. neila

    Training

    So far so good here 7 tosses for the cocks 5 for the hens out to 25 miles , just 2 weeks to the first race as we start early this year looks like it’s going to turn cold again next week anyone else training when do you all start the season
  9. How many training tosses do fanciers give there yearling widowhood cocks to there hens
  10. Anyone selling a small stall trap I just want to extend my current one by adding a smaller one lwill pay for the item plus postage
  11. Any one help with knowing where you can get the little springs that go on the wooden stall trap . Can seem to find any light enough for the pigeon weight and one of my stalls springs are rusting and a couple snapped completely is there a name for these that are used in other mechanical work
  12. neila

    Bamfords super fly

    Is he Belgium corn more expensive as they like us have to import most of the seeds like Dari maize etc then export to us where the Uk corn is only Imported once ? Or is it due to the grade of say Maize do VL buy a higher more expensive corn than Bamfords
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    Bamfords super fly

    I know what you mean Alex souths feeds do a low protein version in Gerry about £15.40 so £3.50 cheaper
  14. Any members used this mix to 250 miles I normally use Gerry as a base but looking at cheaper alternatives.
  15. neila

    Feeding

    It does help time wise Alex particularly when there are youngsters to get out and hens
  16. neila

    Feeding

    I feed similar Alex any protein done by Monday morning if not Sunday . Instead of dupurative I just put half gerry half barley . I don’t let the birds out to Tuesday evening anyway as I know they wouldn’t want to do to much ,it’s Tuesday when I swop to full gerry they may fly 30 mins at times on a Tuesday night other times close to a hour ( first loft fly of the week) but I don’t worry either way as by Thursday night they are doing a shift . My old birds only go out of the loft for 75 mins 3 days a week . I started the system to fit in with my work but I wouldn’t change it now like you if I had them out Sunday Monday on this diet I doubt they would do 20 mins
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    Feeding

    I think your right Bluey as some do feed the same mix each week I just think proteins early in the week are better as it’s high carbs you need for the race . I haven’t fed a pea or bean after Monday for a good few years now I fact I normally only feed them Sunday if at all , it had to have been a tough race for me to do so . in the past when I flew south from 300-500 I fed more beans and peas and the birds came well but were found wanting on the sprint races. Now I only fly to 360miles I find can get good results from carbs and increased fats
  18. neila

    Protein grain

    Anyone know what grain has a high protein level but small and easily digestible and not over they top high in fat like sunflower etc would it be mung beans ?
  19. neila

    Feeding

    Makes sense Alex protein to carbs to carbs/fats slough getting the percentage right is the tricky bit
  20. neila

    Feeding

    Yes mine are separated they have eggs I take them hen away cocks with the box hen on a v fly them like that all week saturday both traps are open . Then I spilt them Saturday night or Sunday morning . They always have a fair time together I tend to put protein in the diet sunday Monday I may put 25per cent breeding corn into the gerry , if it’s a blow home I put 25 per cent barley go the gerry instead then depending on the race some hemp sunflower etc wendnesday night or if a east one Thursday night although I do wonder if it makes a great deal of difference
  21. neila

    Feeding

    What’s member plans for feeding during the old bird season I use gerry plus normally but add some barley or yb mix to it sunday and Monday depending on the race race they have had and then just gerry and some fat seeds from Wednesday night with a increase in amounts fed Wednesday and Thursday pretty basic for me
  22. Cheers I will check that out
  23. Cheers mate it’s not a grain I have noticed before and no info easy to find
  24. Anyone know how yellow Dari is different to red or white only I have seen it in VL super winner looks a nice light mix but haven’t come across yellow Dari from memory
  25. I will have a look at the product thanks
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