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who amongst pb members has the smallest yb team. i have twenty ,with another on an 07 ring and 4 inthe nest. i hope to start training next week...send 6-12 a week to most races....have something for dunbar in september... and 6 yearling cocks for next year. am i being to optimistic? and if so how long til i'm 'wiped out? (ok)

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My yb team for this year was 6. Though now down to 4 as 2 are in basket injured, dont know if hawk has been after them. 1 damaged keel other damaged wing.

 

sorry to hear that..i don't think anyones going to be lower than 6..but are you planning to race the 4?

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I have ten (at the moment ) been to 10 miles ok. Got to first race last year with 14 and raced to coast and finished with 12. Hope I can do same this year.

 

good luck to you.mine had their first today(5 miles) all back ok (ok)

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at what age (weeks) should young birds be able to cope with a 5 mile and 10 mile training session

 

I seem to be having problems with 9 week old birds at 5 miles, flying in groups of 6 birds

 

kev

I wouldn't train at 9 weeks although I know it can be done. The best way to judge is if the birds have been ranging freely for about an hour.  

 

 

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at what age (weeks) should young birds be able to cope with a 5 mile and 10 mile training session

 

I seem to be having problems with 9 week old birds at 5 miles, flying in groups of 6 birds

 

kev

 

ther are probably more experienced fanciers for this one...but for me its stages. stage 1) settle ybs into loft with accsess to trap surrounded by a settling cage. 2) when group is settled and used to going in and out of trap, select a day and open door on settling cage so they can go in/out at will. 3) when birds are flying as a bunch take away settling cage. 4) fly open hole for a part of the day ( eg open trap after am ob exersize and close at lunch) watch for birds to 'disappear' soon after release (roaming) for at least 1/2 hour ,once they've been roaming for at least a week then. 5) gather as many good luck charms as you can and start training. each stage could take 10-14 days. my team are all 4 monthes old at least but i'm sure at 9 weeks (done right) its possible

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Spin Cycle whose your federation. We while be at DUNBAR in september, but if we get a race like last saturday (Peterbor Fed) numbers will be very low. I brought in 40 youngsters lost 22 (training etc)down to 18  sent 17 now down to 15.

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