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Can anyone of you guys tell me who selects the feed when we send pigeons to the distance races?  In all the years I've been in the game, I can't recollect ever seeing  what our pigeons will be fed during the long time they are in transport. Is it left to the convoyers or what? In my own case, which some may think, rather unusual., maize is not fed. I will go further by saying,  99%  of my birds even if hungry would not pick maize up. So surely one of our concerns should be to have the "menu" posted up before procedings start. This could be a very important factor regarding distance racing, or even inland racing (holdovers) when one thinks about it. I'm sure some of the smart arses out there know what is fed exactly. Whereby, plenty of us don't.        

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I think the committee of the organising body pick the feed.

It should be published so members know what their birds are going to be fed.

I think the organisation I am a member of feeds Versa Laga--Best all round. Not my choice but I seem stuck with it.

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most seem to just give a mid range widowhood mix, prob just picked up by convoyer or race controller!

 

Phil

"seem"  "probably" and "mid range"   WHY DON'T  YOU JUST SAY:- "I DONT REALLY KNOW!" lol

 

 

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I think the committee of the organising body pick the feed.

It should be published so members know what their birds are going to be fed.

I think the organisation I am a member of feeds Versa Laga--Best all round. Not my choice but I seem stuck with it.

 

would suit me down to the ground as i feed VL best all round anyway

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do you not thinkit will be the cheapest off cheap economy mix to subsidie the entrants in the race that week    .....thats my opinion

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Having convoyed for a season, I can say that we gave a good quality mix. On extended holdovers, if we didn't have enough with us (limited storage space) we would have to get what we could at lib. location, be it France or UK.  As far as the amount given,  it's down to the discretion of the convoyer.  As a pigeon fancier, I was able to make a judgement, based on when the birds were last fed, what time of day it was, when would lib. likely to be, how hungry the birds seemed, and the number of birds in the individual basket.  Of course, a lot of convoyers are not fanciers, and I suspect don't always do the right thing.

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Can anyone of you guys tell me who selects the feed when we send pigeons to the distance races?  In all the years I've been in the game, I can't recollect ever seeing  what our pigeons will be fed during the long time they are in transport. Is it left to the convoyers or what? In my own case, which some may think, rather unusual., maize is not fed. I will go further by saying,  99%  of my birds even if hungry would not pick maize up. So surely one of our concerns should be to have the "menu" posted up before procedings start. This could be a very important factor regarding distance racing, or even inland racing (holdovers) when one thinks about it. I'm sure some of the smart arses out there know what is fed exactly. Whereby, plenty of us don't.        

 

a very good question,,,,in my opinion the exact" menu" should be made known to all the members of the various clubs ,feds,and  nationals ,,,,,,,,,well b4 the race

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