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Feeding Before A Race

#1 User is offline   PIGEON_MAN 

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 18:52 PM

I was reading in the VERSELE-LAGA catalogue where it says give 15g of corn on the day of basketing, anyone use their feeding system,certainly doesn,t seem much to me,any views on this.

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 18:55 PM

View PostPIGEON_MAN, on 14 April 2011 - 18:52 PM, said:

I was reading in the VERSELE-LAGA catalogue where it says give 15g of corn on the day of basketing, anyone use their feeding system,certainly doesn,t seem much to me,any views on this.


Have heard of some people who don't feed their pigeons at all on basketting day.

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 19:00 PM

good feed in morning and a light feed in the afternoon ;)
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Posted 14 April 2011 - 19:56 PM

fit pigeons will eat very little foodPosted Image

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 20:36 PM

you cant go to work on an empty stomach :emoticon-0126-nerd:

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 21:06 PM

fit and healthy pigeons eat very little its the way they are fed up to the race :emoticon-0127-lipssealed:

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 21:44 PM

View Postdemolition man, on 14 April 2011 - 19:56 PM, said:

fit pigeons will eat very little foodPosted Image

Same as fit women :emoticon-0136-giggle:

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 07:25 AM

View Postyeboah, on 14 April 2011 - 22:44 PM, said:

Same as fit women :emoticon-0136-giggle:


I don't feed the birds on the day of basketing, up till Thursday night basketing then normal feed in the morning and light feed at night

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 15:29 PM

even runners load up carbs on the day before a race,so for me having nothing to eat from a friday morning to a sat lib the birds have got to be hungry and low on fuel,even when you feed late on a night feel the birds crop in the morning nothing or very little in jmo but as me uncle used to say all roads lead to rome

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 16:57 PM

with the racing just starting i have food in hopper ver near 24 7.
1st fed eatbourne 9th nat 1st fed ypres 18th nat1st fed marlborough 19th nat 1st fed ypres 8th nat 1st fed maidstone 16th nat 1st fed yb open newark 1st fed yb nat

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 23:34 PM

i just give them their normal feed on day of basketing but in the morning and depending the race distance give them a light feed just before basketing?
im a believer that you wouldnt go to work on an empty stomach or eaten to much either




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Posted 20 April 2011 - 18:31 PM

We fill up the hoppers and pots on friday morning, and remove about midday. After thursdays feed they do not eat very much but its there if they want it. I cant understand sending birds hungry to any race.
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Posted 25 April 2011 - 13:57 PM

My roundabout pigeons have corn at them all the time.(cocks and hens). Sometimes depurative, sometimes light mix, sometimes maples and beans..on a Thursday night after flying they each get a hopper full of widowhood mix and I don't go back in the loft till basketing on Friday...end of the day it's whatever works for the individual..and this certainly works for me...

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 07:47 AM

I Never feed on the day of Friday night basketing for a Saturday release. On Thursday night basketing feed heavy a.m. and a light feed p.m. 4-5 hours before basketing. They get fed in the basket by the liberator Friday afternoon for a Saturday liberation.

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 09:25 AM

if race likely to be liberated b4 10am i feed half feed before 12 midday basketing day.
i race natural system.
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