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#1 User is offline   BANDIT 

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 10:16 AM

How long should the hens and cocks exercise each day....do they have to do an hour twicw a day like some say.

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 10:48 AM

When FIT they will do that themselves.

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 11:09 AM

come on roundabout flyers let me know how long your birds are loft flying a day...

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 12:34 PM

my cocks fly crap 20 mins if I'm lucky

hens 45 mins to and hour easily

bit diff this year though with been at a new location...hens go away whether they are flying or sitting at the old loft who knows :emoticon-0136-giggle:

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 12:38 PM

Both my hens and cocks just want back in the loft twenty mins. if that.

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 12:44 PM

The reason im asking is when mine were paired and rearing ybs they flew min 40 plus minutes twice a day...now lucky to get 15 minutes or less.

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 12:50 PM

View PostBANDIT, on 18 April 2017 - 12:44 PM, said:

The reason im asking is when mine were paired and rearing ybs they flew min 40 plus minutes twice a day...now lucky to get 15 minutes or less.

Sounds about right......ml this year mine are doing 40 to 50 mins but that's unusual.....the differance perhaps this year is I am feeling in troughs and removing after they have had their fill rather than individual box feeding

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 14:25 PM

View PostBANDIT, on 18 April 2017 - 13:44 PM, said:

The reason im asking is when mine were paired and rearing ybs they flew min 40 plus minutes twice a day...now lucky to get 15 minutes or less.

Same here mate,were a pleasure to watch,now I'm getting more exercise than them.

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 15:06 PM

Feeding to fly round about is something hard to get right for them to exirsise af found give a light feed 1 hour before you let them out they fly better i was getting 1hour easy cocks & hens onest a day but onest they have had a race or been pout into a basket it takes a couple of days to get them into there system again

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 15:10 PM

View PostKing billy 2, on 18 April 2017 - 15:06 PM, said:

Feeding to fly round about is something hard to get right for them to exirsise af found give a light feed 1 hour before you let them out they fly better i was getting 1hour easy cocks & hens onest a day but onest they have had a race or been pout into a basket it takes a couple of days to get them into there system again

Yeah Tam really Wednesday before I get any proper work out of them tbh

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 15:13 PM

View Postgeordie1234, on 18 April 2017 - 15:10 PM, said:

Yeah Tam really Wednesday before I get any proper work out of them tbh
that's when you start giving them the good feeding geo lol

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 15:20 PM

View PostKing billy 2, on 18 April 2017 - 15:13 PM, said:

that's when you start giving them the good feeding geo lol

Barley and beans mon to sunday Tam lol

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 16:54 PM

Cocks have been flying for an hour and 20 mins but only because a peregrine was here soon after they went out and a sparrowhawk had a go at them as they came in to land. They have now fcukd off and who could blame them.

Normally mine will fly for 20-25 mins in a batch then land a start striking of in ones and twos and I leave them doing that for half an hour. Hens have been hit or miss (more miss than hit).
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 19:38 PM

I fly cocks and hens to there own section so not really roundabout
My hens flew for 1 hr 5 mins this morning the cocks 40 mins then down and after 15 mins they went for 30 mins more
I think the hens will fly more once the weather warms up

Yesterday they flew around 40 mins each

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 19:39 PM

View Postneila, on 18 April 2017 - 19:38 PM, said:

I fly cocks and hens to there own section so not really roundabout
My hens flew for 1 hr 5 mins this morning the cocks 40 mins then down and after 15 mins they went for 30 mins more
I think the hens will fly more once the weather warms up

AM no sure you want them to be flying more

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 07:20 AM

Anywhere between 25 minutes and one hour twice a day - it probably averages out at 40 to 45 minutes twice a day

The problems we're having at the moment are the inconsistency of the cocks - and considering racing hens only

First race (55 miles) 5 hens home before we got one cock
Second race - 9 hens home before we got one cock

Does anybody race cocks and hens on alternate weeks? So that the opposite sex is waiting at home

We have 6 spare hens - so they have no boxes to race to - and so far these have performed the best of all of them! Thrown in with 3 x 12 year old cocks retired from the stock loft for 10 minutes before basketing. The hens have never been paired up before

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 07:34 AM

View Postdal2, on 18 April 2017 - 19:39 PM, said:

AM no sure you want them to be flying more



I don't really but when I increase the food or type of food they will towards the end of the week. 45 mins once a day is fine with me

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 08:19 AM

Does any of the fanciers roundabout birds just fly for 15 to 20 minutes or less twice a day and win..

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 10:02 AM

View PostBANDIT, on 19 April 2017 - 08:19 AM, said:

Does any of the fanciers roundabout birds just fly for 15 to 20 minutes or less twice a day and win..



I think mine would if I let them out twice a day when the races get longer but I prefer to have them out just once a day I don't always let them out on a Monday and never on a Sunday

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 16:20 PM

View PostBANDIT, on 19 April 2017 - 08:19 AM, said:

Does any of the fanciers roundabout birds just fly for 15 to 20 minutes or less twice a day and win..

Mine do 15 mins at most (cocks) out once a day but up and down for a couple of hours open hole.fed in midday.Won 2 firsts 2 secs.and a 3 rd.(3 races this year).Hens going a lot better at home, will see the first race for them this coming weekend. Cocks only ever see hens on return from a race.Hens trap to own loft all week and cock loft race days.(Lofts are side by side)

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