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*Video* How to Band Baby Racing Pigeons

*Video* How to Band Baby Racing Pigeons Here is a great video on how to properly band baby racing pigeons. Although this may be a beginner topic it is a very important one. This video will show you how to…

Pigeon Racing Essentials

Pigeon Racing Essentials Air Good ventilation and freedom from dampness. Water Fresh and in clean vessels. Food Sound food, rationally fed. Control Exercise, trapping, feeding and basket work at right time. Feeding. Winter mixture: 50% barley, 20% wheat, 20% maize,…

Beginner’s Handbook Conclusion

Beginner’s Handbook Conclusion You now have been introduced to the sport of pigeons. We have shown you a few of the basics. We have also taken you through one entire year in the lives of your birds. It might very…

After the Breeding and Racing Seasons

After the breeding season After your breeders have produced the youngsters to your race team, they should be stopped from raising any more young ones. Some fliers separate the pairs, while others take the real eggs away and let the…

Culling the weak

Culling the weak If you don not race your pigeons with a club, it is still very important that your train out your youngsters. You must weed out the “duds” or else you soon will have pigeons overflowing out of…

Pigeon Training – Training Down the Road

Pigeon Training – Training down the road When your birds have molted their 3rd flight feather, they are finally ready to take down the road. They should be taken in the same direction from which your local club is flying.…

Training Your Birds

Training Your Birds After the birds have been outside for a proper amount of time, they should be called into the loft. This is done by whistling and shaking the feed can. Just as a lion tamer uses a whip…

Settling Your Youngsters

Settling Your Youngsters Many fanciers take their squeakers outside the loft when they re 4 weeks old. They are too young to fly and cannot fly away. The youngsters will sit on the landing board and become familiar with their…

Hatching

Hatching The first egg will begin to pip after 17 days. The squeaker uses an egg tooth to hammer his way out of the egg. One day later, he will crawl out of his shell. After the first one is…

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