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Pigeon Racing, Preparing Before the Race

“The race starts days before clock in” What does “preparing before the race” mean? Preparing before the race means preparing your birds for the type of race they will compete. This article does not cover “setting up” or different psychological…

Pigeon Racing Systems; The Pros and Cons of Each

Old Birds Old bird systems are designed around motivation.    Cocks and hens are motivated by their love for home (security, food, shelter), their nest box, their mate, their eggs, etc. Natural system This system allows for the birds to mate…

Are Pigeons as Smart as Monkeys?

Are Pigeons as Smart as Monkeys? By Joseph Castro Published December 23, 2011 | LiveScience Pigeons may not be so bird-brained after all, as scientists have found the birds’ ability to understand numbers is on par with that of primates.…

Condition and Form In Racing Pigeons

Condition and Form In Racing Pigeons Form in General If you have ever studied power lifting training is designed to allow an athlete to peek his performance on the day or just shortly before the day of competition. This is…

Pigeon Training Methods From Hilsea Lofts

Pigeon Training Methods From Hilsea Lofts The question of training is largely a question of muscle and motion. Muscle develops or degenerates almost exactly in proportion to the amount of work they have to do. With a strong and vigorous…

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,…

Classifying Injuries in Racing Pigeons

Classifying Injuries in Racing Pigeons This section covers injuries to birds. Unfortunately, it’s the nature of racing and training that our birds covering the distance that they do will incur injuries. We have to remember that we manage a stable…

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