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Space Age Ventilation – Loft Atmosphere

Space Age Ventilation – Loft Atmosphere On a visit ten years ago the Hungary to the city of Kaposyar, I met the well known German pigeon photographer Gerhard Schlepphorst. Several times we talked at length about which fanciers in Germany…

Double Widowhood Part 4

Double Widowhood Part 4 As stated before, my first priority is to separate the hens as quickly as possible and wean the youngsters to their own compartment. Once this is achieved then I can start to cut back on the…

Double Widowhood Part 3

Double Widowhood Part 3 The last point I discussed was just prior to training the old birds for racing. It is imperative that the young birds be weaned as soon as possible. Only then will we see the dramatic boost…

Double Widowhood Part 2

Double Widowhood Part 2 I now realize that there are very few principles in this sport to which you need to strictly adhere. Be as innovative as you possibly can be and try to find out what works for you.…

Double Widowhood Part 1

Double Widowhood Part 1 I would like to first of all talk about some of the benefits of the widowhood system, then the choice of birds, the loft and fittings and finally feed and care. I have raced the double…

Darkening System Pre and Post Race Season

Darkening System Pre and Post Race Season Adding Light Two weeks before the first race, I make another change and put the birds on sixteen hours of light. The birds wake to a natural sunrise, but I turn lights on…

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