I hope this finds everyone doing well. We are having computer problems with the laptop in the loft, it is overheating. I have got another one but haven't gotten up with Terry to get it programmed for Wincompanion. The birds have been loft flown all but 2 days last week and they are going on a 40 toss this morning. IF THE COMPUTER SHUTS DOWN I WILL MAKE A POST ON THE UPDATES SECTION IN WINCOMPANION "DON'T PANIC". We will get this fixed later today but remember Terry is 3 hours behind us. The birds are in great shape, I am very pleased with them and I think the race series will be a great one, I do have to admit after seeing some of the results last week I have concerns, but the races must go on. All entries are paid with the exception of 2 birds, and that breeder has told me he mailed the check, so we're moving forward. That will be 68 birds paid. We will send out a breakdown of the purse money later today or tomorrow. As of today only 3 birds have entered the Mayberry Money Madness, its not to late to get in, just call or text and let me know you want in. This pays 100% back and is winner take all to the first eligible bird in the clock. I'll talk to you soon. God Bless. Thanks Andrea and Jimmy
We are putting the Chip Rings on the birds today and Testing the clock and connection with Wincompanion. We will hand scan the birds as we chip them, to make sure everything is in order. The clocking order has nothing to do with nothing !!!!, only the order We caught them and scanned them. We will send out an email tonight to give an update and today's event.
Andrea and Jimmy
I hope this finds everyone doing well. We just wanted to give a quick update for the birds. We had 86 birds total for the 2017 year. At the last update one bird was missing, Sunday we pulled the 9th flights and are shutting them down for a few days. We had a hawk attack, 1 bird was killed and another hasn't returned since then. the breeders have been notified. We now have 83 birds settled in the loft and looking good. We will treat for respiratory and worm them again while they are shut down. This is a smaller group than we hoped for but we will handle them and race them just like we promised our breeders. We will also chip ring them while they are up and start posting on Wincompanion when they go back out. God Bless. Thanks Andrea and Jimmy
I hope this finds everyone doing well. We did a hands on inventory today, we only lost one bird while settling them. The owner has been called. This group is doing very well, we had a couple of the very young ones puff up for a day or too but all is good now. All birds have been out at least for a week and I will be pulling 9th flights next weekend. We are having rain here now so I will worm the birds tomorrow and not loft fly. We had 86 birds entered and 85 are still here and healthy. I would like to thank the breeders that chose to fly with us for helping us build this race a little more. I am waiting on a few more chip rings and I will be posting the loft flys on Wincompanion. God Bless. Thanks Andrea and Jimmy
I have had 3 breeders contact me this morning that shipped today and 2 more shipping next week. Some more need to ship after the 15th, so I am going to extend the cut of date til 5/31/2017. I know being a new race we are shipped to last and we will grow a little this year and every year in the future. I am having problems sending out emails with Mailchimp and as soon as their tech contacts me I will email all Breeders.
Birds are starting to come in now. Just picked up two groups at the post office this morning. The first birds that are here have been out 8 or 10 times. The second group are just finishing trap training and will go out in the next few days. Remember we accept birds until 5/15, so if you haven't signed up, get that done and lets make this one of the best races in the country.
Good Morning Breeders. We have had a mild winter here in North Carolina. The loft is ready for your birds. We are off to Las Vegas tomorrow for the Ipigeon Gala and will be returning on Sunday. We will start receiving birds on Monday the 20th of Feb. and take them thru May 15th. We are excited to be starting our 2nd year and to grow our race a little more. Remember we now have a 12 bird limit per flyer. Please contact us when you ship so we will be looking for the birds. God Bless.
Jimmy and Andrea
I have updated the awards that I know are secured. 2nd place average is still not awarded yet, $1000.00. And 3rd place bird has not been awarded yet, $1070.00. Mayberry Money Madness has not been claimed yet, $700.00 in the $100.00 race and $1000.00 in the $200.00 race, If this is not won it will be returned to the breeders. Thanks again for flying our race. The season was tough but we finished it. I wish all birds had finished but that was not meant to be this year. All returning breeders will get 6 complimentary perch fees for 2017 from us to say Thanks for supporting us the first year. Remember 2017 goes to a 12 bird limit. $100 per bird, 6 for $500, 12 for $1000. And there will be 2 avivation races, a 100 and a 150. In all my years of Flying I can say this has been the toughest year on returns nationwide I have ever witnessed.
Jimmy and Andrea
Yesterday morning 994 HOHC was on the landing board, returning from the 175. We now have 9 birds from 8 breeders flying the final race this Friday from 325. The birds have been loft flown everyday and will get 1 or 2 tosses this week. The birds are ready let's just hope the weather holds. If they trap slow today, dont worry they were fed twice yesterday and may stay out awhile.
We had 1 day bird from 275. Birds were held until 9 because of ground fog, but had plenty of time to return. We will continue to clock birds until Thursday the 20th at midnight and I expect the majority to come on in today. The final race will be Friday the 28th.