As we are winding down the acceptance period this week, please review your breeder list for any missing/injured/dead birds and replace if you can.
We also went through the loft this weekend to identify any weak, injured, sick birds. The following birds have been pulled out from one problematic section (water in crop, skinny, respiratory issues) and should be replaced if you can:
Foys 29663 (died)
Topo 104 (died)
Hope everyone in Florida takes the necessary precautions during this time.
There are a few breeders that were not able to ship this week due to the flight cancellations, etc... As such please feel free to ship through the 1st week in October through October 7th if that helps.
Great cooler weather (morning 70 - afternoon 100's) to get those last entries in through Sep 30.
Rainy and windy days - still monsoon season - so not much going on with the birds.
Get those remaining entries in - still time ~!
All good here after that smala heat wave last week that stressed a few birds - but all looks good - tight droppings. Early morning temps are in the 70's and highs in 90's this week - get those entries in until September 30.
Small heat wave going through the area for the last week. We had a few birds die as follows this past week:
They have been updated on the breeder list to reflect that - Not sure yet if it is heat related stress. We have to pull two other birds that seem to have severe respiratory issues. As a precaution we are treating with our special Adeno-Zap mix for a few days. We will individually treat those two birds for respiratory and see if they can recover. I hate to treat for anything during heat waves ~!!
Will keep you posted.
One month again of accepting entries through September 30.
We have a small heat wave passing through Arizona - hopefully it is the last one of the season. With that comes, dust and winds and sometimes rain. We had enjoyed several weeks of cooler weather prior to that. The birds are doing well - no major issues to report.
This week's temperatures are really nice - around 80 in the mornings - so take advantage of shipping this week. We still have 6 weeks remaining for accepting One Loft entries.
Hand inventory complete - check Breeder List for any missing birds.
We are accepting birds and replacements until September 30. Next week temperatures are much cooler again - good opportunity to ship birds.
Remember - you do not pay Entry Fees until the Final Race - great opportunity to see your birds perform in 4 training races before you have to come up with the Entry Fee.
Very windy and cooler with rain almost every day - this is a good week to ship your entries to take advantage of the cooler mornings.
All good so far ~! Hand inventory in process this week -
Late hatch flown in March 2023 - 5 races - NO Entry Fees due until Final 320 mile race ~~!!! Get to see your birds fly 4 races before having to send your hard-earned entry fees. We are seeing WAY TOO MANY losses right after you send that doomed entry fee after the short activation race only to lose your bird at the very next training toss ~~!!
Tempertures seem to be dropping off now - hopefully we are past our Summer high tempertures - birds are looking good.