Evening guys, Pulled last of the flights today, handled every bird and did a chip check. I have one bird with a bad chip and two birds that just arrived over the weekend that will need to be chipped. Looks like we will start with 227 birds. Flights on first group are starting to come in with 2nd group being week or so behind.
I do have a Cooper hawk hanging around so will keep them shut in for a few days and see if I can entice him to do his shopping elsewhere.
Very hot in the valley last couple days, my loft has an insulated aluminum roof with 3"s of styrafoam filling in it so inside the loft stays pretty nice during the heat.
As always, any questions or concerns give me a shout.
Evening guys, New clock, all birds chipped and into WINCOMPANION. Ran a little test trainer today to see how things worked, seemed to be going just fine. I will do alive clock inventory Friday or Saturday showing all birds in the system. Would do it tomorrow but going to L.A. and don't like to turn em out when I'm not here. Health is holding, last group of birds this week, will try to get them out and up ASAP, few late birds were very young, few were little older, kinda of a challenge but Im usually pretty sucessful settling birds. Have a few breeders still owing perch fees, give me a call or send me a text let me know what's up.
Any questions or concerns let me hear from you.
Ross, all four birds are here.......
Evening guys, Wincompanion count for today's loft fly is not all the birds. Clock is screwing up a bit, waiting for Siegel's to send my replacement clock.
Be aware, next week is your last opportunity to put birds in the DehesaValley Classic. Looks like we will be going forward with about 225 birds. One group left to pull flights on. Birds rcvd last couple weeks are only ones not settled yet. Health is good for the most part with an occasional bird requiring little extra care.
Any questions or concerns give me a call.
Evening guys, well clock problems may be behind us, managed to get inventory trainer done today with one bird unaccounted for, I know he's here but isn't in my clock OGN 0009, is here.
Wincompanion says I have 203 birds, 5 of them were duplicates, and won't show up again, 1 is the OGN bird mentioned above, and the 6 missing birds. Of the missing birds, lost couple to hawks, couple settling, and couple just failed to thrive.
Check out the inventory of your birds to see if I have made any mistakes entering the birds, if you are missing a bird, he would be one of the six. Make a note as you will have a free perch fee for next years race..
Well, only couple weeks left to get some birds in the race. If you still plan to send birds, let me know ahead of time so I'll know what to expect.
Spent yesterday getting birds all loaded in to my clock, that went well. Set up a clocked inventory but could not make the hookup between my clock and Wincompanion. Still working on it. Will give Terry a call in morning see if he can get me on the right track. Thinking it might be my equipment, I also have a call in to Camille at Siegel's for some technical advice.
There are in fact 192 birds in the clock with 6 birds missing from the original 198 sent. I will get it fixed ASAP. My thanks to John Timmerman of California Classic for all his help.
Any questions or concerns, ring me up....
Evening Guys, with the help of a couple of friends, just completed a hand inventory of all race birds and cut flights on settled birds. Looks like of the 198 birds taken in to date, we are down 6 birds, breeders are being notified.
Health continues to be good, 154 birds settled with remaining birds in aviary and settling pen.
I have extended the date that I will accept birds to the end of June so there is still time to get those little late hatch champions in the race. If you have taken advantage of the 6 birds for $500.00, for another $300.00 you can send 6 more birds...
Be sure to send them to the El Cajon address as Yuma is no longer necessary. Also give me a heads up when you send them.
Any questions or concerns, give me a call..
Evening Breeders, FINALLY!!!! As most of you have already read the Southern California Quarantine is finally behind us. Additionally the Post office has lifted it's shut down on birds in and out of San Diego, Yuma is a fine place but I've had enough of those 300 mile round trips...
Bottom line, if you have birds to send to the The Dehesa Valley Classic send them to the El Cajon address on my Website/Wincompanion. Monday and Tuesday shipments still work best.
We have 176 birds in the loft with the promise of more to come. If it is necessary for me to extend my cut off date a little past June 15th to accommodate some of the later birds, give me a call and we'll work it out.
Birds are in good health with the majority out loft flying every day. As of today there is approximately 18 birds that have not been settled. If you have not received a call from me, your bird is still here. I look to have them all loaded into Wincompanion for clocking in next few days.
Thanks for your support,
Dehesa Valley Classic
6108 Dehesa Road
El Cajon, Ca 92019
619 994 1065
Evening Breeders, All is well here at the Dehesa Valley Classic, birds looking good, no problems. Have small group to settle yet and then ready to start kicking em up.
Please note that ther are only 3 weeks left to get your birds in. I will accept birds up until June 15th so send them little champions on out...
Ryan Leach of Leach Feed/Royal Cup will be picking up birds at JEDD'S at 8:00 AM on Sunday April 19th. Please bring a shipping crate as Ryan does not have any. Also clearly mark the shipper as to which of the San Diego races birds belong.
Here at the Dehesa Valley Classic we have had a couple days of no rain, finally. Birds are looking good, out in settling pen when it is not raining. Health has been good when considering the nasty weather and temps. All birds are being vaccinated for PMV and Samanella, treated for canker and parasites upon arrival.
We are hopeful that the restrictions with Newcastle and shipping will be lifted by June. Once again, none of the San Diego races are located in quarantined areas, all of our race events are going ahead as planned so pack those little feathered champions up and send em on out.
Please continue to send birds on Monday or Tuesday to the Yuma address and notify us that they are on their way.
The Dehesa Valley Classic web site has been updated, please check it out as their are some exciting changes. If you have any questions or comments don't hesitate to contact me.
Morning guys, If you have birds for Dehesa Valley Classic or any of the San Diego races, and do not breed in the quarantined areas, Ryan Leach of the Royal Cup will be at JEDD's at 1:00 tomorrow, Saturday to pick up. Be sure to have shipping box as Ryan does not. Call if you have questions or concerns.
Short update, RAIN!!!!!!!
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