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News and Updates
Nov-29-2021
19 MILE TRAINER

Good Afternoon Breeders,

Had the second 19 mile trainer on Sunday. Only half of the birds were listed due to WIFI problem. So I will delete that toss. Will have a 3 inventory tomorrow morning before the 25 mile toss on Wednesday. Good luck to all. 

Bird count is still above 1,000 with a few foreign chips being scanned. Just trapped in some race birds for Glendale, Az. 

Weather here is great and the winds have died down.

Hope you are enjoying the entertainment of the OLRs. 

Take Care and Be Safe

Brian Crossen

Nov-20-2021
TRAINING MALFUNCTION

Good Morning Breeders, 

First I want to apologize for not putting in an update lately. Been pretty busy with the birds and all.

Birds are doing great. Had a malfunction with the computor and 90 birds did not get listed. Will be tossing the birds tomorrow from 15 miles. So you should be able to see your birds. Still have over 1,000 birds. The birds is still routing, dripping and diving. In great health and spirit.

I do not go to the same place on tosses under 25 miles. If the tosses are at 12 miles. There will be about 5 miles apart. Birds are learning alot, coming in from every direction. Will be training at least 3 times a week, every other day.

Weather here is perfect. Highs in the  70's and lows in the low 50's.

If you have any questions, just contact me.

Take care and be safe, 

Brian Crossen

Oct-14-2021
UPDATE ON BIRD HEALTH

Good Evening Breeders,

 We have over 1000 Birds that are doing great, still letting out two groups every other day. Last group of replacement birds are still being taught to trap through the tunnels. All birds are in the air flying some for 15 minutes with others 2 hours. I do not force the bird up because the Raptors are doing a good job at that!

 Bird health and molting are excellent, necks and body molt are coming in nicely except for the late replacement birds.

 We will be road training starting Mid November, can’t wait to get on the Road the birds will have a better chance against the Raptors.

 We’ve had a few bad chips since our Sept 4th inventory and were working on that issue. Weather went from summer to winter within a week of fall with snow on the mountains, High today of 58 and the low will be 38. Birds went from 50 gallons of water a day to 20 gallons.

 Finial medication for worming and canker will be done this week and other medication administered 2 weeks ago.

 Hope you are enjoying all the ORL’s through the Country and World, I see that many of you are competing and Good Luck to You All.

Hope to see you in February.

Take Care and be Safe. Please call with any questions or concerns.

Brian Crossen.

P.S. Thanks go to Bill Blankenship for Helping with IT Dept and Ray Nelson for the help with the Birds.

Sep-04-2021
COMPLETION OF HAND INVENTORY

Good morning, Breeders and Flyers hope everyone is enjoying the Labor Day Weekend.  We have completed our Hand Inventory and Pox Vaccinations. It was posted at 6PM Friday. We had some software problems in Wind Companion, once posted we found it changed the eligible non-chip birds (that would be new arrivals and quarantine birds 150) on the property to a missing status. So... we are making the necessary corrections which we will be done this Morning thanks for your patience.

Sorry for the mishap. Have a Safe Holiday

P.S If you are planing to send Birds PLEASE..  Call me first.

Brian Crossen 

Aug-31-2021
HAND INVENTORY

Good Morning Breeders, 

Hand inventory will start tomorrow. All birds that were received after Aug. 17th will be inventoried but not 

chipped. Birds are in quarantine and will not be released to fly till they are out of isolatiion. There are about 100 birds. Replacement of birds is till Sept. 15th. Do not send any extra birds.

Birds going out in two groups, 500 every other day. They are sound and health.

Just put 106 feet of sun screens over aviary in the back. With 40 feet of aviary in the front. 

Alot of work for this week. Take Care and be Safe. 

Brian Crossen

Aug-30-2021
WE ARE AT JEDDS TODAY 8/30/2021

We are at Jedds today Between 11:30  to 12:30 O'Clock

Thanks

Brian

Aug-29-2021
Jul-21-2021
AUGUST PICK UPS

Good Morning Breeders,

Will be traveling to JEDDS Aug. 9th and Aug. 30th at 12 noon, both are Mondays. 

Not much to report on birds. They are learning to trap. Also going in and out of trailer for training. 700 birds are flying with 200 birds in quarantine. 

Having a challenge settling birds with 4th through 7th flight out. Some birds come in with their 9th or 10th dropped. Wish me luck anyway.

Weather here is different than last year. We are experiencing monsoon weather with rain in the afternoon and early mornings. With lighting and thurder to deal with. Have to pick right day for the new birds to go out.

Ipigeon auction has been moved to the weekend of Feb. 26th 2022. Would still like Feb. 5th weekend for the main race and the 400 Feb. 26th weekend. If weather does not cooperate. Main race on Feb. 26th. Either way, will be having competition on Feb. 26th weekend , weather permitting. 

Hope to see you all in February.

Take Care and be safe.

Brian Crossen

 

 

Jul-05-2021
PICKUP CHANGE

Good Morning Breeders,

I will be coming to JEDDS Monday July 19th at 12 noon for pickup of birds. NOT the 20th! All birds picked up in California will be on the bird list the next day after processing. Birds being shipped into the Post Office. Will be processed and on bird list that same day. 

Been busy on new loft. It's 32 feet long and almost complete. Loft will be used for injuried, sick, overflow and whatever. Loft cost is over double from last year. Would like to thank Clay MacBeth, Dave Jones and Steve Boe for their time in helping me with the loft. All three are from California. Thanks again!

Bird are doing fine. They were in 13 sections at first. We are down to 6 bigger section. 500 bird are out flying in 3 section but not out all at one time. Birds are trapping well but not all traveling over the pads at one time.

Hope everyone had a great 4th of July.

Take care and be safe

Brian Crossen

 

Jun-26-2021
REMINDER

Good Afternoon Breeders,

Reminding everyone that I will be at JEDDS Tuesday June 29th at noon time. Will try to get there earlier.

The first 250 birds are out for the last week. Just open loft with no one forced out. Birds are health and full of energy. Birds are settling in nicely. With no aerial attacks yet. The teams go out every other day. Only drinking 20 gals. of water aday.

Will be taking replacement birds till Sept. 15th. Nothing after that date or next year for replacements. Please put your pairs together now. Anything could happen from now till Aug. 31st. You can use a friends bird as your replacement.

Take care and be safe

Brian Crossen

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