News and Updates
Hope everyone had a fun and safe Holiday season. All the best for your matings in the upcoming breeding season.

Cloudy and breezy at the loft today. We have shut down the birds for the month of January due to the weather. Sometime in February, we will hopefully start to get them out again. In the next few weeks, we will do a hand inventory checking bands and worming the birds. Other than that not much to report. Your birds are enjoying the cold by staying fat and happy. 

Kenny and Corey

Hope everyone was able to enjoy their Thanksgiving week. It is a beautiful 19-degree morning here at the loft. We have been cold with several snowstorms in the last 3 weeks. Winter decided to come a bit earlier this year. 

Birds are doing well and handling the change in the weather very well. The lofts are ready to go for winter. We cleaned out underneath the lofts and sealed up the bottom to stop cold drafts coming in for the winter months. The last week has been chilly but lots of nice sunny days to get the birds out. Birds flew yesterday for 30 minutes plus. 

Our local club is putting on a show next Saturday in Jackpot, NV. Information and a live auction can be found here. A few people were very generous and donated some birds and some One Lofts were very generous and donated a free perch or two to help out our club. 

Any questions please ask and enjoy your holiday season!

Kenny and Corey

Hope you all have been enjoying your Fall and the other OLR's you are entered in. Best of luck in those.

Your birds are looking good and healthy. Birds are now in one group. We are working on getting them into shape. All birds are being forced off the loft. 98% fly really well. The bottom tier birds are flying 15-20 minutes. While the upper tier is flying an hour plus. Lots of groups are going out and tripping. Birds are out every day we have nice weather. It is nice to have the smoke finally out of here!

We have gotten a few loft flying postings on Wincompanion. We will try and put one Wincompanion posting up each week, as long as the birds continue to get out, so you can see what you have here. We still need to do a band check to make sure they are all correct. We will worm the birds again with Moxidectin Plus when we check their bands. 

Typically November is still good enough weather to keep the birds going in the air before we have to shut down because of snow. Any questions please ask. 

Kenny and Corey
1ST OF OCTOBER UPDATE Good Afternoon Breeders,

Your birds are doing quite well and have been enjoying getting back in the air. Over the last month, we have had two weeks with pretty heavy smoke in our valley. During that time we have played it very conservatively and we kept the birds locked up. We have the luxury of time and we see no point in putting the birds out with all the negative side effects smoke can have. The valley has been clear since last Friday which has been a nice change. Hoping to have some nice weather over the next month or so to get some good wing time on the birds before winter sets in. 

Best of luck in your OLR's and club races for the Fall! 

Kenny and Corey
MID-SEPTEMBER UPDATE High Desert Breeders,

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Your birds are doing well. The smoke has made it difficult to get them out lately. Birds have been locked down for the past 5 days. We are working on getting the last group settled. Getting closer to some serious loft flying

Hope you are all staying safe as fires rage in the west and hurricanes ravage the south. 
Kenny and Corey
SMOKE UPDATE Hello Breeders,

Quick update on the smoke in our valley. We were smoked in from 8/20 - 8/25. Birds were locked down during that time. Smoke was so dense in the valley that visibility had been at most a couple of miles. The hills to the south that are 5 miles away you weren't able to see until 8/26. A thunderstorm came through brought some rain and cleared up the skies a bit. The skies are continuing to clear up.

Birds have been back out the last couple of days enjoying the skies. They were given a bath today and overall doing really well. The birds are starting to body molt pretty heavily now. Best of luck in the upcoming Young Bird OLR you are in. 

Kenny and Corey
MID AUGUST UPDATE Good Evening Breeders,

Hope all is well in your neck of the woods. Overall birds continue to do well. Older ones are flying great in the mornings and we are settling the younger ones in the afternoon. Birds received from 7/8 -  7/17 are now chipped. If you shipped during that time you can see if you bird was settled or lost on Wincompanion. Birds received 7/22 - 8/1 are now being settled. The only birds left to settle are from the last two weeks. Once all birds are settled we will start loft flying with the hopes of getting some tosses in this Fall.

We currently have the settled birds in two groups. We are alternating days which they go out. We will do an inventory on Wincompanion in the next week or so of the settled birds. 

We are done accepting birds for the 2021 series. Thank you to all who have sent birds. We are looking forward to putting your birds to the High Desert Test in the spring. 

Kenny and Corey

Quick update on your birds. They have gotten to enjoy a little wing time and baths today. The oldest group is flying quite nicely around the loft. Birds received from June 24th-July 3rd have been out about a dozen times now. We chipped them last night. Those birds that were missing during chipping are now marked as lost in Wincompanion. If your bird was sent during that time frame you can check to see if you are missing any. Perhaps a few will show back up. All birds received July 3rd and before are now chipped. Birds received from July 8th - July 17th are now being settled to the loft. Once those have been out a couple of weeks we will get those chipped as well. The oldest group is flown in the morning and once they trap the birds being settled to the loft are let out in the hot afternoons. The health of the birds overall continues to be the best we have had in quite some time. 

Reminder: we are taking new birds and replacements until August 15th which is next week.  If you would like to send or replace birds please get them here by next week.

Looking forward to getting all these birds in the air.  Thank you to all who have sent. 

Kenny and Corey
END OF JULY UPDATE Hello Breeders,

Hope everyone is finding a way to enjoy their summer. Your birds are doing well. The heat has stayed the last couple weeks but your birds for the most part have been able to handle it. The oldest groups are ripping around the loft real nice. 

Summer is rapidly coming to an end. If you would like to send, get your birds here by August 15th. When we receive birds we are able to quarantine them in smaller pens for 7-10 days. These pens have been really nice to keep an extra close eye on the incoming birds. While there all birds are vaccinated for PMV, Parathyphoid, given a canker tablet, wormed with Moxidectin Plus, and then dipped in permethrin before entering the race loft. That process we break up in 3 days. Once in the racing loft the birds are given Primalac and Ropa B often in the drinkers. Birds are also given baths weekly. 

All birds received June 22nd and before are now chipped and those that were lost are marked as lost in Wincompanion. You can go into Wincompanion and see if you have lost any birds to settling. Again this only applies to birds received June 22nd and before. If you would like to send replacements get them here by August 15th. Any questions please contact us.

During the settling process, there are some red tails that spook the birds from time to time and we did have a crop dust plane buzz right over the loft and scatter a group of birds that had only been out a time or two. The oldest group is kitting well and flying lots. We fly the homed in birds in the morning and once they are trapped, we let out the group we are working on settling. Birds received from June 23rd - July 3rd will begin the settling process this week. Once those are settled we will get them chipped and you will be able to see if you lost any birds in the process. 

Thank you all for your continued support. We enjoy the challenge of keeping the birds healthy and trying to get them to perform. Those who club race, good luck in your upcoming season! We are excited for young bird season as our club continues to grow slowly but surely.

Kenny and Corey
MID JULY UPDATE Good Afternoon,

Hope everyone was able to enjoy their 4th of July Festivities. We have archived the 2020 season on Wincompanion. All birds that have been received for 2021 are now in Wincompanion. That will be updated every week now. 

Overall birds are doing very well. So far it is the best year we have had health-wise in many many years. But that can always change in an instant with a OLR. 3 have been lost to health-related issues, all brought on by what I believe to be shipping stress. 

All birds that have been received June 13th and before are out flying. Birds received between June 15th-20th will be going out this coming week. We will try and get a live inventory up with all the birds that are out and about in the next week or so. That way if you lost one during the settling process you have a chance to get a replacement in. 

Thanks for letting us fly your birds!

Kenny and Corey
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