Hello Everyone! Your birds have now completed another 5 day treament for trichomoanas with Turbosole, 2 weeks of respiratory medication with Triple Vet, and the last 2 days they were wormed with Moxidectin Plus. All these excellent products come from Siegel's Pigeon Supplies (800-437-4436).
The temperature is going to be hotter the next 3 days then cool back down. At that point your birds will go into the shipping crates inside the trailer for one week. This is to teach them to eat and drink in the trailer. Birds that don't know how to do this, or are over crowded to the point they can't, will never perform and may be lost. When we do this, we only have 12-13 birds in each crate. This eliminates stress and allows all the birds to easily get to the feed and water trays. Also we separate the cocks from the hens. Very important in our opinion.
After that, we will begin to seriously loft-fly the birds until they stay up for an hour to an hour and a half. That's when we will start short training tosses.
Good luck to all,
Hello Everyone. The birds are doing well. The last large group has their 9th and 10th flights about 1/3 out. All the birds go outside almost every day.
We kept the birds in for the first few days of dove season as we are only a couple of miles from the river bottoms to the east, and several miles from the south.
We are finishing a 5 day treatment for Tricho.
The weather is starting to be very pleasant in the mornings. You can feel a hint of Fall in the air.
While we are waiting for the flights to grow out, we plan to separate the sexes and put the birds in crates in the trailer for about a week. They will be fed and watered to prepare them to drink on the longer races.
A current inventory list is now posted. We have several 'Unassigned' birds that are not showing up on this list. We will have to scan every bird to resolve this issue and plan to do that very soon. When we do, we will post the updated list.
Hello Everyone. It's really hot and humid here right now. We are still doing all the boring stuff: cutting and pulling flights, vaccinating, tricho treatments, trap-training, lofting, etc. We will have all the birds ready to start training tosses when the heat passes.
We are in the process of creating an email list with a new service. Hopefully that will be resolved in a few days.
Hello Everyone! We are just doing all the routine work that happens at this phase of the race season. Trap-training, lofting, cutting flights, vaccinating, pulling flights, etc, etc. The weather goes from hot and humid to cooler and lots of rain. So far, everything is going really well. We have only lost a few birds at this point. We hope to have an inventory next week. We will continue to prepare the birds so that when it cools off a little in the mornings, they will be ready to perform on their training tosses.
Hello Everyone! Nothing exciting to report. We are receiving birds weekly. We should have about 200 birds by the end of the week with more to come.
We are trap-training and lofting the birds after they've been here for about 2 weeks. Our first group has been outside 10 times and a new group is about to go out for their 1st time in a few days.
We are looking forward to a great race season.
Good luck to all!
All checks are in the mail as of tomorrow morning 03/26/21. If you find a mistake please let me know as soon as possible.
Thank you for your participation! What a wonderful group of birds you sent us! Thank you so much for all your kind words and compliments. We will continue to do our best for your birds.
We have about 40 birds in the loft so far. We are expecting over 400 birds this year. We will be accepting birds until June 15th. Replacements until about July 1st.
New for this year is an OPTIONAL Average Speed Prize Pool. The cost is $300 per bird. This will in no way affect any of our normal prizes. This is OPTIONAL. The number of payouts will be based on how many birds are entered. For instance, if we have $20,000. the payout would be something like this:
1st Average Speed - $5,000
2nd Average Speed - $4,000
3rd Average Speed - $3,000
4th Average Speed - $2,500
5th Average Speed - $2,000
6th Average Speed - $1,500
7th Average Speed - $1,000
8th Average Speed - $500
9th Average Speed - $500
You don't have to nominate your bird or birds until just before the first (100 Mile Race). Once you nominate your bird or birds, you cannot change.
The OPTIONAL Average Speed Race Prizes will be determined over the 4 race series.