The birds have been working better and better everyday around the loft. If we have no hiccups, traing will begin in the next 2 weeks. Losses have been minimal.
Had a hawk dive bomb the birds this morning. Most have trapped in but still looking to trap 10 more. I can see 6 around the property so hopefully they will be in before dark.
All the birds are out and getting acclimated. 9th and 10th flights have bee cut and pulled and the health is excellent so far.Not forcing them to fly as yet, that will come soon.
June 1st is this coming monday. The deadline for receiving birds for this years Silver Bullet Classic has arrived. We have started with 173 birds and they all look very healthy. NO young bird sickness this year at all. Hats off to you breeders. Starting next week we will be doing a clocking inventory.
As of today's date we have 155 birds in the loft with more coming this week. With the exception of 2 birds, overall health is very good. Breeder has been notified. Looking forward to a great series this year.
Birds that are already here have been let out of the loft for about a week and a half. Only one bird is missing and the breeder has been notified. Health is excellent.
Over 200 birds pre-registered as of today with a good number who have not yet registered. We start accepting birds March 1st. The loft ahs been cleaned and sanitized, the weather is warming up and we are ready.
To date we have 176 reservations for the 2020 Silver Bullet Classic. We have settled on a course, the loft has been disinfected and we are ready to go. A few slight changes. The prize structure is based on 150 birds activated and will be adjusted up or down depending on the amount after the 100 mile activation toss. We will have an optional average speed split at least 3 ways at $50 per bird. Enter one, none or all. Those coming back from last years Classic, we would like to thank you for your continued support.