Hello Breeders, The pox has definitely thrown a wrench into our immediate plans. After much thought and concern we have come up with a game plan. We will go back to running an open loft on a daily basis until this virus runs its course. Letting the birds that feel well or that the vaccine worked on exit the loft and continue to fly. We do not want to force birds out of the loft that have fever and dont feel like going out. For the birds that do feel good they can exit the trailer as they know this routine already. It is raining here again today so i will monitor the weather and decide as the day goes on. This means I will not run the clock until the virus has passed. I will continue to do the dailly video updates on Facebook. If you are not on my friends list or in The Sooner Challenge OLR page on Facebook i can not tag or add you, so please send me a request and will go from there.
Hello breeders, We are having one heck of a year here. On top of Pigeon Herpes and circo virus we are now battling Pigeon Pox. Yes we vaccinated for it on June 21st. How did they get it after receiving the vaccine? I have the same question but thats neither here nor there some of them have it. Can the vaccine work on some and not others? We will find out. We will keep them as healthy as possible as usual while the virus runs its course. We shall see what else 2020 has in store for us. I will keep an eye on it and keep you all posted here or on our daily videos. Hopefully its just a few and the vaccine does what its supposed to do for the rest.
We will hold off on today's loft fly. Bad weather
Hello Breeders, All the birds were out of the loft today. I will start pushing all birds out daily and will be hitting the lost report button. There 9th and 10th flights are about 75-90% back in. There acting great. Please join us on Facebook for out daily videos and updates.
Happy flying, Semper Fi!
Hello Breeders, We are resuming loft flying today and dont expect much from the birds as they have been locked up for two weeks. Flights are coming in nicely. It is already 75 degrees with 93% humidity.
Hello Breeders, We completed pulling 9th and 10th flights on all the birds. Why we were doing that we went ahead and vaccinated for Pox. I had not done this in the past two years but figured it couldnt hurt since we were handling all the birds and mosquitos are bad this year.
The birds feel amazing and are nice and healthy. Im very pleased with where we are at from what we had a month ago. Most birds are molting heavy and majority were on ther 4th 5th & 6th flights some were on 7th & 8th but not many.
My son is pretty much a Pigeon handler now. He can do it all. He said if you need his services fly him out and he will require 250 a day. Lol I told him some of you OLR Mngrs. May take him up on it.
There wont be much information or many videos over the next couple of weeks. I believe Blue Bucket and Crooked River will be training shortly for our viewing pleasure.
Happy Fllying! Semper Fi, Rex
Hello Breeders, we are aware and topigeon is aware of the uploading issues. Thank you for your understanding.
Hello Breeders, We have an open loft for the birds again today. We did recieve 1 box of birds today. The race is CLOSED. THE REPLACEMENT DEADLINE IS CLOSED. IT LOOKS LIKE WE WILL BE STARTING WITH 604 BIRDS. Looking forward to a great season.
Hello Breeders, We recieved some replacement birds today so clock is not being used for the loft fly. All the birds that were in Quarantine with exception of birds that came in this week Will have there first loft fly today.
Hello Breeders, Tomorrow is the last day to ship. Thank you, Rex