News and Updates
Aug-03-2018
UPDATE

Birds have been loft flying this week. Too many storms today. Weather is to improve over the weekend. Plan to loft fly and inventory tomorrow.

 

Rich

Jul-31-2018
HANDS ON INVENTORY

In additon to the birds shown on the hands on inventory report, the following birds are also in the loft:

 

IF 18 HHC 522 BC BILL DUERR

AU 18 SIRP 8824 BCSP ANDER YEN

IF 18 UPC 434 BC  PRICE BROS.

AU 18 KLBK  0020 KELLY BUCKNER

AU 18 TRPC 8826 SOONER CHALLENGE

AU 18 AA 36312  IGOR KRAVCHUK

 

Chip issues and typos with description in clock. Will correct. 

 

Rich

 

 

Jul-31-2018
UPDATE

There has been a hawk working the loft over the last week.  I found blood and fathers at least once. Hopefully, he has not done too much damage to the flock.

 

This morning we will do a hands on inventory to try to determine how much damage he has done. Will post the inventory later today.

 

Rich

Jun-28-2018
SERIOUS PROBLEM UPDATE

 Good morning breeders, 

After a stress filled month it appears that things have settled down and the worst is behind us. If there are no new problems over the next two days we plan to begin removing the replacement birds from isolation into the race loft.

We would like to thank all of the breeders for their support during this stressful period and for those affected, sending in replacement birds.

As a result of this problem, we will probably delay our race schedule by several weeks. We will make a final determination after we see how the birds progress and the replacements adjust to the loft.

Again, thanks to all the breeders for their support and encouragement during this trying and stress filled time. Hopefully, better times are ahead and our race will be successful.

 

Rich Fox

 

 

Jun-04-2018
SERIOUS PROBLEM

Over the weekend several birds were acting strangely when they were eating. This morning there were more birds acting in the sme manner and there were dead birds, The problem seems to be prevalent in the May arrivals located in the third section of the loft. I contacted a DVM familiar with pigeons and described the symptoms. He said it aappears that we have a PMV outbreak.

This is very discouraging after having vaccinated all the birds for PMV and Paratyphoid. The DVM recommended vaccinating the bids for PMV again and giving them electrolytes to prevent dehydration. I am also  applying a disinfect to the floor and perch areas.

I am posting this update to inform all of our breeders of this problem and will continue to update you on this situation. Hopefully we can get it under control. 

If anyone has any questions or suggestions please call. 

 

Rich Fox

570-621-8923

May-28-2018
LOFT UPDATE

 

We had a visitor (hawk) at the loft today. In fact he was here twice. He scattered the birds and they were flying every which way. I feel certain that there are birds still missing. I will wait until Thursday and then inventory the loft. If you do not receive a phone call your birds are still here.

If you have any questions you can call me. (Rich) 570-621-8923

May-16-2018
ENTRY DEADLINE

Just a reminder that the deadline for entries is May 31, 2018. We have 262 birds in the loft so far and hope to top 325 entries.

 

Thanks to everyone for supporting our race! 

Apr-03-2018
2018 RACE ENTRIES

 

We have received  70 birds to date. They have adapted to their new home very well and many have been on the landing board getting fmiliar with their surroundings.

 

We sent our club unit to Siegel's for a software update and expect it to be returned in the next week or two. Upon receiving it we should be able to couple the birds and begin to provide regular inventory reports.

 

To date we have 339 entries, which is more than double the entries we had for our first race last year. We are stilll hoping to achieve our goal of 400 entries.

 

 

 

 

Feb-22-2018
2018 RACE ENTRIES

We are fast approaching March 01, 2018, the first day for receiving entries in our 2018 Blue Mountain OLR. If possible please give us a call telling us when you ship your birds so that we can be on the lookout for them. Birds are to be shipped to:

 

Rich Fox

Box 136

Summit Station, Pa. 17979

 

570-621-8923

We are looking forward to receiving your birds and the start of our 2018 OLR.

 

Rich Fox

Nov-05-2017
REMAINING BIRDS

Please remember breeders have 30 days to claim their remaining birds. Breeders are responsible for the shipping and handling of these birsds. Cost is $60 for the first bird and $10 for each additional bird.

Any questions call Rich at 570-621-8923.

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