One month again of accepting entries through September 30.
We have a small heat wave passing through Arizona - hopefully it is the last one of the season. With that comes, dust and winds and sometimes rain. We had enjoyed several weeks of cooler weather prior to that. The birds are doing well - no major issues to report.
This week's temperatures are really nice - around 80 in the mornings - so take advantage of shipping this week. We still have 6 weeks remaining for accepting One Loft entries.
Hand inventory complete - check Breeder List for any missing birds.
We are accepting birds and replacements until September 30. Next week temperatures are much cooler again - good opportunity to ship birds.
Remember - you do not pay Entry Fees until the Final Race - great opportunity to see your birds perform in 4 training races before you have to come up with the Entry Fee.
Very windy and cooler with rain almost every day - this is a good week to ship your entries to take advantage of the cooler mornings.
All good so far ~! Hand inventory in process this week -
Late hatch flown in March 2023 - 5 races - NO Entry Fees due until Final 320 mile race ~~!!! Get to see your birds fly 4 races before having to send your hard-earned entry fees. We are seeing WAY TOO MANY losses right after you send that doomed entry fee after the short activation race only to lose your bird at the very next training toss ~~!!
Tempertures seem to be dropping off now - hopefully we are past our Summer high tempertures - birds are looking good.
Keep those entries coming in for August and September - still 2 months of acceptance period open. The birds here are doing well with the unexpected string of days with lower temperatures in the 90's. No health issues to report -
We have some cooler temps (70's low, 91 high) a few days this week with some rough storms rolling through.... no respiratory issues surprisingly with all the dust and temperature swings.
We still have August and September to accept birds and any replacement - we will take an electronic inventory by mid August to show where we are at with all the settled birds.
Two birds need replacing -
Hot days followed by stormy rainy days and heavy winds. We did have my personal youngbird loft pushed off the blocks (no birds hurt) and another huge empty loft flipped. The OLR birds are fine ~!!
Please NOTE: At this time of year you CANNOT overcrowd shipping boxes. 2-bird boxes are meant for 2 birds; 4-bird boxes are meant for 4 birds - doing more than that will result in dead birds on arrival ~~!!!!!
The following birds have died: cause of death possibly scorpion bite with legs straight out behind; and one other had excessive water in the crop which is typical during these months of heat). You can send replacements throug Sep 30 (and you are welcome to send an extra bird in the box at no charge)
FCON 256, 267
Birds are coming in with no problems, they arrive at an air conditioned distribution center, we get called and go pick them up. They are immediately watered and put in holding area for observation.
Send those llate hatch races - for races in Feb/March.
Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there - counting myself lucky to be with my own Dad today as he pulls through some health issues at 82 years old.
All is good at Arizona Classic Derby - the birds are coming in ~
Accepting birds through September 30 - this is a late hatch series in the March timeframe.
All God's blessings today ~!