HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO ALL THE MOTHERS.
HOPE ALL FINDS YOU WELL. WE ARE CURRENTLY AROUND 430 BIRDS RECEIVED. I AM STILL ENTERING THEM AS I PAUSE TO GIVE YOU THIS UPDATE. THE BIRDS THAT ARE OUT, ARE FLYING EXCELLENT, I AM VERY PLEASED AS WE ARE RIGHT ON SCHEDULE. WE WILL BE RECEIVING BIRDS THROUGH THE WEEK OF MAY 15th, IF YOU ARE HAVING ISSUES WITH GETTING BIRDS HERE, DROP ME AN EMAIL, AND WE CAN LOOK AT YOUR SITUATION. THERE IS ONE SICK BIRD IN THE HOSPITAL,OUR FIRST, AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT MAY RECOVER. THE HAWKS CONTINUE TO ATTACK THE BIRDS, BUT SEEM TO BE LETTING OFF. I HAVE THE CLOCK ON MOST DAYS AND IF A BIRD IS MISSING FOR SEVERAL DAYS, A CALL IS MADE FOR A REPLACEMENT. WE HAD CURRENTLY HAD ABOUT 12 REPLACED. AS SOON AS ALL THE BIRDS GET HERE, I WILL START POSTING INVENTORY, AS CURRENTLY THERE ARE ABOUT 70 BIRDS IN THE QUARANTINE AND TRAP TRAINING SECTIONS THAT DONT HAVE ACCESS TO THE ANTENNA. HEALTH, EXCELLENT. EVERYTHING RIGHT ON SCHEDULE. HAPPY WITH OUR PROGRESS AT THIS POINT. MORE VIDEOS COMING SOON.
TIM & KENNY
We hope everything finds you well. We currently have 380 birds in the loft, a good number of Breeders have indicated they will be shipping in the next two weeks. We have about 320 birds going out daily and are flying good, they are locked out from 3-4.5 hours. We will add about 35 to that number this week. Still no sick birds. I'm neverous about it, as it has now gotten hot. I can't believe we won't get some sick birds. The Hawks have killed five that I have seen, and run off about another eight most have already been replace, with the others coming. We also have had 3 birds sustain broken wings, which have or will be replaced. How the hell you can hit something here is beyond me!! After over a month with less than an inch of rain, we are finally getting some. The clock is turned on every Monday for 3 days to identify any lost birds, and we will be posting a hand scanned inventory this week to Wincompanion. This is to check the scanner bands and get a general feel for the birds.
We hope all of you racing are having a good experience.
Tim and Kenny
HOPE ALL FINDS YOU WELL. WE CURRENTLY HAVE 330 BIRDS SENT IN FOR THE RACE. A GOOD NUMBER OF YOU HAVE INDICATED YOU WILL BE SENDING SHORTLY. WE ARE OUT 15 BIRDS. THE HAWK HAS KILLED 4 KNOWN, 3 ARRIVED SICK, AND NEVER GOT TO THE LOFT, AND 8 MISSING IN ACTION. ALL BREEDERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED. THE HAWKS CONTINUE TO TORMENT THE BIRDS. WE NOW HAVE TO WATCH OVER THEM THE WHOLE TIME THEY ARE OUT. WE HAVE ABOUT 280 BIRDS GOING OUT DAILY. THEY ARE FLYING EXCELLENT. WELL PLEASED. WE STILL HAVE NOT HAD A SICK BIRD, BUT THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS IT HAS BEEN IN THE MID 80'S AND IM SURE IT WILL START WITH THE HEAT. WE TYPICALLY LOOSE ABOUT 8-10% DUE TO SICKNESS, SO LETS KEEP OUR FINGERS CROSSED. I HAVE ALSO POSTED A VIDEO ON YOUTUBE CLICK ON YOU TUBE, HIT SEARCH, ENTER BREEDERS FALL CLASSIC, HIT FIRST BLUE BUTTON, IT IS THE FIRST VIDEO. UNTIL NEXT TIME,
HOPE ALL FINDS YOU WELL. WE CURRENTLY HAVE 286 BIRDS THAT HAVE ARRIVED. WE ARE GETTING A GOOD NUMBER THIS WEEK FROM THE CONTACTS WE HAVE HAD WE WILL BE WELL OVER 300 BY THE END OF THIS COMING WEEK. WHEN USING THE WEB SITE AND YOU ARE ON THE HOME PAGE, JUST SCROLL DOWN, ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED IS THERE. THE BIRDS ARE FLYING GREAT VERY PLEASED WITH THE NEW FEED. I WILL BE DOING AN INVENTORY ON WEDNESDAY. ANYONE MISSING A BIRD, WILL BE NOTIFIED. THE HAWKS ARE JUST GIVING US FITS. 3 BIRDS HAVE BEEN KILLED. I ALSO HAVE TWO WITH INJURED WINGS, OTHERWISE BIRDS ARE PROGRESSING NICELY. WE HAVE NOT HAD ANY SICKNESS YET, WE ARE THANKFUL FOR THAT. THE CURSE THIS SPRING HAS BEEN THE WIND. FOR OVER TWO WEEKS NOW, WE HAVE DAILY, HAD HIGH WINDS. SOME DAYS, BRUTAL. THE BIRDS WERE ACTUALLY KEPT IN FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS, UNHEARD OF BY ME. IF YOU ARE SENDING BIRDS, YOU DO NOT NEED TO CONTACT ME, KEEP YOUR TRACKING NUMBER AND SHIP I HAVE BEEN HERE EVERY DAY SINCE FEB. AND WILL BE HERE UNTIL NOV. GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE
WE HOPE ALL FINDS YOU WELL. WE CURRENTLY HAVE OVER 250 BIRDS PRESENT. 150 ARE GOING OUT DAILY, TO BE JOINED BY ANOTHER 50 STARTING TOMORROW. OUR HEALTH HAS BEEN GOOD. TWO BIRDS ARRIVED SICK, AND WE HAVE LOST NO OTHER BIRDS TO SICKNESS. THE HAWKS HAVE BE TERRIBLE!!!! THIS IS THE WORST YEAR, SINCE I STARTED THE RACE FOR HAWKS. WE HAVE LOST 3 BIRDS TO HAWK ATTACKS, AND THE BIRDS ARE VERY SPOOKY. WHEN I LET THEM IN AFTER BEING OUT FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS, THEY BANG THE TRAP TO SAY THE LEAST.
THE BIRDS ARE FLYING WELL. THE OLDER GROUP IS FLYING ABOUT AN HOUR, AND ACTUALLY STARTING TO RANGE A LITTLE. THE WEATHER HAS BEEN VERY WINDY. THESE BIRDS ALREADY KNOW HOW TO FLY IN THE WIND. ITS FULL SPRING HERE, AND VERY BEAUTIFUL. THE WILD DOGWOODS ARE BLOOMING, AND ARE A SIGHT.
I HAVE POSTED A VIDEO OF YOUR BIRDS FLYING. CLICK ON YOU TUBE, AND IN THE SEARCH BOX TYPE IN TIM KIRSCHNER. THE VIDEO IS ABOUT THE SECOND OR THIRD ONE DOWN. MARCH 29,2016 IS THE TITLE.
WE WILL BE ACCEPTING BIRDS UNTIL MAY 15th, SO DONT BE IN A HURRY AND MAKE SURE YOU PICK THE ONES YOU WANT. THE COMPETITION IS INTENSE! THANKS FOR FLYING THE RACE, AND GOOD LUCK.
TIM AND KENNY
As I am now sending emails as updates, it occurred to me that some of you might not be getting them. If you are not getting the updates via email, please let me know. We have 100 birds here now, no sick birds, knock on wood. Great job breeders. The BFC has added Kenny Rhodes as a partner. AS A RESULT, PROTEGE LOFT WILL ENTER NO BIRDS IN THE RACE. HE IS IN AS A PARTNER, AND OUT AS A PARTICIPAN. I WILL CONTINUE TO HANDLE THE DAY TO DAY SUPERVISION OF THE BIRDS. KENNY WILL SERVE AS AS SOMEONE TO BOUNCE IDEAS OFF OF, ASSIST IN SUPERVISION OF THE MONEY RACE, AND ANYTHING ELSE THAT WILL HELP THE RACE GROW. He always wanted to have a OLR, please direct all fussing, bitching, and complaints to him.
Please let me know if you are not getting the update emails--check your spam folders. They are much more informative than these updates.
Birds are starting to arrive daily. All look healthy so far. Weather is turning very nice now. Seems the cold is letting up. One note, if you vaccinate right before you ship, please let me know. I dont want to overload the immune system. Good luck, and thanks for flying the race.