News and Updates
Sep-05-2016
UPDATE SEPTEMBER 5, 2016

Today the birds went on a 57 mile toss and will go again on Wednesday. The birds are looking good.

This Friday, (September 9th) is the 100 mile qualifier. All birds that return will need their $300 per bird entry fee paid and is due before the release of the First race on Friday September 23rd.

 

You may also enter your birds in theTriple Crown Classes

Bronze, Silver, and Gold classes.

1. The classes are not required.
2. You may enter one or all classes.
3. One time entry fee due before first race(September 23rd).
4. You can enter one bird or all or any combo.
5. The classes are a winner take all and paid by the clock.
6. The total of each class entries will be divided by 4 and paid 1/4 at each of the four races (4 chances to win).
7. Triple Crown Classes are separate from entry fees

Example: 100 birds enter Gold
100 x $100 = $10,000
$10,000 / 4 = $2,500
First bird in the clock that has entered the Gold Class wins $2,500 
There will be a $2,500 winner at each of the 4 races.

 

You can pay online with credit card or send a check.

Mail checks to:

SFBATC

2325 Pearlite Ct

Antioch, CA 94531

Aug-23-2016
UPDATE AUGUST 23ND

Well we have started training and the one thing we are all afraid of happened on Sunday, it was our 6th toss, 24 miles, released 516 birds and now we are down to 366 birds. I am at a loss. The only thing I think could have happen is they got caught up with other birds. We have birds going all kinds of directions around here.

On Wednesday we will go to the same spot and see how they do.

I will be sending this update thru “Constant Contact” and as a private email, if you do not receive the “Constant Contact” email please check your “spam folder”.

You can also follow us on Facebook at

www.facebook.com/sanfranciscobayareatriplecrown
Jul-26-2016
LOFT UPDATE 07/26/2016
The birds are let out daily. I have tried to very the times and skip a couple days a week to help throw off the Falcons from getting a regular scheduled meal. The birds are looking great.

They are let out daily. I am trying to vary the times and skip a couple days a week to help throw off the Falcons from getting a regular scheduled meal. There was 3 Falcons around for a couple of days, then gone, then one came around again. I visually saw them catch 4 birds in the air.

We just pulled the 10th flight on Monday and did another physical inventory, double checking the chips and band numbers in the clock. We did find 1 band number correction, 1 missing chip, and one bird from last season.

Training will start in just over 2 weeks (August 12th).

Jul-03-2016
UPDATE: JULY 3, 2016
So, since the last update we pulled the 9th flight, did a hand inventory, and just started letting the birds out again on Friday and Saturday.

We will continue letting the birds out daily for only a couple hours each day.

This coming Wednesday we will start to scare the birds up to work them up to loft fly for an hour everyday.

We are looking to pull the 10th flight on the 24th. Then we will do another full inventory.

Road training is scheduled to begin the 18th of August.

The 100 mile Qualifying toss should be the 16th of September.
Jun-09-2016
UPDATE: JUNE 8, 2016
We have stopped taking in birds.  The last group has been vaccinated for pox today and will be let in with the main flock in one week. Till then, we will be forcing all the other birds out daily. Since we have had some hawk attacks we are not giving the birds all day open loft. We are letting the birds out for a few hours each day alternating mornings and evenings.

We will be pulling the 9th flight on the weekend of June 17. Birds are looking good and are coming along nice.
May-20-2016
12 MORE DAYS Birds have been going out daily this last week and are doing well.  To check to see if you have lost birds, and you haven't gotten my email from wincompanion that may have gone directly to your spam folder, go to your breeder inventory and see if you need to send a replacement bird.

You can Check your inventory by following the below steps

Go to sfbatc.com
click on breeders
scroll down and click on your loft name
look in the "Eligible" column for "Lost" in red

We will be taking birds and replacements for 12 more days. If you haven't gotten your birds in yet, get them in quick.

May-03-2016
WEEK IN THE LOFT 5/03/2016
Time is moving by fast. You have till June 1st to get your birds in if you haven't done so already. That is less than 30 days!

The weather here is warming up. Perfect for locating the birds.

Also, Be sure to check the web site to see if you are missing a bird. You have till June 1st to send in replacements.
Apr-18-2016
WEEK IN THE LOFT 4/17/2016
We now have 445 birds in at this time.

We did a full inventory and Breeders have been notified by email to send replacements. We will do another full inventory at the end of April. Birds are doing well and will be going out every other week. The weather has been mostly clear and in the 70's to 80's with a day of showers each week.
Apr-10-2016
WEEK IN THE LOFT 4/10/2016
We now have 395 birds in at this time.

We started letting the first 3 groups of birds out last week. The first couple days seemed to go well but the coopers started to come around by the end of the week. The birds will get locked up again for the next week while we introduce the next group into the flock. We will also do an inventory to see if we are missing any birds and we will contact the breeders to send replacements. We will continue this one week out and one week locked up till June comes and all birds have been received. That’s when the real fun will begin.

Mar-27-2016
WEEK IN THE LOFT 3/27/2016
In the month of February we have received 120 birds. 
So far in the month of March we have received 190 more birds.
That puts us at 310 birds in so far.

When the birds come in they are entered in pidex and chipped, they get there 9th and 10th flights clipped, they are then put in a holding section, once 50 birds have been received we vaccinate the group of 50 with a PMV/Pox vaccine.  Birds are then held for 10 more days and then moved to general population.

When sending birds be sure to ship out birds on Monday or Tuesday only. Birds are taking 48 hours to arrive from just about everywhere. It also helps to send birds when they are at least 40 to 45 days old. That way they are able to handle the stress much better.

Good luck to everyone and here’s to a successful 2016.
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