2012 Young Birds Update

It’s been a little while since I made an update.  Sorry to anyone who follows this closely.  My 2012 young birds are doing quite well.  All are looking strong and healthy.  If I only had my traps and aviaries built in the new loft, I would have them loft flying already.  My second round birds have been hatching over the last week or so.  I have 6 banded and I’ll band 4 more in...

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New Pigeon Loft Construction Part II

I spent some time on the new loft today.  I am still not sure on a lot of details, but I knew that I needed perches on one particular wall.  This is the beginning of what will be my young bird section. I decided to try V-perches this time and I was able to knock out 25 of them in just a few hours.  The top edge is pretty sharp and I’ll need to round each perch off a little with a sander...

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New Pigeon Loft Construction

Last year as I began to assemble my breeders and young bird racing team, I quickly realized that my 6×8 pigeon loft was going to be way too small.  I did a lot of planning and saving money hoping to build a larger loft.  Finding the time and money to do the project has taken much longer than I would have liked.  I have too many birds in my smaller loft and new ones hatching out every week...

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Spring Break 300 02-21-2012

This training toss was from 45 miles.  A little bit of a curve ball for the birds as they have been flying from greater distances lately.  I’m starting to get a little disappointed in my birds performance.  I feel lucky that all three are still in the mix though!  42991 has become my best performing bird.   pos Race Name Race Date...

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Spring Break 300 02-17-2012

Another longer toss for the Spring Break birds.  80 Miles from Oak City.  This toss left me checking back for results often as one of my birds didn’t come back.  Finally the very last bird to return on the next day was my 42993.  My birds as a whole performed poorly on this toss.  42992 barely made it back as a day bird. pos Race Name Race Date...

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Spring Break 300 02-10-2012

They took the birds to 80 miles today.  Beautiful weather today in Utah.  It was 56 degrees when I was driving home from work today.  Probably a little warmer than that down in Beaver where they hold the race.  After that last toss I was really excited for today’s toss. My birds did very poorly today with 42993 clocking 361st,  42991 clocking in 2.5 hours later, and 42992 appears to be...

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