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pigeon feeding tips

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 Remember when feeding your bird for the races, be sure to feed light during the first part of the week,and then heavier towards the last part of the week.Feeding is one of the most important parts of racing. Birds should be fed more protein type seeds for the short races, and more carbohydrate and fat seeds for the longer races. A good flyer should be able to pick his birds up and be able to tell wether the bird is to thin, or to fat for any given race.

It is always better to keep the flyers a little on the hungry side.That way they will trap better on the training tosses and during the races.... I also believe in carboloading your birds the night before you ship the birds! by using peanuts,whole corn,and safflower....This works great in young birds, or on the shorter races during old birds..see my young bird training and feeding page.....also click on this link and go to my main Hawkbait lofts web site......

        
 
IF YOUR BREEDERS SEEM TO BE KNOCKING THE GRIT ALL OVER THE PLACE, OR OUT OF THE GRIT  CONTAINER.. ADD SOME TABLE SALT TO YOUR GRIT..I USE IODIZED SEA SALT..I USE  3 TEASPOONS PER 2 LBS OF GRIT..I ALSO ADD EXTRA OYSTER SHELL, AND CHARCOAL.WHICH CAN BE FOUND AT MOST SEED AND FEED STORES, OR PIGEON SUPPLY HOUSES...
 
 
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DURING TIME OF HEAVY MOSQUITO INFESTATION, IT IS GOOD TO PUT FLOWERS OF SULPHUR IN YOUR GRIT..IT CAN BE FOUND IN SOME HEALTH FOOD STORES OR ON E-BAY..WHEN THE PIGEONS GO TO GET GRIT, THEY GET THE SULPHUR ON THEIR BEAKS AND NOSE, AND IT HELPS TO WARD OFF MOSQUITO'S. MOSQUITO'S CAN CARRY MALARIA, AND NEWCASTLE VIRUS AMONG OTHER THINGS..

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