News and Updates
Jun-06-2018
JUNE 6TH.

Dear Plymouth Peak Fliers and followers,

                 We have 653 birds in the loft as of tonight, over 600 birds are broken to the loft.   I’m impressed with the health of the birds.   Over all, they are really doing super!

We were able to get the birds out every day over the last 10 days.  They had started routing out well.   It’s turned hot now so I have been flying them at 6:30 AM in the morning and letting them back in around 10 A.M.

  We pulled their ninth and tenth flights on Tuesday.   The birds will be locked down for three weeks, while the ninth and tenth flights come back in.   I have found that many don’t like to fly when their hurting, and the growing back.  I have done this for over twenty years.  The birds that I didn’t pull flights on those that hadn’t started the molt yet, I will fly these every day to catch up with those that had been routing.

             The lost or missing bird list on the website is accurate as of today ! ! ! When we pulled flights we did a hand inventory.

               Once again I want to thank everyone for sending such a healthy group of birds!   These birds will be a great group for our seven race series!   I have been really blessed this year so far with good health.

               I’m looking forward to having another great year of racing!  

Best of luck to everyone that has a bird or birds in the race series!

Sincerely,  Brad Hoggan  - Derik Alder  -   Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge

May-13-2018
MAY 13TH.

Dear Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge Fliers and Followers,

               We were able to fly the birds every day this week.   We have 648 nice young birds in the loft.  There are 733 perches reserved so far, and we will be taking birds until May 20th.    Replacements until June 1st.   The health of these young birds look great right now.   Their starting to kiting up and loft flying and more every day as we let them out.    We broke two more section this past week.   And plan on breaking another section this week.

 All birds are vaccinated and chipped upon arrival and put into quarantine for 10 days.   We try and spend as much time as we can watching the birds in the loft and out!  Watching for any problems birds.

We look forward to receiving the balance of young birds that you fliers will send in.   If I can help with anything just let me know.

 

Sincerely,  Brad Hoggan   - Derik Alder,   Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge

Apr-29-2018
APRIL 29TH.

Dear Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge Fliers and Followers,

               We where able to fly the birds every day this week.   We have 581 nice young birds in the loft.  There are 718 perches reserved so far, and we will be taking birds until May 20th.   The birds are doing great. Maybe I talked to soon, we had one hawk hit us this week.   We were able to get the bird, It’s ok… The health of these young birds look great right now.   Their starting to kiting up and loft flying and more every day as we let them out.    We didn’t break any sections this week, but plan on Monday morning breaking two sections.

 All birds are vaccinated and chipped upon arrival and put into quarantine for 10 days.   We try and spend as much time as we can watching the birds in the loft and out!  Watching for any problems birds.

We look forward to receiving the balance of young birds that you fliers will send in.   If I can help with anything just let me know.

 

Sincerely,  Brad Hoggan   - Derik Alder,   Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge

Apr-23-2018
APRIL 23RD.

Dear Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge Fliers and Followers,

               We where able to fly the birds every day this week.   We have 534 nice young birds in the loft.  There are 686 perches reserved so far, and we will be taking birds until May 20th.   The birds are doing great, we have lost a few off the loft,  I’m sure most where to hawks. We had hawks hit us four times in one day last week. I believe the hawks have move to the mountains.  We haven’t seen one for a few days now.   The health of these young birds look great right now, the quality of the birds is superb.  Their starting to kiting up and loft flying and more every day as we let them out.    We plan on breaking section later this week.

 All birds are vaccinated and chipped upon arrival and put into quarantine for 10 days.   We try and spend as much time as we can watching the birds in the loft and out!  Watching for any problems birds.

We still have a few perches left, go to Wincompaion at http://www.plymouthpeak.com  if want to sign up.   We look forward to receiving the balance of young birds that you fliers will send in this week.   If I can help with anything just let me know.

 

Sincerely,  Brad Hoggan   - Derik Alder,   Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge

Apr-23-2018
APRIL 23RD.

Dear Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge Fliers and Followers,

               We where able to fly the birds every day this week.   We have 534 nice young birds in the loft.  There are 686 perches reserved so far, and we will be taking birds until May 20th.   The birds are doing great, we have lost a few off the loft,  I’m sure most where to hawks. We had hawks hit us four times in one day last week. I believe the hawks have move to the mountains.  We haven’t seen one for a few days now.   The health of these young birds look great right now, the quality of the birds is superb.  Their starting to kiting up and loft flying and more every day as we let them out.    We plan on breaking section later this week.

 All birds are vaccinated and chipped upon arrival and put into quarantine for 10 days.   We try and spend as much time as we can watching the birds in the loft and out!  Watching for any problems birds.

We still have a few perches left, go to Wincompaion at http://www.plymouthpeak.com  if want to sign up.   We look forward to receiving the balance of young birds that you fliers will send in this week.   If I can help with anything just let me know.

 

Sincerely,  Brad Hoggan   - Derik Alder,   Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge

Apr-15-2018
APRIL 15TH.

Dear Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge Fliers and Followers,

                We were able to fly the birds several days this week.   We have 455 very nice young birds in the loft.  There are 673 perches reserved so far, and we will be taking birds until May 20th.   I have to say that after handling these young birds; that the quality and heath has been superb.    Since the first of March, I have lost 2 birds off the loft and two were killed by hawks and I have had four replaced.  We try very hard to let you the breeders know exactly what’s going on in the loft. (All owners have been notified.)  Their kiting up and loft flying more every day I let them out.    I plan on breaking section two this weekend.

 All birds are vaccinated and chipped upon arrival and put into quarantine for 10 days.   I try and spend as much time as I can watching the birds in the loft and out!  Watching for any problems birds.

             I would like to invite everyone that would be interested to go to our website http://www.plymouthpeak.com .    Follow the instructions for sign up.  You can also check the Breeders List to see all our participants this year.  We look forward to receiving and handling your YB's.   If I can help with anything just let me know.

 

Sincerely,  Brad Hoggan   -  Derik Alder ,    Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge

Apr-08-2018
APRIL 8TH.

Dear Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge Fliers and Followers,

                Well we had a very nice first of the week and the birds got out most days!   We have 401 very nice young birds in the loft.  There are 636 perches reserved so far, and we will be taking birds until May 20th.   I’m impressed with the birds; the heath is great and they really like to fly on their own.    I had two people replace birds this week off the loft.    (Owners have been notified.)  Their starting to kiting up and loft flying more every day we let them out.    I plan on breaking another two sections of birds this week.

 All birds are vaccinated and chipped upon arrival and put into quarantine for 10 days.  Once again, I want to let you fliers now that we I have an avian vet at Utah State University, Arnaud Van Wettere DVM, MS, PhD, DACVP from Belgium., just 30 miles away from my home.   I was able to spend a little time with him, he’s very knowledgeable about pigeons.

             I would like to invite everyone that would be interested to go to our website http://www.plymouthpeak.com  we have about 60 spots left.    Follow the instructions for sign up.  You can also check the Breeders List to see all our participants this year.  We look forward to receiving and handling your YB's.   If I can help with anything just let me know.

 

Sincerely,  Brad Hoggan   -   Plymouth Peak

Apr-01-2018
APRIL 1ST.

Dear Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge Fliers and Followers,

                Well the week ended up a little windy.  But we did get the birds out a couple of times.    We have 346 very nice young birds in the loft in four weeks.  We had 104 birds come in this past week.   So far overall their doing great.  We did a hand inventory this week, and the list on the website is current.   We have had a bird that needed replacing.   (Owner has been notified.)  Some are starting to go up a little and fly around.    I plan on breaking another section of birds this week.

 All birds are vaccinated and chipped upon arrival and put into quarantine for 10 days.   We still have an   avian vet,  Arnaud Van Wettere DVM, MS, PhD, DACVP at Utah State University, that’s  from Belgium, that’s just 30 miles away from the loft.  He is still willing to help us when we need him !

             I would like to invite everyone that would be interested to fly our seven race series.  go to our website http://www.plymouthpeak.com  we are taking birds until May 20th.    Follow the instructions for sign up.  You can also check the Breeders List to see all our participants this year.  We look forward to receiving and handling your YB's.   If I can help with anything just let me know.

 

Sincerely,  Brad Hoggan   -  Derik Alder,   Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge

Mar-25-2018
MARCH 25TH.

Dear Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge Fliers and Followers,

        Well this coming week the weather is supposed to be nice!   We hope to let the birds out every day if possible.  We have 252 very nice young birds in the loft in just three weeks.  With more being shipped in this week.   So far all are doing just fine.  All of them were vaccinated and chipped upon arrival and put into quarantine for 10 days.   We have lost one braking the first two section of birds.   (I have notified the breeder).  

We have the first 100 birds broken to the loft now and their trapping in on their own.   I’ll break another 90 this coming week.   

We had many new breeders entering the race series this year.  And would like to wish them and everyone the very best of luck!  As always, we appreciate your support and look forward to hearing from you, so far things are going very nicely!

             I would like to invite everyone that would be interested to go to our website http://www.plymouthpeak.com ,  and sign Up for 2018.  Follow the instructions for sign up.  You can also check the Breeders List to see all our participants this year.  We look forward to receiving and handling your YB's.   If I can help with anything just let me know.

 

Sincerely,  Brad Hoggan  -  Derik Alder  Plymouth Peak

Mar-18-2018
MARCH 18TH.

Dear Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge Fliers and Followers,

        Well this coming week the weather is supposed to be much better!   I’m hope to let the birds out every day if possible.  We have 155 very nice young birds in the loft in just two weeks.  With more being shipped in this week.   So far all are doing just fine.  All of them were vaccinated and chipped upon arrival and put into quarantine for 10 days.  I let the first 50 out almost every day this past week. On Friday one didn’t come back.  ( I have notified the breeder).

I have the first 50 birds broken to the loft now and their trapping in on their own.   I’ll break another 45 this coming week.   We had many new breeders entering the race series this year.  I would like to wish them and everyone the very best of luck!  As always, I appreciate your support and look forward to hearing from you, so far things are going very nicely!

             I would like to invite everyone that would be interested to go to our website http://www.plymouthpeak.com ,  and sign Up for 2017.  Follow the instructions for sign up.  You can also check the Breeders List to see all our participants this year.  We look forward to receiving and handling your YB's.   If I can help with anything just let me know.

 

Sincerely,  Brad Hoggan - Derik Alder   -   Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge

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