News and Updates
Apr-23-2017
WEEK 7

Dear Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge Fliers and Followers,

                Well we had a very nice week and the birds got out every day!   We have 493 very nice young birds in the loft in just seven weeks.  We had 80 birds come in this past week.  With more being shipped in this week.   So far overall their doing great.  I did a hand inventory this week of the 315 birds broken to the loft and there were three missing.   (Owners have been notified.)  Their kiting up and loft flying now for up to 20-30 min. or more.   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.    I had three birds that I have put down total now.  I found out that Utah State University has an avian vet, Arnaud Van Wettere DVM, MS, PhD, DACVP from Belgium., just 30 miles away from my home.   I had him post two of the birds that I put down.  And he could confirm the problem.  It was nice to hear that it wasn’t anything real dangerous.   

             I would like to invite everyone that would be interested to 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   -   Plymouth Peak

Apr-16-2017
WEEK 6

Dear Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge Fliers and Followers,

                I’m hope to let the birds out every day this week.  We have 413 very nice young birds in the loft in just six weeks.  With more being shipped in this week.   So far overall their doing great. Their starting to kit up and lost fly now for up to 20-30 min. the older ones.

 All birds are vaccinated and chipped upon arrival and put into quarantine for 10 days.    I have had three birds that I have had to put down total now.  And have lost two to hawks.  (I have notified the breeders).  

I have the first 270 birds broken to the loft now and their trapping in on their own.   I’ll break another 45 this coming week.   I have three chips that are not working properly.  I’ll do a hand inventory this week and see what they are.  Also, it will let me know if I have lost any birds off the loft.

             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   -   Plymouth Peak

Apr-10-2017
WEEK FIVE!

Dear Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge Fliers and Followers,

        Well this coming week the weather is supposed to be nice!   I’m hope to let the birds out every day if possible.  We have 371 very nice young birds in the loft in just five 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.  This week I lost my second bird to a hawk.  And I had a one bird that came in that I couldn’t get to eat.   (I have notified the breeder).  

I have the first 225 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!

Just a little information, I lost two birds today from my own young bird race team to Ravens.   Until a few years ago I would have never had believed that Ravens would hunt down a young bird and eat it.  They hunt in teams.   But I have seen it with my own eyes.  Luckily there is an open hunt on them here in Utah year-round.  So I hope to take care of these birds.

             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   -   Plymouth Peak

Apr-02-2017
WEEK FOUR

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 303 very nice young birds in the loft in just one month.  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.  This week I lost my first bird to a hawk.  ( I have notified the breeder).

I have the first 180 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   -   Plymouth Peak

Mar-26-2017
3RD. WEEK

Dear Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge Fliers and Followers,

        Well this week the weather has been rainy one day sun shine the next!   We have 258 very nice young birds in the loft in just 25 days.  With many 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.  As of today, I have had one accident with a YB, somehow it got its legs caught in the grated flooring, I have never had this happen before.  ( I have notified the breeder).

I have the first 140 birds broken to the loft now and their trapping in on their own.   I’ll break another 45 this coming week.   It’s always fun to watch these young birds as they learn to fly and make their way around the loft for the first few times.   As always, I appreciate your support and look forward to hearing from you, so far things are going very nicely!

                      Please 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   -   Plymouth Peak

Mar-19-2017
FIRST 17 DAYS!

Dear Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge Fliers and Followers,

        Well the weather has been really nice this week!  We have 206 very nice young birds in the loft in just 17 days.  With many more being shipped in this week.    So far all are doing just fine.  All were vaccinated and chipped upon arrival and put into quarantine for 10 days.

I have the first 90 birds broken to the loft now and their trapping in on there own.   I’ll break another 45 this coming week.   It’s been exciting to get back into the loft and start getting the birds ready for the coming season.  As always, I appreciate your support and look forward to hearing from you, I know it’s going to be an exceptional series!

                      Please 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   -   Plymouth Peak

Mar-13-2017
FIRST 11 DAYS TAKING YB'S

Dear Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge Fliers and Followers,

        Well the weather has been warming up!  We had a very nice week, with almost all the snow melting.  We have been taking birds for eleven days now.    I am so excited to get back into the loft and start getting the birds ready for the coming season.  As always, I appreciate your support and look forward to hearing from you, I know it’s going to be an exceptional series!

        We have 151 very nice young birds in the loft as of tonight.  With many more being shipped this week.  There isn’t any more fun than handling a bunch of nice young birds.  It’s very interesting to see what different fliers are breeding and the different types of young birds that are sent in.   We have been taking birds for 11 days now.  So far all are doing just fine.  All were vaccinated and chipped upon arrival and put into quarantine for 10 days.

       This next few days I will start breaking the first section of young birds. In the past, we have lost very fee YB’s breaking them.  I’m sure that will continue for this year. 

       Please 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   -   Plymouth Peak

Mar-05-2017
FIRST WEEK TAKING BIRDS

Dear Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge Fliers and Followers,

          I must say that after the long winter, I am so excited to get back into the loft and get ready for a new race season.  Its energizing for me to handle the young birds, get them into peek condition and see what they can do!  As always, I appreciate your support and look forward to hearing from you, I know it’s going to be an exceptional series!

 

         We have been taking birds for 5 days now. We have 86 very nice young birds in the loft.  With many more being shipped this week.  So far all are doing just fine.  All were vaccinated and chipped upon arrival and put into quarantine for 10 days.

 

            After that we will start breaking them.  The weather has started to warm up, but today it is snowing a little, but after Tuesday, the rest of the week is looking nice over all.

 

                           Please 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 of our participants this year. We look forward to receiving and handling your YB's. If I can help with anything just let me know, I’m more than happy to help!

 

Sincerely,  Brad Hoggan   -   Plymouth Peak

Mar-05-2017
Feb-26-2017
RE: TIME TO SHIP Dear Plymouth Peak Fliers and Followers,

    Well it's that time of year again!   Sometimes I can't believe that I have been fortunate enough to do what I love doing for the past eight years!  My love of all things pigeon, started when I was just a young boy, as I'm sure as been the same for many of you.  I love where this sport has taken me, from a member of a local racing club, to the AU Board of Directors and to now, a competitive One Loft Race.  I love what I do, and I will  train and care for and race your young birds to the very best of my ability.  I have learned many things on this One Loft journey and have tried to improve my race every year.  This year being no exception, check the website for new release points and racing days, I am excited to implement these changes!  

     I would like to extend a hearty welcome to all new flyers, and a special thank you to those who have supported and flown with us over the years!


      I have been contacted by several fliers about shipping yb's into the race this week.  The loft is all ready and I have purchased all the vaccines, and medications so that there already here and on hand.  Remember we chip, vaccinate medicate upon arrival. 

       I want you to remember we do eight races, with seven of them counting in the race series.  There is no other race out there that proves your birds more than Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge.  The Best of the Best send their birds to Plymouth Peak. I want to invite you to fly with us and see what your birds can do flying through the Rocky Mountain's from Montana across Idaho and into Utah.  I hope that your breeding season is going well and that you will feel your birds are tough enough to fly our course ! 

       Please feel free to call me with any questions or concerns.  I enjoy talking to you and sharing our interest and love for the sport.

        Sincerely,  Brad Hoggan 
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