News and Updates
Jun-11-2017
JUNE 16TH.

Dear Plymouth Peak Fliers and followers,

                 We have 626 birds in the loft as of tonight, over 610 birds are broken to the loft.   I’m impressed with the health of the birds.   Over all, they are really doing super!

I was able to brake the last of the birds except the ones sent in as replacement birds.  It’s turned hot now so I have been flying them at 6:30 AM in the morning and again in the evening.  I hope to have all replacement birds broken with the next week or so?  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.

  All the birds that I pulled flights on 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 growing back.  If you push them to soon some develop a blood quill, so I like to be careful.    I have done this for over twenty years. 

              The lost or missing bird list on the website is accurate as of today ! ! !

               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   -   Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge

Jun-04-2017
JUNE 4TH.

Dear Plymouth Peak Fliers and followers,

                 We have 616 birds in the loft as of tonight, over 590 birds are broken to the loft.   I’m impressed with the health of the birds.   Over all, they are really doing super!

I was able to get the birds out every day until Wednesday.  They have been really routing well.  Some are going up to several miles away now.  It’s turned hot now so I have been flying them at 6:30 AM in the morning and again in the evening.

  I pulled their ninth and tenth flights on Wednesday.  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 ! ! !

               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   -   Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge

May-29-2017
MAY 28TH.

Dear Plymouth Peak Fliers and followers,

                I would like to wish you all a nice Memorial Day weekend!  It’s a wonderful time to remember and honor our heroic veterans.  My father was a veteran of World War II, he was in the Navy and saw action in the South Pacific.  He served over 4 years.  What a great generation!

                 I was able to get the birds out every day this week.  They have been really routing well.  Some are going up to several miles away now.  It was really a nice week for loft flying the birds. 

             We have 617 birds in the loft as of tonight, over 580 birds are broken to the loft.   I’m impressed with the health of the birds.   Over all, they are really doing super!

  The lost bird list on the website is accurate as of today, and I’ll update it again after I pull the fights this week.

               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   -   Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge

May-14-2017
MAY14TH.

Dear Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge Fliers and Followers,

                Again, I was able to fly the birds every day this week.   We have 590 nice young birds in the loft.  There are 706 perches reserved so far, and we will be taking birds until May 20th.   The birds are doing great, we have lost only 4 birds to death loss, two to hawks and 7 off the loft.  The health of these young birds right now make them the best set I believe I have had so far, the quality and heath is superb.  Their kiting up and loft flying well and more every day I let them out.    I plan on breaking section eleven this week.

 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.

          This next weekend I will down load all the birds chips into Wincompaion,  at http://www.plymouthpeak.com .    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   -   Plymouth Peak

May-07-2017
5/7/2017

Dear Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge Fliers and Followers,

                I was able to fly the birds every day this week.   We have 538 very nice young birds in the loft.  There are 686 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 6 birds off the loft and two were killed by hawks and I have had four birds die, this is the total loss for the loft so far.  I had three of the four birds posted all three birds died of the same thing.  I 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 ten this week.

 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   -   Plymouth Peak

Apr-30-2017
WEEK EIGHT

Dear Plymouth Peak Pro Challenge Fliers and Followers,

                Well we had a very nice week and the birds got out every day!   We have 524 very nice young birds in the loft.  There are 680 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 lost two birds this week off the loft.    (Owners have been notified.)  Their kiting up and loft flying more every day I let them out.    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.  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 this past week, 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 .    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-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

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