Hello everyone. Your birds were tossed from 10 miles on Monday and 10 miles on Tuesday. We Flagged the birds for 1 hour yesterday. About 50 flew for close to 1 1/2 hours. Today we tossed from 10 miles again. The plan is to toss from a few miles further the next couple of days and then jump out to 20 miles.
Good luck to all,
Your birds were tossed again from 6 miles today. All the birds arrived together. Although some birds sat out a while there were no late ones. We will loft fly tomorrow and toss from 10 miles on Monday. We may toss 2 times from 10 miles on Monday.
Hello Everyone. We tossed your birds from 4 1/2 miles since the last post. Today we crossed the river and tossed from 6 miles. All the birds arrived together but some didn't trap quickly which is to be expected. We didn't loft fly for 1 hour prior to the toss as we sometimes do. On those days the birds trap within seconds. We plan to toss tomorrow from 6 miles again. The next tosses will be from 10 miles. The birds look fantastic.
Hello Everyone. Since our last update we have tossed your birds again from 2 1/4 miles, 3 1/4 miles 2 times, and 4 1/2 miles twice. The 4 1/2 mile toss is on our side of the Arkansas River. We will toss from there 1 more time and then begin tossing from the other side. We will start posting each toss after 5 miles. once we toss a few times from the other side of the river we will start jumping the birds a lot further. There have been heavy losses in so many of the 1 loft races this year. I am trying to avoid that with your birds.
Hello Everyone. Your birds have been tossed from 1/2 mile 2 times, 1 1/4 miles 2 times, and 2 1/4 miles 1 time. We posted today's toss on our website. All birds were here at the same time. 1 bird trapped later than the others. This bird wasn't late it just stayed out on the loft. Don't pay attention to the speeds as they won't be accurate until we get out further. We train the birds to trap quickly and our clocking system is able to clock many birds at once. I learned my trapping program from Rick Mardis many years ago. Thank you Rick. We plan to toss the birds from 2 1/4 miles again tomorrow. Some days we toss twice. We will soon have the birds out a lot further.
Hello Everyone. It's Time! We treated the birds 5 days for trichomoniasis. The next 2 days we are worming the birds again. We use Turbosole for tricho and Moxidectin Plus for worms. Both products are excellent and come from Siegel's Pigeon Supplies (800) 437-4436. The birds are all getting up and flying well. We have released them for training 6 times out of the shipping crates to overcome "crate fright." They were all trained to eat and drink from the crates earlier as well. The 1st couple of tosses will be from 1/2 mile. As always, we will move out a little at a time. Every bird here will have every opportunity to be a good bird. Tosses start in a few days.
Hello Breeders. There's not much new to report. The birds just finished 2 weeks of repiratory treatment. They will be wormed again this week and treated for Trichomoniasis. They are flying really well and the short toses will begin very soon.
We are keeping the birds in for a few days due to dove season. We are located about 2 miles from the bottoms and we don't want to take any chances. We will turn the birds out again mid day on Tuesday. We should be okay from that point on.
Hello Breeders. The birds are beginning to get up in a larger group and fly. The last birds to arrive are finishing their body and tail moult. We will continue to flag lightly and encourage all the birds to get up and fly. We will begin the 1st training tosses soon. I'm really excited about how things are looking. I think there is a good chance this will be the very best race season since we started.
Hello everyone. The 10th flights are still growing in. The birds are going out everyday. The weather changes from cool and rainy to humid and hot. I have switched the birds to a lighter feed to help them get up and start flying. The goal is to start training tosses the 1st part of September.