News and Updates
Jun-12-2016
THE HEAT IS ON

WE HOPE EVERYTHING FINDS YOU WELL.  THE TEMPS ARE SOARING HERE, AS WELL AS WHERE MANY OF YOUR ARE, IM SURE.  THIS IS THE PRIME TIME FOR SICKNESS TO BREAK OUT, AND I REMOVED A BIRD TO THE HOSPITAL TODAY.  I HAVE NOT LET THE BIRDS OUT FOR THE PAST TWO DAYS, AS WE HAVE BEEN IN THE UPPER 90'S AND HIGH HUMIDITY.  I HAVE 12 TO MOVE OVER ON TUESDAY, AND THAT WILL BE THE FINAL MOVE.  ALL OF THE OTHER BIRDS ARE UP AND ROUTING GOOD.  ITS FUNNY THE BIRDS DONT GET SICK IN THE ISOLATION OR TRAP TRAINING SECTIONS, BUT AS SOON AS YOU STRESS THEM, THEY CANT SEEM TO TAKE IT.  PLEASE LEARN SOMETHING FROM THIS, IF YOU HAVE BIRDS GETTING LOST, OR SICK, MAKE A NOTE OF IT, AND CHECK THE BREEDING PAIRS.  I HAVE ABOUT 20-25 PEOPLE, SEASONED OLR FLYERS WHO IN 4 YEARS HAVE NEVER LOST A BIRD TO SICKNESS--THEY ARE DOING SOMETHING THE OTHERS ARE NOT???  I AM WATCHING THE BIRDS VERY CLOSELY, AND STARTED THEM ON PARASTOP TWO DAYS AGO.  DONT REALLY LIKE THE WAY THEY LOOK, ALTHOUGH IM SURE THE HEAT IS KICKING THEIR BUTTS.  HERE IS WHAT I HAVE OBSERVED:  IF THEY GET THE VIRUS BEFORE THEY HAVE DROPPED THEIR  3rd FLIGHT, THEY HAVE A GOOD CHANCE TO RECOVER--HAD 8 IN THE HOSPITAL--5 ARE RECOVERING.  IF THEY GET THE VIRUS WHEN ON THE 3rd OR 4th FLIGHT THEY WILL DIE WITHIN 12 HOURS.  IF THEY GET PAST THE 4th FLIGHT THEY DONT GET SICK.  OBVIOUSLY I WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED, JUST AM CONCERNED, WE WILL SEE HOW THEY DO.  IM NOT USE TO SICK BIRDS, AND WHEN I SEE ONE, IT BOTHERS ME.  WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED.

TIM AND KENNY

Jun-02-2016
UPDATE

THE UPDATED INVENTORY IS ON THE RESULTS PAGE.  THERE ARE 17 BIRDS THAT MUST BE RECHIPPED DUE TO CHIP FAILURES. THERE ARE ALSO 6 BIRDS STILL IN THE HOSPITAL IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED AN EMAIL THAT ONE OF YOUR BIRDS IS MISSING, IT MUST IN HAVE DISAPPEARED IN THE LAST 10 DAYS.

TO BE RECHIPED

ARPU-33648     E-42194.    EMPC-3833.    PUEBLO-16510.    WSRP-2304.    WCF-552.    SD-1102.    VITA-3631.    PUEBL-16015.

AKZ-6681.    PUEBL-16504.    AKZ-6679.    BISON-1004.    KOLV-1017.    TEXAS-3439.    JED-622.    

PLEASE EMAIL ME IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

TIM AND KENNY 

Jun-01-2016
JUNE 1

WE HOPE EVERYTHING FINDS YOU ALL WELL.  I PULLED THE 9th FLIGHT ON THE BIRDS TODAY, AND DID A HANDS ON INVENTORY.  I AM TRYING TO UPLOAD IT TO WINCOMPANION, BUT HAVE HIT A GLICH.  I UNDERSTAND TERRY IS IN THE HOSPITAL, I WILL SEE WHAT I CAN DO WITH IT, BUT FEEL LIKE I AM GOING TO NEED HIM.  WE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING ANY MORE BIRDS AFTER THIS WEEK, UNLESS YOU HAVE MADE ARRANGEMENTS.  I WILL TRY AND GET THE INVENTORY POSTED, ASAP.  I HAVE ALSO POSTED A VIDEO, PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO WATCH YOUR BIRDS FLYING. 

CLICK ON YOUTUBE

IN THE SEARCH BOX ON THE TOP: TYPE IN TIM KIRSCHNER

WHEN IT OPENS, YOU WILL SEE A BLUE DOT, CLICK ON THAT.

IT SHOULD BE THE FIRST VIDEO.

THE BIRDS HANDLED VERY GOOD TODAY, IT HAS GOTTEN VERY HOT AND HUMID NOW, AND THE BIRDS ARE OFTEN A LITTLE DOWN IN WEIGHT RIGHT NOW, HOWEVER, I DID NOT SEE THAT.  THE BIRDS HAVE BEEN OUT 26 OF THE LAST 30 DAYS, LOCKED OUT, FOR 3-4 HOURS.  THEY ARE FLYING EXTREAMLY WELL!

KEEP A LOOKOUT FOR THE INVENTORY, AND KEEP YOUR FINGERS CROSSED TERRY CAN HELP ME OUT.  HE HAS NEVER FAILED ANY OF US YET.

TIM AND KENNY

May-16-2016
MAY 15, INVENTORY

I conducted an inventory of every race bird on the property yesterday and today.  Many issues with chips!!  We currently have 466 birds here with our last enteries coming this week.  I will post an inventory at the end of the week.  It appears we are out very few birds. 

 IN HOSPITAL:

TEXAS-823-BB--REPLACE

JEDDS-1962-BB-RECOVERING-YOUR CALL

JEDDS-13437-BC-RECOVERING-SHOULD BE FINE

CCM-1868-BB-RECOVERING-YOUR CALL

IHC-1778-BBSP-REPLACE

OCF-803-BC-RECOVERING-YOUR CALL

ADO-31-BBSP-POX-ONLY BIRD IN LOFT WITH IT-VACCINATED--?  REPLACE

THE ABOVE BIRDS ARE SICK, SHOWING SIGNS OF ADENO, AS IT IS NOW GETTING HOT.  YOU HAVE 2 WEEKS TO REPLACE.  NO BIRDS ACCEPTED AFTER MAY 31. 

I HAVE POSTED TWO VIDEOS TO YOU TUBE--CLICK ON YOU-TUBE, IN THE SEARCH BOX, ENTER TIM KIRSCHNER, WHEN THE SCREEN APPEARS, CLICK ON THE BLUE DOT IT SHOULD BE THE FIRST AND SECOND VIDEOS.  BIRDS ARE DOING SUPER.

THANKS,

TIM & KENNY

May-08-2016
EARLY MAY UPDATE

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO ALL THE MOTHERS. 

HOPE ALL FINDS YOU WELL.  WE ARE CURRENTLY AROUND 430 BIRDS RECEIVED. I AM STILL ENTERING THEM AS I PAUSE TO GIVE YOU THIS UPDATE. THE BIRDS THAT ARE OUT, ARE FLYING EXCELLENT, I AM VERY PLEASED AS WE ARE RIGHT ON SCHEDULE. WE WILL BE RECEIVING BIRDS THROUGH THE WEEK OF MAY 15th, IF YOU ARE HAVING ISSUES WITH GETTING BIRDS HERE, DROP ME AN EMAIL, AND WE CAN LOOK AT YOUR SITUATION.  THERE IS ONE SICK BIRD IN THE HOSPITAL,OUR FIRST, AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT MAY RECOVER. THE HAWKS CONTINUE TO ATTACK THE BIRDS, BUT SEEM TO BE LETTING OFF. I HAVE THE CLOCK ON MOST DAYS AND IF A BIRD IS MISSING FOR SEVERAL DAYS, A CALL IS MADE FOR A REPLACEMENT.  WE HAD CURRENTLY HAD ABOUT 12 REPLACED.  AS SOON AS ALL THE BIRDS GET HERE, I WILL START POSTING INVENTORY, AS CURRENTLY THERE ARE ABOUT 70 BIRDS IN THE QUARANTINE AND TRAP TRAINING SECTIONS THAT DONT  HAVE ACCESS TO THE ANTENNA.  HEALTH, EXCELLENT.  EVERYTHING RIGHT ON SCHEDULE.  HAPPY WITH OUR PROGRESS AT THIS POINT.  MORE VIDEOS COMING SOON.

TIM & KENNY

May-01-2016
APRIL 30, 2016

We hope everything finds you well.  We currently have 380 birds in the loft, a good number of Breeders have indicated they will be shipping in the next two weeks. We have about 320 birds going out daily and are flying good, they are locked out from 3-4.5 hours.  We will add about 35 to that number this week.  Still no sick birds.  I'm neverous about it, as it has now gotten hot.  I can't believe we won't get some sick birds.  The Hawks have killed five that I have seen, and run off about another eight most have already been replace, with the others coming.  We also have had 3 birds sustain broken wings, which have or will be replaced.  How the hell you can hit something here is beyond me!!  After over a month with less than an inch of rain, we are finally getting some. The clock is turned on every Monday for 3 days to identify any lost birds, and we will be posting a hand scanned inventory this week to Wincompanion.  This is to check the scanner bands and get a general feel for the birds.

We hope all of you racing are having a good experience.

 

Stay Tuned

Tim and Kenny

Apr-19-2016
APRIL 19, 2016

BREEDERS,

HOPE ALL FINDS YOU WELL. WE CURRENTLY HAVE 330 BIRDS SENT IN FOR THE RACE.  A GOOD NUMBER OF YOU HAVE INDICATED YOU WILL BE SENDING SHORTLY. WE ARE OUT 15 BIRDS.  THE HAWK HAS KILLED 4 KNOWN, 3 ARRIVED SICK, AND NEVER GOT TO THE LOFT, AND 8 MISSING IN ACTION.  ALL BREEDERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED. THE HAWKS CONTINUE TO TORMENT THE BIRDS. WE NOW HAVE TO WATCH OVER THEM THE WHOLE TIME THEY ARE OUT. WE HAVE ABOUT 280 BIRDS GOING OUT DAILY. THEY ARE FLYING EXCELLENT. WELL PLEASED. WE STILL HAVE NOT HAD A SICK BIRD, BUT THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS IT HAS BEEN IN THE MID 80'S AND IM SURE IT WILL START WITH THE HEAT.  WE TYPICALLY LOOSE ABOUT 8-10% DUE TO SICKNESS, SO LETS KEEP OUR FINGERS CROSSED.   I HAVE ALSO POSTED A VIDEO ON YOUTUBE  CLICK ON YOU TUBE, HIT SEARCH, ENTER BREEDERS FALL CLASSIC, HIT FIRST BLUE BUTTON, IT IS THE FIRST VIDEO.  UNTIL NEXT TIME,

TIM & KENNY

Apr-11-2016
APRIL 11TH

BREEDERS,

HOPE ALL FINDS YOU WELL.  WE CURRENTLY HAVE 286 BIRDS THAT HAVE ARRIVED.  WE ARE GETTING A GOOD NUMBER THIS WEEK FROM THE CONTACTS WE HAVE HAD  WE WILL BE WELL OVER 300 BY THE END OF THIS COMING WEEK.  WHEN USING THE WEB SITE AND YOU ARE ON THE HOME PAGE, JUST SCROLL DOWN, ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED IS THERE.  THE BIRDS ARE FLYING GREAT  VERY PLEASED WITH THE NEW FEED.  I WILL BE DOING AN INVENTORY ON WEDNESDAY.  ANYONE MISSING A BIRD, WILL BE NOTIFIED.  THE HAWKS ARE JUST GIVING US FITS.  3 BIRDS HAVE BEEN KILLED.  I ALSO HAVE TWO WITH INJURED WINGS, OTHERWISE BIRDS ARE PROGRESSING NICELY.  WE HAVE NOT HAD ANY SICKNESS YET, WE ARE THANKFUL FOR THAT.  THE CURSE THIS SPRING HAS BEEN THE WIND.  FOR OVER TWO WEEKS NOW, WE HAVE DAILY, HAD HIGH WINDS.  SOME DAYS, BRUTAL.  THE BIRDS WERE ACTUALLY KEPT IN FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS, UNHEARD OF BY ME.  IF YOU ARE SENDING BIRDS, YOU DO NOT NEED TO CONTACT ME, KEEP YOUR TRACKING NUMBER AND SHIP  I HAVE BEEN HERE EVERY DAY SINCE FEB. AND WILL BE HERE UNTIL NOV. GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE

TIM & KENNY

 

Apr-04-2016
APRIL UPDATE

BREEDERS,

WE HOPE ALL FINDS YOU WELL.  WE CURRENTLY HAVE OVER 250 BIRDS PRESENT.  150 ARE GOING OUT DAILY, TO BE JOINED BY ANOTHER 50 STARTING TOMORROW.  OUR HEALTH HAS BEEN GOOD.  TWO BIRDS ARRIVED SICK, AND WE HAVE LOST NO OTHER BIRDS TO SICKNESS.  THE HAWKS HAVE BE TERRIBLE!!!!  THIS IS THE WORST YEAR, SINCE I STARTED THE RACE FOR HAWKS.  WE HAVE LOST 3 BIRDS TO HAWK ATTACKS, AND THE BIRDS ARE VERY SPOOKY.  WHEN I LET THEM IN AFTER BEING OUT FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS, THEY BANG THE TRAP TO SAY THE LEAST. 

THE BIRDS ARE FLYING WELL.  THE OLDER GROUP IS FLYING ABOUT AN HOUR, AND ACTUALLY STARTING TO RANGE A LITTLE.  THE WEATHER HAS BEEN VERY WINDY.  THESE BIRDS ALREADY KNOW HOW TO FLY IN THE WIND.  ITS FULL SPRING HERE, AND VERY BEAUTIFUL. THE WILD DOGWOODS ARE BLOOMING, AND ARE A SIGHT.

I HAVE POSTED A VIDEO OF YOUR BIRDS FLYING.  CLICK ON YOU TUBE, AND IN THE SEARCH BOX TYPE IN TIM KIRSCHNER.  THE VIDEO IS ABOUT THE SECOND OR THIRD ONE DOWN.  MARCH 29,2016 IS THE TITLE. 

WE WILL BE ACCEPTING BIRDS UNTIL MAY 15th, SO DONT BE IN A HURRY AND MAKE SURE YOU PICK THE ONES YOU WANT.  THE COMPETITION IS INTENSE!  THANKS FOR FLYING THE RACE, AND GOOD LUCK.

TIM AND KENNY

 

Mar-10-2016
UPDATES

As I am now sending emails as updates, it occurred to me that some of you might not be getting them.  If you are not getting the updates via email, please let me know.  We have 100 birds here now, no sick birds, knock on wood.  Great job breeders.  The BFC has added Kenny Rhodes as a partner.  AS A RESULT, PROTEGE LOFT WILL ENTER NO BIRDS IN THE RACE.  HE IS IN AS A PARTNER, AND OUT AS A PARTICIPAN.  I WILL CONTINUE TO HANDLE THE DAY TO DAY SUPERVISION OF THE BIRDS.  KENNY WILL SERVE AS AS SOMEONE TO BOUNCE IDEAS OFF OF, ASSIST IN SUPERVISION OF THE MONEY RACE, AND ANYTHING ELSE THAT WILL HELP THE RACE GROW.  He always wanted to have a OLR, please direct all fussing, bitching, and complaints to him.

Please let me know if you are not getting the update emails--check your spam folders.  They are much more informative than these updates.

 

Tim

BFC

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