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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:07 pm

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be good for night fliers dont see many rabbits with glasses....well maybe in oz rabbit rabbit
Could just be the secret FW Smile Smile "carrots". Plenty of night flyer types down here etc Wink Wink over the years. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:14 pm

plenty ppl feed carrots, tried it years ago but never got them to eat any No
gave up trying they just went discoloured in the tray and muck collectors
might already be in the pellets.....iv not opened the box they came in yet
il take to the loft tomorrow and see what they think of them rabbit rabbit
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:26 pm

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plenty ppl feed carrots, tried it years ago but never got them to eat any No
gave up trying they just went discoloured in the tray and muck collectors
might already be in the pellets.....iv not opened the box they came in yet
il take to the loft tomorrow and see what they think of them rabbit rabbit
Should have tried carrot juice etc Wink Wink maybe. Glass for you as such & a glass for your pigeons. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:27 pm

are these rabbit pellets expensive, or cheaper than pigeon pellets fieldy...?
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:10 am

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are these rabbit pellets expensive, or cheaper than pigeon pellets fieldy...?
Nearly, double the price of the normal type chicken pellet down here David, but about the same price as pigeon pellets etc. Me being me Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Wink Wink I will just keep it a secret here, what I tend to feed Smile Smile.  Now Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes sussed out a new grain store here today. Mind boggling the different type pellets they had there if one wished to buy as such. Name an animal/bird Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes & they had a special pellet there which you could buy/use. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:12 am

a secret weapon knackeroo....... Suspect Suspect

warburtons thick cut springs to mind....... Razz Razz Razz flower lol!
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:38 am

Abit more expensive with p&p but im not going to be using loads of them..
The ones i was told to try are smaller than other rabbit pellets so easier to get them eating them...
I hope
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:45 am

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Abit more expensive with p&p but im not going to be using loads of them..
The ones i was told to try are smaller than other rabbit pellets so easier to get them eating them...
I hope
Seen much the same here today at the grain store FW Smile Smile. 1/3 the size of the normal rabbit pellet etc, which would make them more appealing to the pigeons I suggest. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:16 pm

Well the ybs eat them ok but the obs are thinking...what the flip...is he feeding us now scratch
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:45 pm

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Well the ybs eat them ok but the obs are thinking...what the flip...is he feeding us now scratch

same as they do with "pigeon pellets" fieldy, ive found they take a while to get used to them, just give a small % of them mixed with other corn at first, gradually increasing it......

that's if they are not normally in their every day diet....
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:08 pm

best time to get yer birds used to anything new in the feed is over the winter before breeding commences its no good giving new things on the eve of hatching they will leave it
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:48 pm

aye they didnt like groats much but they do now...handful in the tray soon go now
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:33 pm

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aye they didnt like groats much but they do now...handful in the tray soon go now
Many moons ago here FW Smile Smile I used to make a porridge from groats, linseed & a few other goodies etc Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes. Youngsters grew like chooks in the nest & the strange thing was bounce bounce I bred a multitude of 11 flyted babies back then. So much so, it become embarrassing to the extremes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:47 pm

sounds like the old speed cake knackeroo bounce bounce
my grandfatha (see avatar) used to make...mind my gran wasnt over happy about it.
eggs...sherry...seeds...crushed digestives groats..rice i forget the rest be 40 odd year ago.
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:55 pm

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sounds like the old speed cake knackeroo bounce bounce
my grandfatha (see avatar) used to make...mind my gran wasnt over happy about it.
eggs...sherry...seeds...crushed digestives groats..rice i forget the rest be 40 odd year ago.
lol! lol! lol! Absolute mess all round it was FW lol! lol! lol! other half here was the same Wink Wink babies looked absolute sh*te  lol!  lol!  lol! along with mum & dad etc bounce bounce but the end result was well worth the effort as such.
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:57 pm

Heard of many recipes for pigeon feed enhancers. My daughter in law is visiting next week. She is bringing me an ounce or two of hemp seed. To grow plants from. Some are apparently 'High test'. Some are less potent with different properties. She is well versed in making Cannabis oil and cookies with marajuana in it. Cookies. Will experiment, see how the birds react. Made from the leaves of the plant. Buds are for smoking and mine never picked up the habit. Possibilities are endless! Pigeons attacking hawks? Cats? Maybe flying in circles for hours. Interesting!!
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:27 am

They will just go to sleep lol!
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:45 pm

will put my ybs on Gerry plus when they are going out........hope to get them flying well, had problems in the past with them being lazy Razz Razz

a bit like me eh lol!
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:54 pm

I wouldn't dream of saying that David lol!
I like mine to stay on the bottom for quite a while untill they have abit more sense.
With going on the dark il have them on a breed n wean untill i take them off the dark end of June plenty linseed also.
Il race on gerry plus or similar
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:37 am

will you race the full yb program on Gerry plus fw, or add heavier corn as the distance gets further...?

I never force my ybs up to fly, I try to keep them down for as long as I can, giving them plenty of time to get accustomed to the surrounds ....
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:22 pm

No once they go on the race mix they stay on it maybe a few peas mid week if i think they need it.
Mine always exercise well range even after a few races (kiss of death will go like crows now).
Longest yb is only 270 mark
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:45 pm

ah right, so you would more or less keep them on Gerry plus the full yb season ...? do you think there will be enough in it , protein, carbs etc as the distance gets further...?
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:46 pm

Yeah but they still get pellets on a morning with tk seed
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:39 pm

The last two weeks mine have been on 1/3 premier gold 1/3 multi task both by bamfords and 1/3 four seasons by natural birds like the mix handle well and flying OK on it
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:18 am

I doubt if it matters what you feed your pigeons. Basic cheap mix is as good as anything. Long distance add more carbs. Short distance go the other way. Love of home and health win races.
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