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PostSubject: Sponges !!!.   Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:34 am

Chatting to my Geordie mate & the new big thing  Rolling Eyes  Rolling Eyes is sponges in the drinkers on the transporters for the birds etc with my Fed as such. Apparantely used in  Germany I'm told when they transport their birds there. Geordie mate works with sponges in his day job & he has made up on a trail basis 3/4 different types to see how they may work as such. So Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes being of curious mind Wink Wink I ask here, would anyone have knowledge on this issue with your races birds Smile Smile on race day. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Sponges !!!.   Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:05 am

interesting that oz ...never heard of it before
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PostSubject: Re: Sponges !!!.   Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:16 am

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interesting that oz ...never heard of it before
Supposed Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes & I say supposed  Wink  Wink I believe O/S Smile Smile its to keep the water in the drinkers while on the road to the race points as such so the birds can drink in transit. Gravity & hills Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes have me some what concerned about the value of there use though Smile Smile. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Sponges !!!.   Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:19 am

just so they can clean under their wing pits, arriving home smelling good lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Sponges !!!.   Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:39 pm

what difference would a sponge in the trough make......? scratch scratch study
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PostSubject: Re: Sponges !!!.   Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:14 pm

Seems i remember something like that long ago maybe 90s not sure who but think it was a national..nfc or dutch/belge... study
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PostSubject: Re: Sponges !!!.   Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:50 pm

Sounds a good idea if the sponges were the ones with the big holes in the birds could put their beaks in and drink from them while going along but they would have to be sterile for the next week
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PostSubject: Re: Sponges !!!.   Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:19 pm

Somebody selling at Blackpool had sponges in the drinkers hanging on pens, not sure why?
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PostSubject: Re: Sponges !!!.   Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:58 am

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what difference would a sponge in the trough make......?  scratch scratch study
I don't know Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes  Crying or Very sad  Crying or Very sad  Crying or Very sad  that's why I'm asking the experts here etc  lol!  lol!  lol! David Wink Wink Smile Smile.  cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Sponges !!!.   Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:16 am

they do that here when shipping animals by air, keeps the water from spilling. i would not to reuse sounges too many times they're a breeding ground for bacteria. not sure if they can be totally sterilized
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PostSubject: Re: Sponges !!!.   Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:24 am

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they do that here when shipping animals by air, keeps the water from spilling. i would not to reuse sounges too many times they're a breeding ground for bacteria. not sure if they can be totally sterilized
Interesting Morb Smile Smile maybe that's where the idea first originated from etc type of thing. Geordie mate Wink Wink could be on a little earner Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes I suggest, seeing as he works in the sponge type domain. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Sponges !!!.   Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:47 am

Going back to my Motor Cycle Road Racing days - I remember they used to (and probably still) put a type of foam inside the petrol tanks to stop the fuel sloshing about in the tank when you corner, accelerator or brake fast/hard.

I guess this is the same idea. I can't see why it would not work and is a really good idea. Except - will the birds know how to drink from them?

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PostSubject: Re: Sponges !!!.   Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:28 am

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Going back to my Motor Cycle Road Racing days - I remember they used to (and probably still) put a type of foam inside the petrol tanks to stop the fuel sloshing about in the tank when you corner, accelerator or brake fast/hard.

I guess this is the same idea.  I can't see why it would not work and is a really good idea.  Except - will the birds know how to drink from them?

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Learning curve scenario I suggest with the birds Phil Smile Smile. The smart ones Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes would have their birds well educated before the season would start I suspect if such a system come into play etc. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Sponges !!!.   Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:07 am

I would think that in the majority of races, if the pigeons are prepared properly, they should not need a drink during transit and should be offerd a drink prior to liberation.

It would not help to have pigeons moving about wanting a drink whilst the transporter was in motion, the more settled they are in the paniers the better.

They have enough to contend with , potholes, fumes, fighting, (the latter would be made worse by pigeons moving to get to the drinkers} etc;

If the race is longer than a specific distance then there should be a compulsary stop during transit for the pigeons to have the opportunity to have a drink.

Of course one could always supply the pigeons with a straw long enough to reach the drinkers from any position.

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PostSubject: Re: Sponges !!!.   Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:33 am

can anyone tell me what the logic/idea behind a sponge in thee water, how will this be of any benefit ...?

all the sponge will do is soak the water up, so how is that any benefit to the pigeons scratch scratch study
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PostSubject: Re: Sponges !!!.   Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:47 am

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can anyone tell me what the logic/idea behind a sponge in thee water, how will this be of any benefit ...?

all the sponge will do is soak the water up, so how is that any benefit to the pigeons scratch scratch study
As I said David Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Smile Smile I don't know etc  Wink  Wink but I'm willing to learn, if it maybe can have some benefit for the birds some how during transit type of thing. Maybe if its the Germans that use some thing along those lines for their birds we should put the welcome mat out here so they could advise us all of the good & bad points as such Smile Smile. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Sponges !!!.   Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:38 am

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they do that here when shipping animals by air, keeps the water from spilling. i would not to reuse sounges too many times they're a breeding ground for bacteria. not sure if they can be totally sterilized
Interesting thought their Mord Smile Smile in relation to the bacteria/sterilizing bit etc Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes as my brain Wink Wink  figured out there would be about 200 odd metres of sponges bounce bounce requiring attention on the units on the truck we use here as such to be cleaned & I suspect its some thing that at this stage, little thought has been giving to type of thing Wink Wink. Could be an opening lol! lol! lol! for the old bleach trick to come into play I suggest, maybe Smile Smile. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Sponges !!!.   Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:56 am

Come on folks! Bleach in moderation never decimated birds. Other stuff also. But each to their own.
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PostSubject: Re: Sponges !!!.   Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:05 am

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Come on folks! Bleach in moderation never decimated birds. Other stuff also. But each to their own.
lol! lol! lol! as you know Hal, well Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes certain folk etc bounce bounce like worrying about unnecessarily factor type issues, when it comes to their birds Wink Wink as such. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Sponges !!!.   Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:33 am

They say “the dirtiest thing in your kitchen is the sponge you wash your dishes with” but who knows, the dirtiest thing in my kitchen me lol
I think it’s like markevans said, the sponges with the big holes, they hold the water but still allow the birds to drink from it

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PostSubject: Re: Sponges !!!.   Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:34 am

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They say “the dirtiest thing in your kitchen is the sponge you wash your dishes with” but who knows, the dirtiest thing in my kitchen me lol
I think it’s like markevans said, the sponges with the big holes, they hold the water but still allow the birds to drink from it

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lol! lol! lol! Don't bother inviting me now for breakfast/lunch Morb Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes etc Smile Smile. The appetite I have here bounce bounce I'm affraid would be rather diminished by your description of your conditions there Smile Smile. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Sponges !!!.   Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:06 am

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They say “the dirtiest thing in your kitchen is the sponge you wash your dishes with” but who knows, the dirtiest thing in my kitchen me lol
I think it’s like markevans said, the sponges with the big holes, they hold the water but still allow the birds to drink from it

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lol! lol! lol! Don't bother inviting me now for breakfast/lunch Morb Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes etc Smile Smile. The appetite I have here bounce bounce I'm affraid would be rather diminished by your description of your conditions there Smile Smile. cheers


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PostSubject: Re: Sponges !!!.   Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:29 am

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They say “the dirtiest thing in your kitchen is the sponge you wash your dishes with” but who knows, the dirtiest thing in my kitchen me lol
I think it’s like markevans said, the sponges with the big holes, they hold the water but still allow the birds to drink from it

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lol! lol! lol! Don't bother inviting me now for breakfast/lunch Morb Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes etc Smile Smile. The appetite I have here bounce bounce I'm affraid would be rather diminished by your description of your conditions there Smile Smile. cheers


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