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The N.E.H.U race from Melton Mowbray 21/4/2012 was won by Peel bros of South Shields, they took 1st club 1st fed, also taking 2nd and 4th club and 15 of the 25 birds clocked in the club......well done Peel brothers.
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PostSubject: Everyone finished Breeding ?   Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:19 pm

that's it now, no more ybs this year....have just taken away 20 eggs and replaced with plastic ones.

just a few ybs in nest still but once they are weaned that's it for this year.... cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Everyone finished Breeding ?   Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:06 pm

Got a few in the nest and 4 off my best pairs then done...I will have about 90 lol
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PostSubject: Re: Everyone finished Breeding ?   Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:07 pm

Ah but I have brought in 32 in
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PostSubject: Re: Everyone finished Breeding ?   Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:49 pm

no more ybs here now ...all on dummy eggs
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PostSubject: Re: Everyone finished Breeding ?   Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:13 pm

I have one left will be parted in a week or so, very pleased from a 2004 cock which is sire and grand sire of good pigeons

The widower and roundabout flyers would probably have not seen young in the nest since March
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PostSubject: Re: Everyone finished Breeding ?   Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:38 am

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Got a few in the nest and 4 off my best pairs then done...I will have about 90 lol

Chicken farmer Smile Smile lol! lol! Just put my last lot out on the landing board here etc & now I have to figure out how to bring them all up to scratch by early June for our first race. Shouldn't be an issue Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes as they will be all old birds Wink Wink as we class them down here. cheers
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PostSubject: young birds   Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:00 am

David wrote:
that's it now, no more ybs this year....have just taken away 20 eggs and replaced with plastic ones.

just a few ybs in nest still but once they are weaned that's it for this year.... cheers



I guess I am a bit different to the rest of you guys that are racing.

As you may know by now - I am starting again from scratch, having just come back into our sport after a long time away due to illness. I had to have an emergency Liver Transplant.

I only have 4.5 pairs of breeding birds and will be breeding as long as I can - maybe up until the end of July. I need to build myself a new family of quality birds, so I can have a go at the Y/B program in 2017.

QUESTION - Are any of you lovely people breeding for you top Stock Birds still? I understand that the racers will not have any more babies, but do you treat your stock birds differently - OR would you normally stop breeding from ALL your birds around this time of year?

I am really looking forward to hearing all about your racing seasons - so keep posting. atb

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PostSubject: Re: Everyone finished Breeding ?   Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:13 am

Everyone should not be breeding of racers especially sprint ones.distance ones might be different. The stock birds could still be breeding. I for one still have some more to come out of my stock but only selected one
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PostSubject: Re: Everyone finished Breeding ?   Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:23 am

phil...it makes life a lot easier if the ybs are all around the same age for vaccinating etc....
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PostSubject: Re: Everyone finished Breeding ?   Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:25 am

Totally agree if you can do that
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PostSubject: Re: Everyone finished Breeding ?   Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:53 am

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phil...it makes life a lot easier if the ybs are all around the same age for vaccinating etc....

Easy to say O/S Smile Smile harder to achieve thou at times I'm  affraid. Always a risk factor with what ever way one may decide to do/go with  the vaccination scenaro. Now, Phil Smile Smile being your first year back with new stock etc which way you choose I suspect sadly, you will be on a hiding to nothing type of thing for many reasons from my point of view. Next year when your stock are more settled there I have confidence on you having a much better breeding season as such. If your fortunate enough to find good healthy stock that like to breed like chooks Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes & 6 rounds should be like a walk in the park for them I suspect. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Everyone finished Breeding ?   Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:01 am

We will be moving the last 2,this weekend then that's it split them up and let them have a rest.
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PostSubject: Re: Everyone finished Breeding ?   Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:05 am

I re started approx. 6 years ago, after a 20 year break.....I bought 6 pigeons and bred ybs off them, now after breeding and introducing other pigeons ive more than I want to have and need to cut numbers drastically. if I was in the position of starting again with 6 pigeons, I would breed very slowly, and only introduce very few birds....I would do this over a few year period and not rush to establish a team of birds, otherwise its easy to loose control and be over stocked if you are not racing every week.
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PostSubject: Re: Everyone finished Breeding ?   Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:41 pm

I had a late start so I'm letting mine go again, just to try and get some ybs to race and, hopefully, have some for next years old bird racing
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PostSubject: Re: Everyone finished Breeding ?   Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:45 pm

Like me david.far to many
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PostSubject: Re: Everyone finished Breeding ?   Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:52 pm

just starting to ween the young birds of the racers and the stock are just hatching their first round
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PostSubject: Re: Everyone finished Breeding ?   Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:53 pm

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just starting to ween the young birds of the racers and the stock are just hatching their first round

Why this late Mark with your stock birds?

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PostSubject: Re: Everyone finished Breeding ?   Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:10 pm

too many birds phil was not going to have any young birds this year but changed my mind so paired the stock up on easter sunday race birds only had two training tosses up to yet maybe another three weeks before any racing for me
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PostSubject: Re: Everyone finished Breeding ?   Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:54 am

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I had a late start so I'm letting mine go again, just to try and get some ybs to race and, hopefully, have some for next years old bird racing

what did the 1st round come out like m8
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PostSubject: Re: Everyone finished Breeding ?   Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:01 pm

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I had a late start so I'm letting mine go again, just to try and get some ybs to race and, hopefully, have some for next years old bird racing

what did the 1st round come out like m8

Pm on its way daz
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PostSubject: Re: Everyone finished Breeding ?   Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:01 pm

okey dokey bud Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Everyone finished Breeding ?   Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:55 pm


i am still breeding in my little s/loft 3 pair as they are getting on and i want some younger stock that are not prisoners Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Everyone finished Breeding ?   Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:22 pm

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i am still breeding in my little s/loft 3 pair as they are getting on and i want some younger stock that are not prisoners Very Happy

Sounds reasonable to me Shippy Smile Smile. Perfect world for me would be to have all stock birds free to roam at will. Sadly I'm affraid when one takes in the risk factor, it is but a dream bounce bounce. Especially Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes when you have 33 pair Wink Wink.   cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Everyone finished Breeding ?   Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:10 am

Must admit I hate prisoner stock but it has to be
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PostSubject: Re: Everyone finished Breeding ?   Fri Apr 29, 2016 3:45 pm

I think it is a bonus if you have prisoner birds that you have an aviary .....they can enjoy the sun, rain and fresh air, plus have a nice safe bath...... cheers
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