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PostSubject: What Feed After Breeding Over ?   Tue May 31, 2016 9:08 am

once members have finished breeding, what do they feed their stock pigeons on...light feed such as barley mixed with an all round type, or just barley or on an all round mix ?

any thoughts ?
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PostSubject: Re: What Feed After Breeding Over ?   Tue May 31, 2016 9:54 am

Been thinking the same David, something like a depurative mix until they go into a moult then a moulting mix
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PostSubject: Re: What Feed After Breeding Over ?   Tue May 31, 2016 10:01 am

im just using up the breeding mix what ive got left shippy, mixed with some Gerry plus to lighten it.......off for corn at weekend so need to get something to see them through for a while.
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PostSubject: Re: What Feed After Breeding Over ?   Tue May 31, 2016 10:59 am

Same here just best all round mixed with wheat and barley
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PostSubject: Re: What Feed After Breeding Over ?   Tue May 31, 2016 11:16 am

Natural all round mix with barley, same as all year.
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PostSubject: Re: What Feed After Breeding Over ?   Tue May 31, 2016 11:26 am

All birds fly out here. So just a cheap mix. Flax and Safflower added Thursday to racers feed.
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PostSubject: Re: What Feed After Breeding Over ?   Tue May 31, 2016 3:07 pm

David wrote:
im just using up the breeding mix what ive got left shippy, mixed with some Gerry plus to lighten it.......off for corn at weekend so need to get something to see them through for a while.

im not lofty Laughing but if you have some good barley and gerry plus take no hurt
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PostSubject: Re: What Feed After Breeding Over ?   Tue May 31, 2016 6:00 pm

I was planning on something like barley, he has it at corn shop from Vaux bros and its around £6 - £6.50 a bag and its nice stuff......mixing with an all round, maybe vanroebys or natural.
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PostSubject: Re: What Feed After Breeding Over ?   Tue May 31, 2016 6:24 pm

ours get breeding mix all year round but only 1 ounce per bird per day
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PostSubject: Re: What Feed After Breeding Over ?   Tue May 31, 2016 9:15 pm

Bamfords super moulting in about 3 weeks for me a good mix light with plenty different grains
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PostSubject: Re: What Feed After Breeding Over ?   Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:45 am

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All birds fly out here. So just a cheap mix. Flax and Safflower added Thursday to racers feed.

Many trees have been lost Wink Wink in relation to this topic etc Hal Smile Smile I would say Wink Wink & I would suspect our birds are capable of finding the energy required from just about any food placed in front of them with in reason & in many cases it just comes back to the feel good moment by their owners Smile Smile when buying the top/exspensive grains on hand. The birds though more than likely would wish they just use the kiss attitude Wink Wink. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: What Feed After Breeding Over ?   Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:47 pm

The stock birds just love the freedom.  The pied Ganus pigeon cock stayed, doubt if he ever been outside before. Was fully prepared to lose him but fortunately he is now flying with the older race birds. Usually smart ones stay. They were all down on the grass yesterday eating plants (shepherds purse?) and dandelions. I watch the barn pigeons around here and they were fielding in certain spots. Over a 1000 acres just planted, sprayed etc, treated corn and soybean seed. Barn pigeons avoid getting sick. Always alert to hawks etc,. So figure mine are safe enough also. With giving away lots of stock birds and having the loft for them housing about 6 pairs, opened the adjoining door to the young bird loft. They were getting tight for space. 50 in an 8 x 8. So now are all happy in 16 x 8. All trading bugs etc,. Gave the 8 older race birds 30 mile toss yesterday. Headwind. Back before me. So they will go this weekend. Very soon, few weeks will train some of the older young birds. They are looking to mate up anyway.
Perhaps let them go in two's and three's as I once did. Cuts down on 'followers'.
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PostSubject: Re: What Feed After Breeding Over ?   Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:06 pm

off for corn maybe tomorrow, still un decided what to buy........ Question Question

thinking maybe barley and an all round...... scratch study
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PostSubject: Re: What Feed After Breeding Over ?   Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:23 pm

Let us know what you decide David, I'll be getting mine in the next week or so and I'm still not sure what to get
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PostSubject: Re: What Feed After Breeding Over ?   Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:51 pm

yes I will lofty, im not certain at all..... No scratch study
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PostSubject: Re: What Feed After Breeding Over ?   Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:37 pm

I will be feeding something like barley david, probably mixed with a decent all round mixture.
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PostSubject: Re: What Feed After Breeding Over ?   Sat Jun 04, 2016 11:25 am

just been for corn, decided on barley and versa laga all round.......50 / 50 mixture for them I think at first see how they do, can always add a bit more all round if needed.
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PostSubject: Re: What Feed After Breeding Over ?   Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:54 pm

Nice one David, I'll take a look to see what he's got next week when I go, but what your going with seems ok, thanks buddy
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