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Oldstrain/Darren`s Winner of winners. 2012.
From Fed Topper to Master Chef
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: the pigeon game becoming   Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:13 pm

do you think the pigeon game is becoming too expensive in general Question
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PostSubject: Re: the pigeon game becoming   Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:46 pm

yes I think it is, everything is all about making money with pigeons, they know we are daft........ lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: the pigeon game becoming   Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:51 pm

Put a picture of a race pigeon on a bottle and charge top whack lot of products you can get a fraction of the price for humans do same job if not better also a lot of horse and animal medications or a lot cheaper
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PostSubject: Re: the pigeon game becoming   Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:07 pm

correct ian, your right......also call a shed a loft and the price doubles........ lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: the pigeon game becoming   Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:19 pm

Very expensive indeed...keeping them right with medications is getting pathetic
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PostSubject: Re: the pigeon game becoming   Sat Oct 01, 2016 7:00 am

Agree with what has been said we use vitamins for humans and other things only use any thing for pigeons when we need it.
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PostSubject: Re: the pigeon game becoming   Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:48 am

doctors just given my better half vitamins because she doesn't get out much, one a week for 7 weeks, so they sound pretty good ones.......I`ve got my eye on them for the pigeons...... Razz Razz lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: the pigeon game becoming   Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:39 am

its never been that expensive for me as I only ever have 50 pigeons maximum at any one time in the year and come winter down to 32 ...racing a big team has to be costly by comparison years ago I would think
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PostSubject: Re: the pigeon game becoming   Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:23 pm

same here 48 in total. so no big lay out for me
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PostSubject: Re: the pigeon game becoming   Sat Oct 01, 2016 7:00 pm

im not talking a few birds im talking getting set up from scratch
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PostSubject: Re: the pigeon game becoming   Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:03 pm

No insentive for new Comer's just the basics with now birds could easily set you back a£1000 and don't think you would buy new for that even a small loft s/h t3 baskets boxes perches and drinkers
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PostSubject: Re: the pigeon game becoming   Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:59 pm

IANYOUNG wrote:
Put a picture of a race pigeon on a bottle and charge top whack lot of products you can get a fraction of the price for humans do same job if not better also a lot of horse and animal medications or a lot cheaper

Ians got it spot on imo, pigeons are as expensive as you want to make it, if you want to buy all these medications which (apparently) turns average birds into top birds crack on, but for me I dont think its expensive if you keep within your means, I still get as much enjoyment out the 12 I keep as the next man who keeps 100, just my opinion though
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PostSubject: Re: the pigeon game becoming   Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:03 pm

Yes its very expensive but for me if it was 5 pound a bird I would still fly
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PostSubject: Re: the pigeon game becoming   Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:54 am

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im not talking a few birds im talking getting set up from scratch

its not just setting up though is it the expense does not stop their ....I don't consider 50 pigeons just a few birds either in a built up area its plenty trust me
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PostSubject: Re: the pigeon game becoming   Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:17 am

oldstrain wrote:
edgie wrote:
im not talking a few birds im talking getting set up from scratch

its not just setting up though is it the expense does not stop their ....I don't consider 50 pigeons just a few birds either in a built up area its plenty trust me
11 members in our club I am by far the smallest set up, most members have double this
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