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PostSubject: what feed puts   Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:41 am

what feed puts weight on a bird fast ?
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PostSubject: Re: what feed puts   Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:20 am

Pea nuts and sun flower harts but I have found a seedy mix that is easy digested twice a day works for me
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PostSubject: Re: what feed puts   Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:30 am

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what feed puts weight on a bird fast ?
Sorry mate - I don't understand!

In one posting you say you have been with pigeon for 60 years - and then you ask 'what puts weight on a bird fast'.

Surly, you know the answer.

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PostSubject: Re: what feed puts   Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:07 am

I know the answers I am just testing you lot, maybe you can learn something lol!
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PostSubject: Re: what feed puts   Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:18 am

just a load of corn every day edgie...... lol!

not too sure really, would protein put weight on or carbs...? cheers

interested to hear what will... study
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PostSubject: Re: what feed puts   Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:22 am

feeding is an art david but it is also the key to good racing
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PostSubject: Re: what feed puts   Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:24 am

yes I think your right there edgie, it is......I think birds which are fed too much corn will be reluctant to exercise/fly, and birds who are hungry will be reluctant to exercise/fly too.

I think once your feeding is right everything is right.
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PostSubject: Re: what feed puts   Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:14 am

Bread and biscuits lol greggs pasty also does the trick
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PostSubject: Re: what feed puts   Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:27 pm

i would say peanuts is the fastest way
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PostSubject: Re: what feed puts   Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:50 pm

David wrote:
just a load of corn every day edgie...... lol!

not too sure really, would protein put weight on or carbs...?  cheers

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An excess of carbs will put weight on - but also will too much protein David.

The human body will turn an excess of protein into fat far easier than the equivalent of carbo'.  Not sure if the same thing applies to pigeons.

As well all know - Peanuts are full of FAT and therefore carbohydrate.  But not nearly as much as say Rape Seed oil.

Why would anyone want to male a pigeon fat anyway?

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PostSubject: Re: what feed puts   Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:19 pm

When I used to show the giant runts they had to be massive the bigger the better these were shown from Jan to March then the problem was getting the size down so they could breed . I do the same principal to get race birds to do the distance .because without excess weight they have no reserves .it is a matter of finding the ballance .
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PostSubject: Re: what feed puts   Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:31 pm

hemp maybe
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PostSubject: Re: what feed puts   Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:33 pm

No
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PostSubject: Re: what feed puts   Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:33 pm

a few of the old distance fanciers use it to balloon the birds up its high in omega oils ...I mentioned it in relation to distance flying ,my apologies Smile
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PostSubject: Re: what feed puts   Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:15 pm

I also use hemp in the mix. But the main seed I use is budge seed.
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PostSubject: Re: what feed puts   Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:21 pm

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I also use hemp in the mix. But the main seed I use is budge seed.

I put budgie seed in my grit min mix never really thought about using it in any other way but then feeding is something I need to brush up on as you say it is an art and is a big factor and can make all the difference
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