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PostSubject: If you could only    Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:27 pm

Hi lads if it come to it and you only have room to race 12 birds what sex would you fly and why
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PostSubject: Re: If you could only    Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:06 pm

hi phil, why not 6 of each...? you could race widowhood or natural.
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PostSubject: Re: If you could only    Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:09 am

what size set up phil ...you could race celibate either sex or 6 of each on roundabout
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PostSubject: Re: If you could only    Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:42 am

Before I packed in due to work shifts, family etc, I tried to hang on to pigeons by keeping 6 racing cocks (inland up to 260 mls only) and 6 hens which didn't race. That was it 12 pigeons total.
They weren't trained or raced as YB's, settled to new home as yearlings then trained maybe up to 35 miles approx. but usually single up, and not raced till 2 year olds.
Had 3 x 1sts club plus 2nd, 4th and 7th fed and several other decent positions in good competition. Finished season with 4 out of the 6.
So answer to your question this is what I'd do as I've seen it work for me anyway.
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PostSubject: Re: If you could only    Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:11 pm

Are we talking 6 boxes 6 paired or 12 boxes is 12 cocks if so natural and race the 12 hens as well and double your team
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PostSubject: Re: If you could only    Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:09 pm

I'm sorted I've room to race 12 pair it was just wondering what other people would say lol I've set up for 12 pair and and six by six for 20 young birds
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PostSubject: Re: If you could only    Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:41 am

phil411 wrote:
I'm sorted I've room to race 12 pair it was just wondering what other people would say lol I've set up for 12 pair and and six by six for 20 young birds


Hi Phil

This is another Phil here - blueskylofts.

I was extremely busy building our new loft when you joined (you might have seen my latest postings) and never got the chance to welcome you.

However - from one Phil to another - WELCOME. It is great to see that you are contributing already. That is just what we need on this forum - members that 'put in' as well as take out.

Cheers Buddy.

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PostSubject: Re: If you could only    Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:29 pm

Hiya Phil and thanks for the welcome yeah I've seen you post and I've been member for few years I use to fly in partnership but come on my own and now I've moved from allotments and come behind the house bounce
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PostSubject: Re: If you could only    Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:45 pm

if I had to pick one sex phil it would deffo be hens. personally I find em lot easier all round, my mate swears cocks and tops fed regular. each to their own I guess
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PostSubject: Re: If you could only    Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:07 pm

12 pair? Mate 3 pair then a week later another 3 and so on until all mated. Gives you a lot of flexibility come race season. ie. 10 day eggs, hatching young etc etc,. Just a suggestion.
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PostSubject: Re: If you could only    Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:49 pm

blueskylofts wrote:
phil411 wrote:
I'm sorted I've room to race 12 pair it was just wondering what other people would say lol I've set up for 12 pair and and six by six for 20 young birds


Hi  Phil

This is another Phil here - blueskylofts.

I was extremely busy building our new loft when you joined (you might have seen my latest postings) and never got the chance to welcome you.

However - from one Phil to another - WELCOME.  It is great to see that you are contributing already.  That is just what we need on this forum - members that 'put in' as well as take out.

Cheers Buddy.


I`ll second that bluesky, weve had a few over the years like that.... Suspect  Suspect

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PostSubject: Re: If you could only    Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:48 pm

for me it would be 12 cks on widowhood no other way for me
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PostSubject: Re: If you could only    Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:30 pm

I think I would be the same if I could, about 12 pair...
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PostSubject: Re: If you could only    Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:10 pm

I would love to come down to 12/14 pairs but do we really won't to is the question
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PostSubject: Re: If you could only    Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:40 pm

in an ideal world yes I would mark, but I personally couldn't do it.....I`m too soft with them and treat them as pets....I suppose I should have never let them get to this many, and controlled the numbers more when I could. Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: If you could only    Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:47 pm

Dave that's the same problem with me treat them as pets a lot of old birds 10/12/14 years of age still filling their eggs most of um
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PostSubject: Re: If you could only    Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:55 pm

yes me too mark, got 11,1,2 and 13 year olds and its hard when ive had them for so long, they would be no good to anyone else.......although all what I have are still filling eggs and hatching them...i1ll have a 12 year old hen who was still hatching ybs last season, and I`m hoping she will do in 2017 too.
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PostSubject: Re: If you could only    Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:11 am

so long as you enjoy yer pigeons that's all that matters lads ,i hate it when guys flippantly talk of culling birds ,yes we all have to but it is not nice and don't need to be said at all .theirs no discussion in it for me ...i got 3...8 year old cocks here all have cards but their finished now so will use them as feeders and switch eggs under them these birds did me proud and gave me a lot of enjoyment so they can have a box Smile
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