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PostSubject: lock up or let out.   Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:14 am

I am lucky or daft enough to let my pigeons out all winter, my mate lives down the road from me and keeps his locked up all winter. while watching mine fly and his there seems little difference, If anything his seem to have more zip. Could locked up or let out have anything to do with this you think?
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PostSubject: Re: lock up or let out.   Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:35 pm

most keep them locked down for winter around here due to bop probs...if I could I would have them flying out through the winter ...not really sure it makes that much difference though
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PostSubject: Re: lock up or let out.   Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:09 pm

If you can keep um flying out and keep the fat off that's what I would do never keep them in
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PostSubject: Re: lock up or let out.   Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:07 am

markevans wrote:
If you can keep um flying out and keep the fat off that's what I would do never keep them in
I'm a fly them every day type of guy Wink Wink. Even with the virus issue here (experts Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes tell me to lock them up) they are out in all weathers. My local expert Wink Wink & his beauacratic mates here want me to fill out a 15 page questionare on our present prediciment with the virus. I could tell them in less than one page  lol! lol! lol! what my thoughts are  Wink Wink.  cheers
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PostSubject: Re: lock up or let out.   Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:29 am

I am able to fly my birds out all through the winter - except when the weather is too bad.

The only time we seem to have problems with hawks is in the the months of March and April (sometimes the last 2 weeks of Feb').

Even though our birds did not get fat over the winter, I have noticed a marked difference in their fitness levels. They have started to get fitter over the past two weeks - maybe due to the bit of training we have been giving them. But I really believe, they are getting fitter on their own as well.

All in all - I think if one can let the birds out over the winter, it is better for them.

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