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PostSubject: Feeding birds before basketing    Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:20 pm

I would like to know what you guys' opinion is on feeding birds before basketing them and taking them to the club. Someone at our club tonight said that you should never feed birds within 4 hours of basketing. Do you agree? And do you have any other comments to make?

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PostSubject: Re: Feeding birds before basketing    Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:27 pm

yes I do agree always feed in the morning before basketing and a bit of small seed lunchtime
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding birds before basketing    Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:35 pm

I've just got back from our club basketing birds, we are at Newbury around 116 miles, I probably handled 40 birds and not 1 of them had food in their crop,
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding birds before basketing    Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:09 pm

depends on the distance. 300 miles morning feed. Over that distance feed what they will eat until noon. However!! tough weather forecast feed more. Rice holds water more than most grains so always wise to include some. White rice. Cannot fly on a pea and a promise.
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding birds before basketing    Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:17 pm

we always give cress on the morning of basketing too last feed on Friday morning is a energy mix if its a stiff race they get 50/50 widow and energy on Thursday last feed to
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding birds before basketing    Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:58 pm

guy in our club must feed right before basking because there all ways corn in his baskets. But he wins alot of races so it must work Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding birds before basketing    Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:24 pm

if I was racing old birds it would be widowhood cocks, and would gradually build the feed up towards the end of the week, giving as much as they want Thursday evening, then maybe a light morning feed Friday....with small seed mid day to encourage them to drink.
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding birds before basketing    Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:20 pm

David wrote:
if I was racing old birds it would be widowhood cocks, and would gradually build the feed up towards the end of the week, giving as much as they want Thursday evening, then maybe a light morning feed Friday....with small seed mid day to encourage them to drink.
same here almost to the letter
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PostSubject: Re: Feeding birds before basketing    Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:34 pm

I let them eat what they want Thursday night, and a light feed morning of basketing at 630 before I go to work.
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