The pigeons also receive a mix of cheese and peanuts every day during the travel time (afternoon) with the exception of the day of action.
Mix 2 grams Edamer cheese and 2 grams peanuts (food grade) in a kitchen machine and chop.
Throughout the season (500 and 600 KM flights), the peanut and cheese portion can be increased to 3 grams per pigeon as needed.
Add condition syrup from Dr. Marien every 3-4 weeks always on the day after return (morning) with a seed mixture (1/3 hemp, peeled sunflower seeds and mixed seeds) 1.5 ml for 10 pigeons.
Take out feed from previous day around 6:00 PM so the pigeons also are hungry on the day the syrup is added.
The classic widowhood is only practiced with birds.
Females are not used.
Normally, a training flight of 40 km is performed once a week.
If action is planned for Friday, training on Thursday.
Release is normally around 5:30 PM.
Then the pigeons remain in the cell together for about 30-60 minutes with a darkened dovecote.
After separating, wait about an hour to feed the pigeons so they can eat well.
The training flight will be in the morning with warmer temperatures (25 degrees or more).
If necessary, darken the dovecotes somewhat on the day of action.
Pigeons must be peacefully basketed.
The partners are not shown, because the pigeons have seen each other on the day before after reutrning home from their training flight.
The pigeons always stay for at least 1 hour in the darkened, cool garage before driving to the place of action.
The day after returning home is always a day off.
No free flight at the house.
Otherwise free light at the house mornings and evenings.
Start at the beginning of the week from about 35 minutes to about 60 minutes at the end of the week.
Free flight in the morning only if it is at least
No training at the house on the morning of the day when there is a training flight.
The pigeons are examined by a veterinarian before the season.
Treatments are given on instruction.
A resistance test is performed and the most effective medications are determined.
I have had very good experiences with the following products to treat trichomonads and goiter inflammation:
The pigeons are treated with Tricho-Groen (20 %) from Dr. Peeters for 7 days before the season.
The following products are used as needed throughout the season:
Metro (goiter wash)
BS and Belga Magix pills from De Weerd
This plan is only a guideline and may also be implemented differently.
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