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Andy123
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I took a few photos of some of the youngsters we have left in the loft this evening. We have 28 that will now be kept and be raced as yearlings next year. Most have been trained and 7 have had one race at 140 miles. There are 7 younger ones that haven’t been trained yet. 

These photos were taken just before calling them in. 

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These photos are inside the loft after being fed. 

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A couple of photos for Murray of Muzzaboy, our first bird from last weekends race bred from Pete’s Muzzabella x a cock from John & Ben. 

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Looking well mate

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looking good Andy don't see many feathers on the floor are your bird through the moult


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looking good Andy don't see many feathers on the floor are your bird through the moult

I had just cleaned them out before getting them in lol. But yes the majority have gone through the bulk of their body moult now and only have 2 flights to go. 

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mine are a long way behind yours some only on there 2nd flight 


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All looking good Andy.


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looking good Andy don't see many feathers on the floor are your bird through the moult

I had just cleaned them out before getting them in lol. But yes the majority have gone through the bulk of their body moult now and only have 2 flights to go. 

Is this better George? Taken this morning before cleaning out lol. 

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The old birds are starting to fall apart now.

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I scrape out twice a day during the summer. Once the clocks change I will probably have to go back to just scraping out in the mornings as it will be getting dark by the time I finish work. 

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Now I have finished racing I have started adding some conditioning seed into the mix to help them through the moult. 

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Thanks for putting those pictures up, Andy.

I love having an interest in the test loft.

I just called my wife and showed her 'my' pigeon in the loft in England, 

I hope he winters well and comes out strong in the spring. 😀 

I am good! They aren't firing rubber bullets at me. Yet.
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Andy do you still have the lino down


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Andy do you still have the lino down

Yes George I do in the old bird loft. It does still work well and although I haven’t been religiously washing it down when I do it still comes up like new. The only thing I would say against it which is still leaving me undecided on what to do is that if there is any wet in there at all it doesn’t dry very quickly unlike with wood that soaks it up. 

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Now I have finished racing I have started adding some conditioning seed into the mix to help them through the moult. 

What is in your 'conditioning seed' mix?

Mine just eat the same mix all the time. Might be worth thinking about. 

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Now I have finished racing I have started adding some conditioning seed into the mix to help them through the moult. 

What is in your 'conditioning seed' mix?

Mine just eat the same mix all the time. Might be worth thinking about. 

It is a conditioning mix that I get from one of my wholesalers.

It contains:

Yellow millet, red dari, linseed, black rape seed, canary seed, wheat, naked oats, aniseed oil, white dari & buckwheat. 

I have used it quite a bit in the past and have also used it for trapping but haven’t used it this year until now. I just think it should help with the feathering and help them through the moult. 

I mixed a 12.75kg bag of conditioning seed in with 20kg of all round mix. 

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Now I have finished racing I have started adding some conditioning seed into the mix to help them through the moult. 

What is in your 'conditioning seed' mix?

Mine just eat the same mix all the time. Might be worth thinking about. 

It is a conditioning mix that I get from one of my wholesalers.

It contains:

Yellow millet, red dari, linseed, black rape seed, canary seed, wheat, naked oats, aniseed oil, white dari & buckwheat. 

I have used it quite a bit in the past and have also used it for trapping but haven’t used it this year until now. I just think it should help with the feathering and help them through the moult. 

I mixed a 12.75kg bag of conditioning seed in with 20kg of all round mix. 

When I use conditioner I use the one with the aniseed in as well and feed a tub a section every couple days and as an extra not part of normal feed

 

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is that the one for chickens Steve


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