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Andy123
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When I clean and feed out in the morning I usually drop the fronts on the loft. Mainly to allow more air to flow through the loft.

When I feed in the morning it’s the only time I get with the birds and leave some food down for them during the day. When I went to take the food away this evening I noticed a youngster had returned at some point during the day. 

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She was lost from the first young bird race on the 20th August. She is in pretty good condition, although as can be seen her rings were covered in river sand. 

She is one that I bred for Murray and is out of a cock that I had also bred for Murray out of the Red cock from Magic x the grizzle hen from George.

Her Dam was a latebred out of a cock from John & Ben that was 2nd bird from Poitiers 343 miles x a hen from Pete that was 3rd bird from Poitiers 343 miles. Both these birds flew Poitiers as yearlings but were lost from the disastrous 18 mile trainer earlier this year. 

Always nice to see one return. 

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devo56
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Good to hear mate, it does make you wonder where they go.


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Andy123
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Good to hear mate, it does make you wonder where they go.

And what makes them think it’s time to find home. It is turning colder and feed getting shorter. Maybe that’s the trigger. But as you said mate it would be great to know where they have been. 

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Murray
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Great to see that one home, Andy.

After a winter at home she might do really well as an old bird. 

Who knows where she has been or how far she has traveled.

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Trevor Hodges
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Posted by: @andy123
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Good to hear mate, it does make you wonder where they go.

And what makes them think it’s time to find home. It is turning colder and feed getting shorter. Maybe that’s the trigger. But as you said mate it would be great to know where they have been. 

Great to see them making their way back home over the winter, I think one of the biggest driving factors in getting them moving is that as next years crops are now in the ground there is very little to no food left in the fields. 


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Buster121
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Looking really well and if they are her droppings they look good as well, glad another home mate as Murray says maybe do well next year at least she knows how to get home now

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