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Message started by Lance McWethy on 08/26/14 at 20:09:40

Title: Homing pigeons
Post by Lance McWethy on 08/26/14 at 20:09:40

How long should I fly birds around the house before starting to train them at distance and what distances should I start with like 1 mile and so on

Title: Re: Homing pigeons
Post by tstunkard on 08/27/14 at 10:10:20


3938362230213D2C550 wrote:
How long should I fly birds around the house before starting to train them at distance and what distances should I start with like 1 mile and so on


How old are the birds and how much free flying time do they get?

Title: Re: Homing pigeons
Post by Lance McWethy on 08/27/14 at 12:21:16

Not sure age got them from Jay 2 training days ago we have been flying them every day for bout week and will fly them everyday so they build there flight muscles just wanted to make sure so I don't fly them before they can handle it

Title: Re: Homing pigeons
Post by tstunkard on 08/27/14 at 15:09:26


6A6B657163726E7F060 wrote:
Not sure age got them from Jay 2 training days ago we have been flying them every day for bout week and will fly them everyday so they build there flight muscles just wanted to make sure so I don't fly them before they can handle it

I usually let them free fly for about three weeks, stamina seems to be the problem for young birds. Start with a few short flights of 1/2 mile to make sure they will home. Then bump the distance out to 1 mile usually from the direction of your training grounds. Once I have them homing from 2 miles reliably I increase it to 5 mile increments. Mike might have a better plan, hopefully he'll reply.    

Title: Re: Homing pigeons
Post by Lance McWethy on 08/28/14 at 12:08:41

Ok I'll try that

Title: Re: Homing pigeons
Post by Mike Byer on 08/29/14 at 07:54:02

I wold agree with Terry, the schedule he outlined pretty will follows what I do. One thing to remember is in hot weather, if you can, try and do most of your training in the early morning when it is cooler, especially with young birds. Just like training your dog or anything else for an athletic type event they must remain hydrated.
Mike

Title: Re: Homing pigeons
Post by Lance McWethy on 08/29/14 at 08:08:55

Ok thanks guys

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