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what temps & conditions do you fly your pigeons in?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by farmgirlshelley, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. farmgirlshelley

    farmgirlshelley Out Of The Brooder

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    It has been nice here lately, sometimes in the 50s. I flew my roller pigeons the other day and it was in the 50s. They all did well. The young ones are still not flying much they just fly up and land on the roof of the barn but I am hoping they will fly more with time. What are your thoughts? One pigeon had a hard time getting back to the barn because of the wind. Do you fly when it is windy or not?
     
  2. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    I have white homers I find my birds get shack happy if I do not fly them daily. When I toss my birds I take in account wind chill, temperature, distance, age and condition of each individual bird.

    I do a loft release when the winds are quite strong and temperatures are arctic conditions.

    By watching your flock you then know what conditions your particular flock like by the amount of time it takes the flock to return to the loft.

    You will then take note that some birds on different days will stay out different times regardless of conditions..
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2013
  3. farmgirlshelley

    farmgirlshelley Out Of The Brooder

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    I flew them today but one of them looks sick and didn't fly at all. I have no idea what is wrong and I had to leave so I will have to bring her in the house tonight and check her out :(
     
  4. farmgirlshelley

    farmgirlshelley Out Of The Brooder

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    I came home tonight and brought the pigeon in but she died almost immediately. so sad [​IMG]
     
  5. laughingdog

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe she rolled down/crashed into something? anyway, so sorry for your loss.
     

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