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Breeding Season Care

A successful race or show season begins with healthy, strong youngsters so the proper care of your breeders is essential. We highly recommend that you follow the guidelines below as it greatly reduces the chances for your breeders to develop any health problems.

Medication Program Prior to Breeding Season

2 to 3 weeks before mating birds, turn the lights on in your breeding loft for 18 hours a day, every day. Continue to leave the lights on for 18 hours a day for the entire breeding season. The birds will mate easier as: 1) the birds think it is spring (more hours of light per day, and 2) the birds build up more hormones, and 3) the birds lose weight.

The breeding season is very stressful on the birds so it is important to run them through a preventative medication program. This helps to ensure that the breeders do not develop medical problems, have a high hatchability rate and produce strong youngsters. Start this program about 5 - 6 weeks prior to pairing the birds together. It should include:

* Vaccinating the breeders for paratyphoid and paramyxovirus.

* Treat breeders with Enroxil to clear up and infections in the reproductive tracts.

* Treat for canker with Ridzol-S

* Treat for E-coli (Enroxil will treat this)

* Treat for coddiciosis with Miracle Life

* Worm the birds. We usually only treat them once a year for worms - at this time.

A general rule for any new fancier. A good rule of thumb is to always have on hand a medication that will treat the major illnesses that are common to pigeons: canker, coccidiosis, e-coli. If you have racing homers, a respiratory product is also needed as a treatment during the race season every week.

Throughout the breeding season we give the breeders:

* Vitamins in the water about 3 days a week, rotating between Vita Preen and Vita Pro Combo.

* Make sure the breeders have plenty of fresh grit before them every day. We sprinkle Calci Mineral and Vita King Multi Mineral in the grit. We also recommend using the Jovati Mineral Grit several days a week.

* We place small ceramic gallipots in the loft containing Saline Powder and Red Racing Minerals.

* Picolyt is another good product to use during breeding season.

Weaning Babies

We wean our babies when the feathers underneath their wings being to open up - about 28 days old. When they are moved to their own loft we dunk their heads in the drinker so they know where water is and we feed them safflower for 5 days, then Canadian peas for 4 days. Then we feed them a regular condition mix. We feed the larger grains first so the youngsters learn how to eat large seeds, not just picking at the smaller grains in a mix.

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Granulated Charcoal Granulated Charcoal

Granulated Charcoal is an essential supplement for pigeons in the prevention and control of coccidoiosis, reducing the effects of diarrhea and also reducing the toxins in the gut as well as the odor of droppings. Granulated Charcoal can also help during breeding season to help produce stronger egg shell.
Directions: Mix with grit or offer separatlely in a gallipot
4.5 lbs per bag

Our Price: $12.00
Tobacco Stalks Tobacco Stalks

The Natural Short Tobacco Stalks are a particularly suitable nesting material, pigeons like to use to build their nest.

The nesting plays an important part in the relationship between the male and the female on the one hand and in the attachment of a couple to their nest on the other hand. It is evident that suitable nesting material enhances the breeding results. Moreover the Natural Tobacco Stalks are a natural and efficient means to protect the breeding pairs and their youngsters against external parasites (red mite, feather mite and ticks). All this has a favorable effect on the breeding results.

The Natural Tobacco Stalks are a natural product that is easy to use. Just make the Natural Tobacco Stalks readily available to the pigeons when they are building their nest.

Natural Tobacco Stalks are also ideally suited as floorcovering in baskets.

Directions

Make the Natural Short Tobacco Stalks readily available to the pigeons when they are building their nest.

Our Price: $12.00
Jovati Apple Cider Vinegar Jovati Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar by Jovait the makers of Jovati Mineral Grit.
Prevents the spread of E-Coli & Salmonella and a "Good Gut Bacteria Enhancer"
Usage: 1 tbs 2 x per week for youngsters
Racing birds - 2nd day after arrival
Moulting - 2 x per week
Rest periods - daily for 3 weeks

32 oz bottle

Our Price: $12.50
RÖHNFRIED - Rozitol RÖHNFRIED - Rozitol

As we know for a long time, the pigeon-oriented in their home region even after the sense of smell. It is therefore important that the pigeons will be sent with free airways to the races. Rozitol cleans the nose and promotes the segregation of fixed mucus. Old mucus and dust is being liquefied and then swallowed by the pigeons or remotely via cotton swab.

Application: 1 to 2 drops per nostril or 30 drop per liter of water.

Breeding Pigeon: 14 days prior to pairing

Racing pigeons:

14 days before the first free flight

14 days before the training races

3-4 times per season 6 days before important races

Youngsters: always after recovering of the Young Bird Sickness. 14 days before the first training

Our Price: $18.00
Röhnfried - Oregano Schaffett Röhnfried - Oregano Schaffett

Oregano-Schaffett consists to 45 % of sheep fat and also contains oregano oil and linseed oil. This composition ensures the maximal energy supply for competitive flights, training, breeding, the raising of squabs, and moulting. The oregano oil improves the digestive process and linseed oil provides unsaturated fatty acids. Oregano-Schaffett is also well suited for the absorption of powders.
1-2 Tablespoons of Oregano-Schaffett are stirred into 1 kg of grain feed until the oil is evenly distributed. The sheep fat may be briefly warmed up to facilitate this process. The oil coated grain is then ready as feed.

Storage: Store at room temperature and protect from light exposure! Use within 12 weeks of opening! Cool storage increases the shelf life.
600 grams

Our Price: $19.00
Jovati Garlic Oil Jovati Garlic Oil

Jovati Garlic oil is composed of pure garlic extracts and refined soy oil rich in linoleic acid and linolene. Garlic oil also contains E vitamins, which have a beneficial effect on the fertility of the pigeons and contributes to a positive effect on the muscle and nervous system.
Directions: 30 drops to 2.5 lbs of feed OR 1 drop per bird per day down the throat

Bottle is 500 ml (Compare to other brands at smaller sizes)

Our Price: $24.00
Röhnfried - Hexenbier Röhnfried - Hexenbier

Hexenbier is a vitality drink made of onions, honey, propolis, Echinacea (cone flower), elderberry juice, beardlichen (Usnea barbata), and garlic, which strengthens the resilience and causes exceptional eagerness to fly After several days of giving Hexenbier the breast meat of the pigeons turns pink, the nose-wattle turns white, and the down feathers moult extensively.
20 ml per 1 liter of drinking water
During Racing Season: Monday & Tuesday
During breeding/moulting season: 2 times per week

Refrigerate after opening.

Our Price: $34.00
Performance Pills - 500 ct Performance Pills - 500 ct

The winning edge that we all are looking for. Improves the development of strength, size, stamina and speed in the birds. Reduces fatigue and accelerates recovery and recuperation. All natural ingredients: minerals, vitamins, herbs, amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates.
Recommended use: 1 tablet per bird on each of the seven days prior to first race. We also give 1 Performance Pill along with the Vita King Ideala pills to our youngsters starting at 14 days old until weaned.

Our Price: $75.00
Performance Pills - 1000 ct Performance Pills - 1000 ct

The winning edge that we all are looking for. Improves the development of strength, size, stamina and speed in the birds. Reduces fatigue and accelerates recovery and recuperation. All natural ingredients: minerals, vitamins, herbs, amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates.
Recommended use: 1 tablet per bird on each of the seven days prior to first race. We also give 1 Performance Pill along with the Vita King Ideala pills to our youngsters starting at 14 days old until weaned.

Our Price: $115.00