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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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If

your birds are exposed

to

other birds during shows, shipping,

or

when being sent

to

one loft

races, you

will

want them

to

have improved immunity and pathogen defense. Stron

ger birds

will

have stronger results.

It

is

especially important

in

developing hatchlings, during weaning and

other periods

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stress and performance.

For immunity building and pathogen defense

in

the pigeon gut. Promotes hydration,

aids

in

heat and stress management, digestion

and

nutrition absorption.

It

s

no

secret that

indiscriminate use

of

antibiotics

is

harmful

to

our birds. Lower your reliance

on

antibiotics

by

letting your birds

natural immunity

do

the work. Developed

by

the scientists

at

Alltech®,

Acidifier Plus contains

an

organic buffered acidifier which increases and mainta

ins the acidity

in

the digestive tract, creating

an

environment

opt

imal for beneficial bacterial populations and

unfavorable

to

pathogens such

as

E.

coli and salmonella. With its four essential ingredi

ents,

Acidifier Plus also includes probiotics, enzymes (aiding

in

digestion) and electrolytes

to

help

maintain essential health function and manage symptoms

associated with stress. A sweet taste

also encourages drinking and hydration.

If

your birds are exposed

to

other birds during shows, shipping,

or

when being sent

to

one loft

races, you

will

want them

to

have improved immunity and pathogen defense. Stron

ger birds

will

have stronger results.

It

is

especially important

in

developing hatchlings, during weaning and

other periods

of

stress and performance.

For immunity building and pathogen defense

in

the pigeon gut. Promotes hydration,

aids

in

heat and stress management, digestion

and

nutrition absorption.

It

s

no

secret that

indiscriminate use

of

antibiotics

is

harmful

to

our birds. Lower your reliance

on

antibiotics

by

letting your birds

natural immunity

do

the work. Developed

by

the scientists

at

Alltech®,

Acidifier Plus contains

an

organic buffered acidifier which increases and mainta

ins the acidity

in

the digestive tract, creating

an

environment

opt

imal for beneficial bacterial populations and

unfavorable

to

pathogens such

as

E.

coli and salmonella. With its four essential ingredi

ents,

Acidifier Plus also includes probiotics, enzymes (aiding

in

digestion) and electrolytes

to

help

maintain essential health function and manage symptoms

associated with stress. A sweet taste

also encourages drinking and hydration.

If

your birds are exposed

to

other birds during shows, shipping,

or

when being sent

to

one loft

races, you

will

want them

to

have improved immunity and pathogen defense. Stron

ger birds

will

have stronger results.

It

is

especially important

in

developing hatchlings, during weaning and

other periods

of

stress and performance.

For immunity building and pathogen defense in the pigeon gut. Promotes hydration, aids in heat and stress management, digestion and nutrition absorption. It’s no secret that indiscriminate use of antibiotics is harmful to our birds. Lower your reliance on antibiotics by letting your birds’ natural immunity do the work. Developed by the scientists at Alltech®, Acidifier Plus contains an organic buffered acidifier which increases and maintains the acidity in the digestive tract, creating an environment optimal for beneficial bacterial populations and unfavorable to pathogens such as E. coli and salmonella. With its four essential ingredients, Acidifier Plus also includes probiotics, enzymes (aiding in digestion) and electrolytes to help maintain essential health function and manage symptoms associated with stress. A sweet taste also encourages drinking and hydration.

If your birds are exposed to other birds during shows, shipping, or when being sent to one loft races, you will want them to have improved immunity and pathogen defense. Stronger birds will have stronger results. It is especially important in developing hatchlings, during weaning and other periods of stress and performance.

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