The Benefits of Narrowleaf Plantain Tea for Racing Pigeon

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This miraculous plant offers a range of benefits that contribute to the health and performance of our racing pigeons. In this blog article, we will delve into why we give our pigeons narrowleaf plantain tea at least once a week and how this contributes to their glossy, radiant health and vitality.

The Benefits of Feeding Racing Pigeons a Few Days 100% Barley

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Feeding racing pigeons a 100% barley diet offers numerous benefits, especially when the pigeons are not performing at their best. From improved digestion and weight regulation to enhanced training performance and faster recovery, barley can be a powerful tool in your pigeons' diet. Try it out and experience the positive effects on your feathered champions yourself! 

The Silent Saboteur: How Misguided Medication Practices Derail Racing Pigeon Success

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The unspoken tragedy lies not in the winds or the weather, but in the misguided hands of pigeon-fanciers who make one monumental mistake time and time again. They take refuge in medicine too early or too late, misunderstanding the crucial difference between a bird in poor shape and a bird truly in need of medical intervention. 

Safeguard Your Champions: Why Late Birds Need Quarantine

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The thrilling world of racing pigeons isn't without its challenges. A "late bird" – one that returns well beyond the anticipated race time – requires dedicated care and cautious handling. This isn't just about one pigeon. It's about safeguarding the well-being of your entire loft and understanding the unique risks...

The Ultimate Handbook for Rest and Recovery in Racing Pigeons

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A Must-Read for Every Pigeon Enthusiast. Hello pigeon enthusiasts, and welcome to this comprehensive handbook on rest and recovery for racing pigeons! If you've ever wondered how experts keep their pigeons in top condition, you've come to the right place... Rest and recovery are essential for peak performance, and in...

Keep Your Feathered Athletes Flying High: The Importance of Regular Baths for Racing Pigeons

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For any racing pigeon enthusiast, witnessing your birds soar through the skies is a true joy. But like any high-performing athlete, your pigeons need proper care to maintain peak condition. One crucial aspect that often gets overlooked is regular bathing. Here's why a bath at least once a week is...

The Secret Weapon in Pigeon Racing: Why Vaccinating Against Paratyphoid is Essential

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In the world of pigeon racing, where the health and performance of each pigeon are paramount, one topic often takes center stage in discussions among enthusiasts: vaccination against paratyphoid. Paratyphoid, caused by Salmonella Typhimurium var. Copenhagen, is a disease that can have severe consequences for racing pigeons. Symptoms range from...

The Importance of Dry Lofts: The Key to Success in Pigeon Racing

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Hello everyone, I'm Jan de Wijs, The Racing Pigeon Expert, and I'm here to tell you why a dry loft is of vital importance for every pigeon enthusiast. If you love pigeons like I do, you know there's nothing like the feeling of a successful flight and seeing your pigeons...

A Thrilling Beginning: A Step-By-Step Guide to Weaning Young Pigeons

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Embarking on the journey of weaning young pigeons, the moment when they first step outside to spread their wings, learn to fly, and ultimately return to their coop, is an exhilarating milestone in pigeon rearing. This process isn't just crucial for their physical growth; it's pivotal for honing their navigational...

Feed Your Pigeons Only Safe Peanuts: Microwaving is Key!

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Microwaving is Key! When it comes to feeding our pigeons, it's vital that their diet is both nutritious and safe. Pigeons require a balanced diet to maintain their energy levels and recover from their exertions... One of the favorite treats of racing pigeons is peanuts, which are an excellent source...

A Brilliant Trick to Keep Your Male Pigeons in Check!

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Hey, enthusiastic pigeon lovers, here we have another sparkling piece of advice to take your pigeon loft to new heights! Do you recognize this scenario? You want to send out a complete pair of pigeons, but you're unsure about the optimal situation... For the female pigeons, I suggest having chicks...

The Art of Quality Over Quantity: Raising Elite Racing Pigeons

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Pigeon racing is an exciting hobby. The key to succeeding in this pursuit is often misconstrued as owning numerous pigeons. But the adage that often holds true is this: "Keep only a few racing pigeons, but keep the best you can get" The first question that arises when we approach...

The Unexpected Benefits of Garlic for Racing Pigeons in Pigeon Sports

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Garlic is not just a beloved kitchen spice but also a potent supplement that's been utilized for centuries for medicinal purposes. Intriguingly, the perks of garlic aren't limited to humans; it can be super beneficial for our feathered friends, particularly racing pigeons! In this blog, we dive into the various...

The Ultimate Guide to a Successful Molting Season

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Expert Advice from Jan de Wijs with 40 Years of Experience. Fantastic that you're here, fellow racing pigeon enthusiasts! I am Jan de Wijs, and with over 40 years of experience in pigeon racing, I have a lot to share..Today, I want to discuss a subject that is absolutely crucial...

Getting Started with Young Pigeons: Here's How!

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In this blog, I offer tips on how to get the best out of your young flyers. Below are some best practices for the care and training of young pigeons. Raising and training young racing pigeons is a delicate task that requires precision, patience, and a lot of love. In...

Unlocking Pigeon Racing Success: A Brilliant Trick to Keep Your Male Pigeons in Check!

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Hey, enthusiastic pigeon lovers, here we have another sparkling piece of advice to take your pigeon loft to new heights! Do you recognize this scenario? You want to send out a complete pair of pigeons, but you're unsure about the optimal situation... For the female pigeons, I suggest having chicks...