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 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...

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...

The Invisible Threat to Racing Pigeons: Battling Red Mites

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In the serene realm of racing pigeons, where speed and agility reign supreme, lurks an unseen menace that can seriously jeopardize their health: the dreaded red mite, known in pigeon circles as the red bird mite. These tiny, dark-red ectoparasites can have a devastating impact on the racing pigeon population,...

Winter Breeding with racing pigeons: Dive In or Stay on the Sidelines?

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Hey there, pigeon enthusiasts! Even as we're knee-deep in the flying season, with the champions of the general competitions yet to be decided, it's never too early to look ahead. Ask any top pigeon-fancier, and they'll tell you: preparation is half the battle. Today, I’m diving into the world of...

Unlock Peak Pigeon Performance: The Vital Role of Electrolytes and Belgasol in Racing Success

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Embark on a journey to the top of the racing pigeon world with me, Jan de Wijs—your #RacingPigeonExpert with over four decades of experience. Today, I'm thrilled to share the cornerstone of my pigeons' routine: the strategic use of electrolytes and a steadfast commitment to Belgasol, a product I've trusted...

Trichomoniasis in Racing Pigeons: A Fancier’s Guide to Understanding, Prevention, and Treatment

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For those of us who have devoted our lives to the beautiful sport of pigeon racing, the health and well-being of our birds is paramount. Over my 40 years in the sport, I have seen and tackled many ailments that have befallen our feathered champions. However, today I want to...

Grit, the most important supplement for your racing pigeons!

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Grit aids pigeons in grinding down grains and seeds, leading to better nutrient absorption. But did you know not all grit mixes are created equal? Pigeons are spectacular birds and if you keep pigeons, of course, you want the very best for them. The food you provide and the care...