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Monday, October 08, 2012

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New Loft Under Construction.

 

Visitor to our home this year have seen the Winners1 loft continually change as we construct our new breeding and race loft. The building when complete will measure just over 20m x 5m plus aviaries. Will include 20 single pens and additional breeding section; feed room, area for microscope for health testing as well as race loft.

 

We have gone away from the traditional loft design often used in Australia with open fronted lofts. Once complete, all of the loft will be closed with birds in each section including the single pens, having access to an aviary.

 

Some of the single pens.

 

Rod Simmons

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BREEDING MIX

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Saturday, September 29, 2012

I would like to cover what breeding mix we use.

We have our mix made especially for us; this is used as the base to which I will add dun pea at different times of the week.

The mix comprises:

40% dun pea

15% hard wheat

15% safflower

10% milo

10% vetch

5% maize

5% grey sunflower

The stock birds are fed twice a day and in most cases never run out of food.

Why do I feed twice a day?

I find when you give them a feed, even if they have some food left, they will go to the food, than pump the young up again.

Four out of seven days, I will add one third of dun pea to the breeding mix for that day. In this mix I add liquid vitamins, brewer’s yeast and mineral powder. On the alternate day they have vitamins in the water.

A special note:

Without most flyers knowledge, most mixes have oil added to the mix to make it shine as well as take away the dust. I make certain no oil is placed in the mix made for us.

 

 

Rod Simmons

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Winners1 Way

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Over the coming months and into the racing season, we will cover all of our methods, from the way we have paired the breeders, the training, feeding and racing.

It will be great to here from others from Australia and around the world, their view as each topic is discussed.

Rod Simmons

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Pair Up The Rest

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

How our new imports are settled, we will soon pair up the rest of our existing breeders.

All very well bred and producing stock, they will all be allowed to breed a round or two for our 2013 race team.

Rod Simmons

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Vaccinating for PMV.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

With the first handful of young birds seperated, we have started our program of vaccinating for PMV.

To stay on the safe side, all young will routinely be injected on weaning.

Rod Simmons

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DNA testing for sex

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Wednesday, September 05, 2012

An arrangement with DNA Solution will now ensure all 2012 bred youngsters a guarantee of sex. Blood from the first ten young separtated was sent off today.

Rod Simmons

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Looks like the treatment is working

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

The products from Rob Marshall seem to have made a different to the two hens with the loose droppings.  I’ve been giving it to all the stock birds to keep the vitamins and minerals up to them.  Always been a heavy user of vitamins, minerals and calcium when the stock birds are breeding.

Rod Simmons

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Loose droppings

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Over the last 2 month, two of our imported hens have always had very loose droppings, spraying and making a mess everywhere.  They have been treated for everything and given the normal pink mineral powder and a number of different grits and vitamins. 

Seeing nothing fixed them, I contacted Dr Rob Marshall; he sent us E Powder, Turbobooster and Quick Gel. We will mix the required amount with the pink mineral powder as his instruction and see if it fixes the two hens.

I will keep you informed.

Rod Simmons

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Welcome to the Winners1 Blog!

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

 

This is my first blog post on this website - this online business to be exact!

We have added great information for all the Pigeon Racing community. Buy all the latest proven race winning breeds, as well as products to get your own loft started.  You'll find heaps of great content and information that will be updated regularly as new birds are hand reared for sale.

For those new to pigeon racing we will have plenty of tips and information from other experts in the industry.

I hope you enjoy and feel free to let me know what you think!

 

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