*Video* Feed Mixing for Breeding Racing Pigeons


In this video Dennis Weinreich of Hawkbait lofts shows us how he mixes feed for his breeders. He starts off with a 15% commercial pigeon feed mix that you can get at any feed supply and to that he adds…

  • 1 cup Maple Peas
  • 1 cup Safflower
  • 1 cup 16% chicken pellets (helps to raise the protein content and also has lots of vitamins and minerals)
  • 1 cup wild birdsees (it’s loaded with vitamins and minerals and is good for the birds coat as well as helping to raise the protein content)
  • 1 cup organic rice (brown and white organic rice mix)
  • 1 cup Spanish Peanuts (helps add fat to the feed which is good for the babies)
  • Petimine (added a few times a week, rich in B vitamin and soy protein)
  • Olive Oil (about 1 tablespoon)

This is a great feed mix for breeders rich in vitamins and minerals and high in protein to help the parents stay energized and the babies grow nice and strong.

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  1. #1 by allan on February 7, 2011 - 9:12 am

    hey guys feed mixed during breeding and condition for the breeders is good ang quality for the health of breders.. i like this post thanks for sharing this post verry informative!! during the race season i also add the (pili nuts) nuts oil this is verry effective for the health of pigeon racing fast recovery, build up for the muscle of pigeon. thanks

  2. #2 by Alister murray on January 21, 2011 - 4:42 am

    Look,I dont know what to add here?Everybody seems to have a feed mix thats supposed to breed the best young one’s.I just keep it simple and give the birds what they want.I’ve tried pigeon mix’s before and the birds pick out all the pea’s and then just play around with the rest.They know what there chicks need.I’ll mix up pea’s,wheat,a little maise,and chicken pellets.Dampen with oil,and powder with PVM (pink,vitamin,mineral).Give plenty of health grit,and garlic in the water one day and probiotics the next.The young one’s are great.

  3. #3 by Rodolfo Arisgado on December 11, 2010 - 8:30 am

    Good mixed of grains, but dificult to find some of them at home. But maybe there are alternatives of grain which is the same content of protein.

  4. #4 by Christopher Adam Trella on November 27, 2010 - 7:43 pm

    Did just about all that,’cept for the olive oil

  5. #5 by mostafa on October 3, 2010 - 7:29 am

    thankes to you
    do you have apigeon chat ????????????????
    for the pigeons lovers
    please tell me ……………………

  6. #6 by oldshep45 on September 17, 2010 - 6:52 pm

    Interesting and makes sense to me Worth a try

  7. #7 by jerry sumner on August 29, 2010 - 8:54 am

    when i had pigeons in 60s, we didnt feed all this feed thats out there today. we feed corn, commady rice,and anything they would eat. its like my friend gave me some rollers two months back. they are so inbred, they sre stuppied. he said feed them milo,wheat, this will make them roll better. got reed of them. so i say feed corn,wheat,yellowpeas,pellets.

  8. #8 by hamed on August 24, 2010 - 5:43 am

    hello

    tanks is so good for me

    hamed

  9. #9 by Gus on June 21, 2010 - 9:33 am

    Hello everyone, i need a good racing mix any good secrets out there thanks!

  10. #10 by Airbaby on May 14, 2010 - 7:19 pm

    The last few years we didnt use grain for breeding….we used the Nutriblend Purina Gold and Green…just follow the instructions on the bag…babys both years have come out fantastic.

  11. #11 by mike on March 16, 2010 - 6:14 am

    I would never consider feeding wild bird seed to my pigeons, it contains all the crap top feed companies reject, basically it’s the sweeping off the floors.
    My advice is keep it simple,I buy a good qaulity breeders mix contaning at least eight different grains,when I ring the babies I put in their box a small pot of maple peas preferably tasmainian as their the best,by all means also add a few peanuts to the mix,this does two things, it helps provide strong healty babies plus they get to know what peanuts are which helps them come to hand easier,but make sure you buy good qaulity peanuts, preferably the ones for human consumption.
    plus I add to my feed three times a week garlic oil with brewers yeast added,with anti fungal and improver in the drinker. follow this guide and you will rear beutiful strong healthy babies,I would gaurantine you. enjoy your birds mike…

  12. #12 by jr malilay on February 28, 2010 - 6:16 am

    sir dennis what is petimine?is dog food for puppy is good for racing pigeon too?

  13. #13 by terry on February 25, 2010 - 6:10 pm

    sounds OK, but I am not too sure about the wild bird seed, I don’t use it myself.What I do is use the basic mix and watch what the breeders leave when feeding the youngsters, then take most of that out,and add what they want most, be it corn, peas etc.Remember the birds know what they want or need better than we do.We need to observe their needs more.I hope he is mixing this daily with the oil,so it doesn’t go sour on you.

    terry

    • #14 by dennis on May 20, 2010 - 1:39 am

      HI TERRY

      I HAVE BEEN USING A WILD BIRD SEED THAT CONSISTS OF BLACK SUNFLOWER SEED, RED MILO, AND MILLET TO MY REGULAR COMMERCIAL 16% PIGEON MIX FOR MANY YEARS.. THE WILD BIRD SEED ALSO IS COATED WITH A VITAMIN MINERAL..I ALSO USE PURINA EGGINA LAYENA CHICKEN PELLETS.. AND MY BABIES ARE VERY HEALTHY.. I RAISED 150 YOUNG BIRDS THIS YEAR AND ALL WERE BIG FAT AND SASSY……. DENNIS

      PS THE NAME OF THE WILD BIRD SEED IS CALLED PENNINGTONS…NOT SURE ALL WALMARTS CARRY IT OR NOT.

  14. #15 by mike on February 24, 2010 - 9:21 pm

    again what is petamine and from the description it sounds like you could do the same with brewers yeast and soy beans?????????

  15. #16 by Stepenup on February 20, 2010 - 6:27 pm

    Its easier to buy feed at feed mill stores or some flyer’s that get their feed from pigeon feed companies and they sell it to other pigeon flyer’s.

  16. #17 by Chris on February 18, 2010 - 8:10 pm

    I prefer to buy the feed I need for breeding and racing from pigeon feed supply then buy the craps from Wal-Mart and other chicken feed stores .

    Guys don’t use commercial feed ! 🙂

    • #18 by terry downs on February 17, 2011 - 8:22 pm

      I agree,although the pellets work, chicken or turkey doesn’t matter.

  17. #19 by Ken Kobus on February 4, 2010 - 6:28 pm

    Dr. Chalmers writes in articles on this site that maple peas have a compound that stops digestion of protein and should be no more than 5% of the mix and fed with cereal grains. Other peas donot have it and are ok to feed.

  18. #20 by Ken Kobus on January 30, 2010 - 10:29 pm

    Just was at walmart for bird seed. read the labels and the warning said: Wild bird feeding only. do not eat, or feed to pets and pet birds. wash hands after filling feeders. There is feed from over seas and the usa that is treated with pesticide powder for storage and the processor did not polish and air clean the feed for pet consumption. It would increase to cost to walmart. The feed we are seeing now was harvested last year.

    Add the oil before adding any powder. It sticks easier to the moistened feed.

  19. #21 by david on January 20, 2010 - 7:39 pm

    Google turns up a bunch of results for petamine. Here is one link from Amazon

    http://www.amazon.com/ScottS-Petamine-Breeding-Formula-lbs/dp/B0002ASDDY

    8 oz. for $3.70 U.S.

    “Feed to adult breeding birds during the breeding season. This is the original Petamine formula. Dietary enrichment product for all adult birds during the breeding cycle High protein, high energy formula enhanced with vitamin A & E to encourage and support breeding Provides for healthy egg development”

  20. #22 by antoine on January 15, 2010 - 11:27 am

    what is petimine ? thanks from malta

  21. #23 by Edwin on January 1, 2010 - 4:08 pm

    could you tell me what is petmine

  22. #24 by Claudian Ro on December 31, 2009 - 1:43 pm

    Happy Birthday!

    For Chris F. and all lovers of the sport wonderful
    and readers of this site.

  23. #25 by Claudian Ro on December 31, 2009 - 1:33 pm

    I do not understand the meaning of the word petimine
    Does anyone know a synonym for a European language
    other than English

  24. #26 by Terry on December 31, 2009 - 12:10 am

    How much of the 15% commercial feed did he start with?

    • #27 by terry downs on February 17, 2011 - 8:20 pm

      Thats what he started with was 15% base mix, then added other grains.

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