Pigeon Tonic

Pigeon Tonic
Use the following pigeon tonic receipe below, helps promote health during both the race and moulting seasons.

10 Tablespoons Colombine tea 10 Tablespoons White nettle
Boil the above in 2 liters of water for 5 minutes. To this add :

10 Tablespoons of raw sugar
Dissolve the sugar into the hot tea and let the whole thing cool off.

When the tea and sugar mixture has cooled off add:

5 Tablespoons of fresh pressed garlic juice 5 Tablespoons of fresh pressed onion juice 10 packets of electrolytes from Versa Laga{ this is about 10 tablespoons} 5 Tablespoons of Carlsbad Salt { a mild purgative} 5 Tablespoons of Genever or Vadko {helps to preserve the mix}
Keep in a glass jar in a cool dark place (refrigerator)

Use one tablespoon of the above mix to one liter of fresh water at the beginning of the week during the racing season. During the moulting season it can be used several days in a row every week.

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  1. #1 by allan on March 4, 2011 - 1:08 am

    hi sir chris thanks for the nice articles!!! i like this articles i hope you have more strategies about racing pigeon tips..this is verry informative and god bless you.

  2. #2 by Alister murray on February 12, 2011 - 12:38 am

    Hi Albert mare.Just got the post and saw your comment saying you live in NZ now but not sure where to get pigeon products from.You can buy many pigeon products from CHECKER-FLIGHT NEW ZEALAND 18 HENWOOD RD,TAUPAKI,AUCKLAND.E-MAIL wairuru@xtra.co.nz Ask them to post you a price list of all their pigeon products,and they can courier the products to your door.Hope you get this.

  3. #3 by Christopher Adam Trella on December 16, 2010 - 8:37 pm

    I might have to try that! for me! Garlic-tea? sounds healthy enough. Really, it’s good to give them a “pick me up” even(maybe esp.’ly) during the off season too! Winter can be rough on birds depending on where you live.I know a guy who lives in Alberta, enough said! He tries to keep them well fed,& lets them out on “warm” days.Besides, after the winter comes breeding season. How are they then??????? Good stuff! Always enjoy the articles.

  4. #4 by whamie on November 24, 2010 - 8:20 pm

    And where do you get some of these ingrediants? I am not sure about raw cane sugar… maybe glucose instead…much more digestable. Beet sugar is also very digestable.

  5. #5 by mostafa on October 27, 2010 - 7:41 am

    please show the detalis for the racing season about taken pigeon every week.

    and thanks for you about it .

  6. #6 by albert mare on September 21, 2010 - 11:00 pm

    will be happy some help with advise on on how to keep them healty.

  7. #7 by albert mare on September 21, 2010 - 10:56 pm

    hi my name is albert i raced pigeons in cape town south africa did not race very well but i really enjoy the sport.i now live in new zealand and just started off with my birds again but in new zealand its very hard to buy any produts fo pigeons like tea its just a small club with a bout 20 members spoken to some of the guys acording to them they dont use any thing on there birds .i manged to buy some good birds of the club champion .one can buy something for canker and cocksie but thats all. looking for some send me some dewormer annd tea .my birds are in pretty good health but they are stock birds.at moment i give them garic in there water ones a mouth thats all.

  8. #8 by hamed on September 18, 2010 - 5:46 am

    tanks good for me

  9. #9 by Mircia Dobrin on September 9, 2010 - 1:13 am

    everything is also good for us!…including nettle tea!
    kind regards,

  10. #10 by dreyersloft on July 14, 2010 - 10:54 pm

    What is white nettle??

  11. #11 by Skull on July 13, 2010 - 11:09 am

    Nice tip!


  12. #12 by Airbaby on May 27, 2010 - 6:38 pm

    Sounds like a bit much to me…when i think of adding garlic to tea it makes me go yuck even though i love both…In my opinion i think garlic should be used alone, i know when i add to much of certain things to myself it will just run through me defeating the purpose…however thanks for passing this along, while i may not agree with this the helpful info passed along on here i know alot of us do find very helpful.

  13. #13 by angel on April 23, 2010 - 4:19 am

    tnx for the helpful info.i’ll try it with my birds.

  14. #14 by Melvin Knight on April 12, 2010 - 2:07 pm

    Knights racing pigeon ELIXIR

    Green, Ginsing tea – 2 bags per liter (qt) boiling H20
    Rose hip tea – 1 bag per liter H20
    add 3 cloves garlic crushed to hot H20, let cool.
    1 table spoon honey
    Juice 1/2 lemon (1 whole lemon if desired).
    1/2 tea spoon iodized salt.
    1 teaspoon ELECTROVITE (vitamins & electolytes)
    Administer twice weekly before and after race,+ breeding.
    KEEP EM FLYING A friend in the sport
    Mel Knight

    • #15 by William on December 16, 2010 - 6:45 am

      Hi Melvil

      Is this for 1 liter of water and if you havr tomake 5 liters you must multiply by 5?

  15. #16 by danilo phantom cruz on March 27, 2010 - 8:09 am

    Can you explain to me what is the combination of colombine tea and white nettle and what is the other product can i subtitute that tea

  16. #17 by TARIQ MALIK on February 22, 2010 - 11:37 am

    what are the ingrediant of cclombine tea, its just a geen or black tea or some other herbs in it thanks

  17. #18 by asif on January 26, 2010 - 7:26 pm

    can u explain the whole think.what is white nettle. asis

  18. #19 by Issa on January 25, 2010 - 6:15 pm

    HE Mr Schalk
    White nettle in arabic النعناع and his name in english Mentha

  19. #20 by Schalk on January 20, 2010 - 8:51 am

    White nettle
    Carlsbad Salt
    What’s this in the trade and what will it be called in South Africa

    • #21 by leon on July 28, 2010 - 11:34 am

      hi schalk where in south afrika are you

  20. #22 by Jeffrey on January 10, 2010 - 3:01 pm

    nice information!

  21. #23 by Uncle on January 10, 2010 - 7:11 am

    How long will this mixture keep for?

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