About Me

Me

Me

Hello Pigeon Racing World,

I just wanted to introduce myself; my name is Chris I created PigeonRacingPigeons.com to share my pigeon racing passion with the world, and to share my passion with the rest of the pigeon community.  

MyStory,
I personally got interested in pigeons a few years back, my uncle had a pigeon loft and as a kid he used to keep pigeons on the rooftop in brooklyn NY, after moving upstate he built a loft in his backyard and this is where I was first introduced to the world of pigeons. To be completly honest with you I really didn’t understand anything about it and I didn’t even see what he liked about it. Anyway a few months later he purchased a bird from Oklahoma and put it into his loft, about three days later he opened the door to the loft to feed his pigeons and the bird he just bought from oklahoma escaped. About one week later the breeder that he bought the bird off of called my uncle up and said “didn’t I sell you a bird” and he recited the band number my uncle responded “yea but he escaped from my loft last week” and the breeder said “well…he’s back!”
 
After escaping from my uncles loft in NY, the pigeon flew all the way back to oklahoma! I was completely floored and my passion for pigeons was born. Not only could I not beleive that the pigeon flew that far but it actually found his way all the way home. I was hooked from that moment on.
 
They really are amazing creatures I know first hand and that is why PigeonRacingPigeons.com was created. Please feel free to check out the site and comment we would really love to hear from you.

My Goal,

The goal of PigeonRacingPigeons.com is to help preserve and promote the pigeon racing sport and hobby as well as bringing awarness to the general public. I also hope that this site will help to educate pigeon fanciers. I haven’t been involved in pigeon racing for that long so I still have alot to learn but one of my favorite things to do is talk with champion and successfull fanciers which I have had the pleasure of doing and sharing what I learn from them along the way with the rest of you.

Again, my name is Chris and I look forward to meeting and hearing from you fellow pigeon fanciers, please feel free to contribute to this blog by commenting and posting I would really love to hear from you.

Thanks for visiting,

-Chris (Contact Me)

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  1. #1 by Elusiverick on April 7, 2011 - 2:56 am

    Howdy Chris, Thank you From Tasmania Australia.
    I get so much enjoyment from your efforts here at Pigeon Racing Pigeons words cannot express the extent of my gratitude.
    You have reignited the desire to have pigeons. Something I have done on & off for the last 50 years.
    Thanks again,
    Regards,
    Rick.

  2. #2 by frazer thorne on April 2, 2011 - 3:47 pm

    hi chris
    I live in north wales where a lot of cats roam but to me dont pose a problem, on occasion i have one or two hawks fly over head and i know they enjoy a good munch on a lovely pigeon.
    i am very new to the pigeon scene and i have near enough no experience. With a hecktic scheduel i dont know wheither i should keep pigeons in my garden (show or racing pigeons). i have had a great passion for animals my whole life and i find the pigeons are truely remarkable and they deserve more reconition than they are getting in the modern day. with your help i would like to make the choice to make a loft and buy some show pigeons and in the future some racing pigeons.

    thank you.
    kind regards frazer thorne.

  3. #3 by george on March 27, 2011 - 1:30 am

    hi chris i,m from northern ireland but have lived in oxfordshire england for 40 years my
    interests are fly fishing and show pigeons i hope to return to the pigeons in a few months
    time
    many thanks george

  4. #4 by Rex Luna on March 26, 2011 - 12:18 am

    Hey! Chris…
    I’m from philippines thanks a lot
    your a big help

    thanks

  5. #5 by Jose L Crespo Jr on March 21, 2011 - 12:03 am

    Hey Chris

    Very nice site and it’s very functional. I’m originally from the Bronx N.Y. and I also moved to the Mid Hudson region, to Middletown N.Y. but currently living in Orlando F.L. I kept birds in the Bronx but not a real proper loft. And i’ve been out of the hobby for way too long and now i’m looking to get back in to it. This is a very helpful site and I’m looking to connect with a local club here in the Central F.L area if you have any information about clubs in my area please let me know. Best of luck and keep up the good work.

  6. #6 by desiree on February 18, 2011 - 4:20 am

    so happy to discover this site. my husband will be happy!!! God bless Chris! from the philippines!!!

    • #7 by AROCK 7DS on March 26, 2011 - 1:25 am

      to jose there is a club here in c fl give me a call 407 692 6598 my name is carlos arock7ds

  7. #8 by michael on February 18, 2011 - 4:18 am

    hope you’ll never get tired in sharing your knowledge with us.
    Mabuhay!!! from the philippines!!!

  8. #9 by Caloy Lunas on February 15, 2011 - 11:16 pm

    thanks Cris for the wonderful article about using chlorine. More power and God bless.

  9. #10 by Tony Basile on February 15, 2011 - 12:35 am

    Hi Chris…

    Sorry it’s taking me so long to comment on your site. I have been reading your newsletter for about a month now, and just wanted to tell you what a fantastic job you have done. I also am from Brooklyn, NY, now living in No Carolina. Like your uncle, I moved after I got married to the Binghamton NY,upstate area. I raced pigeons in the late 60’s in Brooklyn before I went onto the army and loved every minute of it. Back then, racing was real strong as It seemed every block in my old neighborhood had a racing loft. Now, after so many years I have a strong desire to build a small loft and get back into it down in NC.
    I wish you the best with this great website, keep up the good work. Your articles have defintly jogged my old memory of thing’s I havent thought of in years. Best regards.. I will keep in touch.. Tony

  10. #11 by lazar N name on February 10, 2011 - 9:33 am

    hay friend this is greate.

  11. #12 by mohamed nizam on January 24, 2011 - 9:37 am

    Hai chris
    you have don a unvaluable job
    we, pigeon fanciers treat you as our “GOD FATHER”
    once again we thank for your wonderful idea.

    • #13 by PigeonRacingFan on January 24, 2011 - 10:25 am

      Hi Mohamed,
      Thank you very much for the kind words. I think the most thanks should go to the authors who write the articles and all of you for joining in the conversations, participating, posting your thoughts and comments and answering each other’s questions. I think… No, I know that’s what makes this site so powerful. Thanks again for your kind words and being a friend and member of PigeonRacingPigeons.com!! And thanks to the authors who allow me to post your works on this site, as well as to all the members and friends who visit this site!!

      Yours in the sport,
      -Chris
      http://www.pigeonracingpigeons.com

  12. #14 by Elliott on January 16, 2011 - 12:10 pm

    Can someone please tell me the real story on a racing pigeon having ELEVEN PRIMARY FLIGTH FEATHERS,is it better or not???? Thank You

    • #15 by Whiteflighter on March 9, 2011 - 10:45 am

      Makes no difference,just happens to some birds but not others…..

  13. #16 by 1akleda on January 11, 2011 - 5:58 am

    hi chris, i have pigeons and I am very glad of such a page. is perfect and there are good things, nicely done. finally something for lovers of these beautiful creatures. thank you;):))grite idea:))

  14. #17 by Porumbei Floresti on January 2, 2011 - 4:58 am

    Hi Chris!
    Good job.

  15. #18 by Nick Cruz on December 30, 2010 - 10:38 pm

    Hi Chris,

    Happy New Year. I just want to ask if you can please sent us pigeon conditioning medicine to the Philippines?

    Best Regards,
    Nick Cruz

  16. #19 by David Bell on December 25, 2010 - 6:04 pm

    Hi Wow some work has gone into this site I find it very interesting

  17. #20 by Gregory Brooks on December 14, 2010 - 10:14 am

    Well it is December 14th in Central Florida and the temp is hovering at freezing and threatened to dip well below. I don’t know about you, but MY globe isn’t warming!
    Good time for discussions on the effects of weather on pigeons. Good to time to talk about the loft.

    I’m still interested in hearing from our seasoned experts about line breeding and recommendations on pairing- What’s too close if anything? What characteristics do breeders like to combine, or cross?

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

  18. #21 by Mitch on December 12, 2010 - 9:24 pm

    Merry Christmas Chris !! Thanks for this great website and dead on newsletters.
    Keep up the good work and may God bless you and yours this holiday season.

  19. #22 by ramon galan on November 28, 2010 - 10:31 am

    hello chris i will like to know how will i get my book on pigeon nutriction if they dont have my mailing adress i looked i saw no place where an adress is asked
    this order was places today sunday nov 28
    love your site very important bird information Thanks
    Ray

  20. #23 by Sammy Small on November 9, 2010 - 1:01 pm

    YOU ARE VERY SPECIAL CHRIS, GOD BLESS … MAYBE YOU VISIT THE ISLAND OF MALTA, SOMEDAY, AND HAVE A LITTLE REST. THE PIGEON RACING SPORT IS HUGE HERE, AND I CAN SAFELY STATE IT IS ONE OF MY BIGGEST THRILL RACING HERE. IT IS CERTAINLY DIFFERENT THAN THE RACING IN NORTH AMERICA OR CANADA, WHERE I STARTED WITH THE SPORT. TAKE CARE ALWAYS FRIEND, AND THANKS FOR YOUR PASSION FOR THE SPORT.

    SAMMY SMALL

    MALTA

  21. #24 by clem sedgman on November 2, 2010 - 4:21 pm

    Hi Chris,
    It seems to be very difficult to reach you about our dispute about the T shirt that I ordered which you have not yet supplied but paid for 6th June this year .It would seem that even with all of your promises to refund,which you can do with paypal using my email address,that you are finding it difficult to set the records straight.
    I am sure this episode is out of character for you but I still insist that I receive satisfaction with this transaction.

  22. #25 by Christopher Adam Trella on October 30, 2010 - 7:45 pm

    Hey! I just left this messege under Tyson after the commit about him being a loooong time pigeon guy. How’s about some stories-pics of “pigeon rigs” the men & women who get them out to the release site on race day? Who are they??? THE PAY??? if any,The truck-trucks?? Anyone still shippin’ by rail??????Do you know the “Pigeon Pullman”?? I passed him on the Pa. turnpike the other day,NY plates, Fred Flintstone on the door. Are they guys like me who “donate” time???Be well Christobo, & happy halloween!

    • #26 by Gregory Brooks on December 14, 2010 - 10:19 am

      RE Iron Mike Tyson the Pigeon Kid!

      Mike, if you ever read this, your brotherhood of pigeon fanciers gets a big kick out of the fact you have the same… predisposition to LOVE our flying friends- their whistling wings, their cooing and kissing, their strut and their drive.

      Live long Mike! Wish we could get together and jaw about our birds!

  23. #27 by Mircia Dobrin on October 26, 2010 - 5:59 am

    Hi, Chris,
    You are doing a great job for the pigeon fanciers, for the pigeon sport. Congratulations!
    Chris, is it possible to correspond with a long distance fancier?
    All the best to you and to all,
    Mircia Dobrin
    mircia_dobrin@yahoo.com

  24. #28 by arock on October 23, 2010 - 1:58 pm

    watz up chris your website is something i was looking for raced in new york now in florida and your website is really going to help me alot
    thanks looking forward

  25. #29 by juanidiart on October 23, 2010 - 9:13 am

    hola,
    soy de santa rosa la pampa – ARGENTINA, ylos felicito por todo este trabajo.
    saludos.
    juanidiart

  26. #30 by ken on October 13, 2010 - 11:48 pm

    Chris, I’m from Australia, your site is one of the best pigeon sites in the world, good info and informative, i’ll be checking in regularly, thanks.

  27. #31 by khalid on October 13, 2010 - 12:00 pm

    My young pigeons are having sickness in the top of the beak its yellow color and they
    Don’t eat only drinking water and they expire within one or two days.
    Can you please help.

    • #32 by Noel Lavery on November 18, 2010 - 3:17 pm

      Chris, I would appreciate your views on the fo;;owing feeding regime for racing pigeons sprint or distamce: Tic beans, wheat, barley and green peas. This mixture is also fed to my youngbirds when they start racing.

    • #33 by Gregory Brooks on November 20, 2010 - 1:48 pm

      Friend- Your pigeons have Canker- It is a Protozoal infection preventable and curable if caught early enough. When it kills your bird it has progressed well beyond the inside of the upper mandible. It may be seen to close off the esophagous embedding itself in the throat and lungs. A remedy we used to have was Spartrix. Follow this for more information:
      http://www.pigeons.biz/forums/f6/my-pigeons-has-canker-urgent-12105.html

      And here is a good site for investigating pigeon health issues:
      http://pigeons.taylorschoice.co.uk/pages/Pigeon_Health_Problems_and_So

    • #34 by Gregory Brooks on November 20, 2010 - 2:15 pm

      Khalid- Your birds have Canker, a yellow, cheesy Protozoal that spreads through feeding of young. Separate out all infected birds. If it is killing them it has progressed well beyond the mandible and is likely choking the esophagous and spread to the lungs. It can also spread through the digestive track and starve the birds. We used to treat with a product called Spartrix. There is also a product called Emtryl.

  28. #35 by No Sweat on September 27, 2010 - 5:24 pm

    Chris,
    It was nice to read about you. I am currently the race secretary for the KY club here in Kentucky. We are based in Richmond, Kentucky. We were excited to get back the old Charles Heitzman bands for out club, “KY.”
    This year we set a record from 100 miles, having two light red check sions home the distance in 75 minutes. It was a gorgeous toss from the top of Rarity Mountain in Tenn. and we had a perfect 25 MPH tailwind.
    Also, we had 33 birds released from below Orlando, Florida, 700 air miles, on August 8 of this year. To make the story short, we got a silver ylg. Sion hen in one day and a half–this setting a new record for such distance in KY. And six weeks later, we got a BB YB Sion hen in. Incredibly, this was a YB—a bird less than one year of age coming back from 700 miles; I believe, possibly an unofficial record of such. I’m calling her “BABY SIX WEEKS.”
    THE KY is flying in 3 races this year outside our own club: THE LKY ONE LOFT RACE, THE MIDWEST1 LOFT RACE in MINN and THE AU RACE IN OKL. Our one entry is with Randy Goodpasture of The World Of Wings Loft.
    Our goal is to have solid 500 mile YB races and 1,000 mile yearling and OB races and we hope to improve on them with each year.

  29. #36 by dale on September 22, 2010 - 5:48 am

    Hi Chris

    Thanks for site.There is much i’ve learnt in the time i’va visited this site!!

    Keep up the good work.

    Dale

  30. #37 by albert mare on September 21, 2010 - 11:38 pm

    cris can i get beginners hand book as well

  31. #38 by Roger on September 17, 2010 - 9:28 am

    Chris

    Thanks for sending me the Beginners Handbook – I am a complete beginner so its going to be very helpful. I have been looking for a good source of good quality information to read before starting in the sport and this is excellent.

    Many thanks again

    Roger

  32. #39 by Joe Polidoro on August 22, 2010 - 6:21 pm

    Chris do you have a links page? Id like to put my website on it if you do. Im going to put yours on mine. TY Joe

  33. #40 by Tom on August 13, 2010 - 11:04 am

    Chris,

    I love you site and your news letters. Keep it coming. You are doing a great service to the sport.

  34. #41 by lesgilbert on August 6, 2010 - 8:53 am

    hi chris just to let you know i have raced pigeons since 1977 and have been at the top of my club many times including the last three years.i am allways looking to improve.i race my birds in great britain.

    • #42 by lesgilbert on August 7, 2010 - 4:24 pm

      i think pigeon racing is still going very well in great britain. every week i read in the british homing world about all the new young starters coming into the pigeon sport.i think it is expensive to get started now and this is the reason why we are not geting as many new members coming into the pigeon sport. yours in sport les gilbert

  35. #43 by Ahmed on August 2, 2010 - 5:28 am

    excellent job Chris
    more progress

  36. #44 by bryan on August 2, 2010 - 1:44 am

    Hi Chris still trying to get hold of were i can optain Elliots DVD

    Great articals by the way

    Bryan Team Benzing

  37. #45 by chaiwat saetia on July 27, 2010 - 8:02 am

    Hello friends, lovers pigeon racing everyone

  38. #46 by chaiwat saetia on July 27, 2010 - 7:59 am

    สวัสดี เพื่อนๆ คนรักนกพิราบแข่ง ทุกๆท่าน ครับ

  39. #47 by liam gaynor on July 16, 2010 - 2:02 pm

    hi chris.i read your story about you as a kid with pigeons
    i was the same i had them for a pit then gave them up
    i,m getting back into them as a hobby which i don,t know alot
    about there feeds i,m reading about the feeds which is al about racing mixtures
    that feed mixture would you recommend for the year as a hobby and keeping them right
    your,s in sport
    liam

  40. #48 by Bernard Flores on July 16, 2010 - 1:28 am

    hi cris, you have a great site and i would like to thank you for almost one year to giving me a knowledge regarding pigeon racing you make me now a true pigeon fancier and to love pets in many ways. i just hope to continue this site as a tools of every filipinos to inspire to raise pigeons . again thank you very much… more power Mabuhay!!!!!!

  41. #49 by gary loft on June 24, 2010 - 8:31 am

    thank you chris for sharing all your knowledge in pigeon racing…more power and god bless!!!

  42. #50 by AL V. LIWAG on May 19, 2010 - 8:39 am

    I like to buy THE RACING PIGEON LOFT 1 what book store or order by internet or phone?Pls. give some detail where i can purhase this book.

  43. #51 by dr nasir uddin on May 19, 2010 - 1:52 am

    excellent job Chris. pl keep it up.

  44. #52 by jerry on April 21, 2010 - 7:24 pm

    amazing pegion.. thankz bro..Y_Y ^_^

  45. #53 by Victoria on April 20, 2010 - 5:06 pm

    Hi Chris, that is an amazing story about how you got into pigeons!

  46. #54 by Dick Walkush on April 19, 2010 - 9:41 pm

    Hi Chris,
    I enjoy everything I see on this site. Keep up the good work. And my question is what is your policy on copying the articles as they appear and can I use them in our club’s newsletter.

    Dick Walkush

  47. #55 by David Reynolds on April 16, 2010 - 10:51 am

    Chris You can send me = 2 = shirts insted of = 1 = if you will,Will save on shipping for me.Thanks Dave

  48. #56 by John Matranga on April 14, 2010 - 9:08 pm

    Chris…normally wouldn’t spend 35 bcuks on a t-shirt, but as a beginner, your web site is so informative I HAD to help support it……PLEASE keep up the great work….Loads of thanks !!!!! John Matranga

  49. #57 by Tony on April 11, 2010 - 8:58 pm

    Keep up the good work Chris…..It’s guys like you who are keeping this sport alive and enjoyable.

    Tony.

  50. #58 by steven ignera on April 4, 2010 - 8:53 am

    new e-mail address
    thanks
    steve

  51. #59 by Keith Ozment on March 28, 2010 - 4:44 pm

    Just wanted to say, that this is my first year raising racing pigeons and you site has given me some very good info. I love all the information that I can’t find anywhere else…..Thanks!!

  52. #60 by Donna Bacchiochi on March 17, 2010 - 8:36 am

    Hi Chris , Wonderful site ! I am just getting started in pigeons , breeding my homer flock . I was brought up in NYC and can still remember pigeons on the roofs . I was not allowed up on the roofs and by the time I was old enough to breaks my mom’s rules pigeons were banned. Donna in VT

  53. #61 by John Matranga on February 22, 2010 - 7:50 pm

    Chris……love your web site…..great info for a starter like me…would like to see an article on feeds….hear guys talking about feeding barley or such..using different seeds or grains to make birds fly longer….or come down early……depuritive mixes…..what makes the difference in the protein percentages….etc….Thanks…..

  54. #62 by madz on February 21, 2010 - 2:21 pm

    hi im new in this world of pigeon so i ask some thing about it iwant to now wer do i find in the philipines a good and what kind of breed is better i have a tiwan breed i cross it in a belgium but i want a good breed do you have a suggestion tnx bro…

  55. #63 by PigeonRacingFan on February 18, 2010 - 7:33 am

    Chris :

    Sweet website Chris… Picture perfect presentation and great idea to implement the WP platform. I absolutely love the layout of your blog. Ton of great information which was compiled very quickly. You have worked hard on this, you can tell.

    Hey Chris,

    Thanks for the comment, yea the blog is deffinetly a challange but a labor of love indeed. Even though its a challange to put it all together I am having a blast with it, ESPECIALLY meeting all of you fellow fanciers!, thats the best part.

    Thanks for the comments all, I really appreciate it!
    Yours in the sport,
    -Chris
    http://www.pigeonsite.com

  56. #64 by Chris on February 15, 2010 - 1:32 am

    Sweet website Chris… Picture perfect presentation and great idea to implement the WP platform. I absolutely love the layout of your blog. Ton of great information which was compiled very quickly. You have worked hard on this, you can tell.

  57. #65 by william on February 12, 2010 - 2:47 pm

    Plenty of thought and work has went into this site, would recommend young fanciers to bookmark it for future reference.Well done Chris

  58. #66 by Eric DeCastro on February 7, 2010 - 8:52 am

    Hi Chris,
    Great job on the website, really good articles…been receiving emails from you for a while now and haven’t responded, and honestly I haven’t started yet, I am just collecting information for the upcoming loft I will be building this coming summer, I use to have racing pigeons when I was young but stopped after started working, I also live in Canada and just wondering how to keep birds in the cold weather,So,keep the emails coming and will soon be asking questions.
    keep flying and take care.

    • #67 by Gregory Brooks Homewood Loft on June 19, 2010 - 12:52 am

      Hi Eric
      Hope your loft is coming along. Have you found good supply companies yet?

  59. #68 by Matt on February 7, 2010 - 8:42 am

    Hello Chris, great site with helpful and interesting content. Keep up the good work.

  60. #69 by hamed on February 7, 2010 - 6:01 am

    hi im hamed from iran amd i saw ur site is good and prefect to may world pigeons . but im in iran and not any union or assocations in may cuantry and may city .but i like keeping pigeons racer and i have a lot of in may city in iran .but i see ur site evryday in iran this is good and spicial to the world of pigeons .can u help me ebout the may pigeons and may purpos to the giving the best pigeons to race or compete.tnaks may frnds. if u like see may pigeons and me i can sent to u the next . have good time and theis is may mail fanus.kavir@yahoo.com.

  61. #70 by dave on February 7, 2010 - 12:13 am

    hi guys…im a daily reader of this site…i have realy bad breeder i cant even have been to race…can some give me a good bird to sponsor me and try the birds here in the philippines..

    hope someone is willing to help me in my problem..

  62. #71 by Jane Wegscheider on January 24, 2010 - 12:41 pm

    hi chris! i am looking for a copyright free image of pigeons in flight or pigeons circling for a collage i am doing…which brought me to your site…we have a small flock of pigeons in my little town in western mass…and a friend of mine who rehabs wildlife once released a pair of pigeons in my yard so that they might have a chance of joining a flock…so i made a funny pigeon poster for her as a gift…i want to expand on it with flying pigeons behind…if you would have an image i could use could you let me know…thank you and good luck with your work!
    —jane

  63. #72 by peter dempsey on January 18, 2010 - 12:15 pm

    well done with the Site alot of good information hers keep up the good work
    peter dempsey Ireland

    • #73 by Gregory Brooks Homewood Loft on June 19, 2010 - 12:45 am

      How cool to hear from a fancier in Ireland!!!

      Chris, look what you’ve done! I love this site!

      Gregory Brooks Homewood Loft
      formerly of Redding and Danbury Connecticut
      now from Sebring, Florida- after the false flag operation on 9-11 I just wanted to get tropical.

  64. #74 by CHALARD GUAYMONKOL on January 18, 2010 - 1:00 am

    hi chris I think your document is very important for many people around the world

  65. #75 by TATSCRU LOFT on January 15, 2010 - 11:43 pm

    thats whats up Chris i see your passion for the pigeons is very strong, i my self got into flying pigeon in the Bronx many years ago in the earily 80’s i flew tipplets and man i could say the flew for hours but the a friend of mines, had 4 pairs of homers we took the train downtown to NYC we didn’t know nothing about bloodline,just knew they where homers, well anyways they took the to Centarl Park. when he let then out the box which is what we had a box from the corner store..lol. They hooked about three times and went striaght uptown to the Bronx bye the time we got home they we’re there, but still i didnt get into homers but i did get a grizzle pair of homers. Now that i have a place in the back of my house i just got into it this year hopefully i can have some type of a good year to talk about in the coming years and thank you from have=ing this site where we can all have a say about our pigeons Good luck to all in the 2010 Race from TATSCRU LOFT eamails if any question @ Prisonbrake2008@yahoo.com

  66. #76 by dan on January 10, 2010 - 1:45 pm

    chris, just wanted you to know I really enjoy your emails. The reason I have not responded is I am still building a loft………..Thanks………..Dan

    • #77 by Gregory Brooks Homewood Loft on June 19, 2010 - 12:41 am

      Dan who??
      Hope your loft is coming along- God Bless!

      yours in sport & hobby,

      Gregory Brooks Homewood Loft

  67. #78 by PigeonRacingFan on January 7, 2010 - 12:19 am

    Kyle Warren :

    Hi Chris,

    Upstate NY?! Where do you live? I live in near Kingston, NY. I fly with Northern Catskill Pigeon Club and I’m the race secretary for the club. Just curious. Great job on the blog.

    Hey Kyle,

    Pleasure to meet you, yea my uncle is from Middletown New York thanks for the kind words maybe one of these days we can come check the club out and say hey.

    Nice to meet you again,
    -Chris

  68. #79 by PigeonRacingFan on January 7, 2010 - 12:12 am

    Hey friends,

    Thanks so much for the kind words, yea I am having a great time reading all of your comments and I am so glad you are enjoying the blog and finding value in the content. My main goal with the blog is to preserve and promote our sport but my other goal for the blog was to meet all of you and try to bring the best and informative content to you, so i hope that im doing that. I would also like to thank all of you, I also have been learning alot from all of you in my opinion your comments and insight is what makes this site so powerfull so thanks again and keep posting your comments.

    Talk to you soon
    yours in the sport
    -Chris

  69. #80 by Kenny Soulant on January 6, 2010 - 10:41 pm

    Chris: When I first recieved your offer to join your blog, I must tell you that I had a lot of scepticism. However, after reading your posting, I again must tell you that I think they are fantastic. Keep them coming. They are very informing, interesting,educational,and I enjoy them very much.

  70. #81 by Andy Rozwadowski on January 5, 2010 - 11:55 pm

    Hey Chris, Fantastic job with web site. My father has had racing pigeons my whole life. Myself I have a small kit of rollers, just for fun because of my Bird Of Prey problem. (Coopers in Fresno,Ca are bad man) Anyway, my Father Mark Rozwadowski host the California Late Hatch Classic Race. I’ve always been a fan of racing pigeons but zoning rules in track homes has put a huge dent in pigeon racing fanciers from evolving here in California I believe. Just my take on things. http://www.californialatehatchclassic.com check it out… Pleasure meeting you…Andy Rozwadowski

    • #82 by Gregory Brooks Homewood Loft on June 19, 2010 - 12:39 am

      Yeah man- the Cooper and Sharp Shins are what plagued my lofts in Redding and Danbury, Connecticut. Learned their migrating schedule to reduce losses. Heartbreaking.

  71. #83 by steven bowen on January 5, 2010 - 11:16 pm

    thanks for the great site chris,it has a lot of great info

  72. #84 by Don Campbell on January 4, 2010 - 2:13 am

    Great site Chris The question about the eye colds most likely you have a draft in your loft however respiratory infection can also be present.If you want go on line to john marles web and check out the article on respiratory.

    • #85 by Gregory Brooks Homewood Loft on June 19, 2010 - 12:31 am

      Hi Don- would you write something regarding eye colds and also on the topic of drafts? Re: drafts, I would like to read more about the difference between good ventilation and harmful drafts.
      Thanks- Best Regards- Gregory Brooks Homewood Loft

  73. #86 by Kyle Warren on January 2, 2010 - 4:14 pm

    Hi Chris,

    Upstate NY?! Where do you live? I live in near Kingston, NY. I fly with Northern Catskill Pigeon Club and I’m the race secretary for the club. Just curious. Great job on the blog.

    • #87 by John Matranga on February 22, 2010 - 7:47 pm

      Kyke………just starting with pigeons….have somje homers, some show birds too…..live in Saugerties,work in Kingston…tell me a bit about the club……

  74. #88 by terry , area13loft on January 1, 2010 - 6:23 pm

    chris, what about breeders ,how old is to old ?. can you bring a hen back from not producing?

    • #89 by glen on May 4, 2010 - 9:12 am

      Ive Given an old infertile hen or infertile cock not laying fertile eggs HoneyBee Propolis ive done it and it works some how and learned this yrs. ago from an old flyer. Either dampen feed and sprinkle on feed of manually put down throat. you {cannot} overdose a bird with propolis and it works on birds older than 10 + –GC

  75. #90 by PigeonRacingFan on January 1, 2010 - 12:38 pm

    Hey John,

    Please visit the link below for more info on egg binding,
    http://pigeonracingpigeons.com/category/health/eggbinding/

    hope it helps you out
    -Chris

  76. #91 by John Bologa on December 31, 2009 - 5:26 pm

    Dear Sir What solution do you have for hens that are egg bound. Be waiting Thanks JB

    • #92 by Gregory Brooks Homewood Loft on June 19, 2010 - 12:36 am

      Hi John, I was wondering how you made out with the egg-bound hen? I recall one especially strong blue check hen I had that happen to. Hate to be gross but I dealt with it with vaseline on a pinky tip and it worked out okay- Hens can die pretty quickly from egg-binding. Hope you faired okay.
      Best wishes,
      Gregory Brooks Homewood Loft

  77. #93 by benoit ducellier on December 25, 2009 - 5:08 am

    hello chris
    i’m french pigeon fancier,i’m 40 years old and i’m very interesting in your website.
    i like speaking with foreign pigeons fanciers…..and here, it’s fantastic for perfect my english language…!!!!

    best regards ,benoit

  78. #94 by Claudian Ro on December 8, 2009 - 1:43 pm

    Hello Chris,
    Daily read information on the blog, then reread them to deepen the news.
    Soon I hope to have pigeons champions.
    I want to say that I use in place of olive oil, fish oil for
    mixture of food.
    Is better, in my opinion!
    Claudian

    • #95 by dave on March 6, 2010 - 9:14 pm

      hi sir im from philippines too…can we chat for our birds…

  79. #96 by darcon loft on December 6, 2009 - 10:08 pm

    Hi chris what a nice website you got i’m also a fancier since childhood here in my country philippines but i’m stop when i was 19 years old and now coming back and join a club and want to have some good birds and join in a race. c an i have some tips from you for feeding and training or regimen of yours.

    thanks and keep fying and have many winnings..

    • #97 by dave on March 6, 2010 - 9:14 pm

      hi sir im from philippines too..can we chat…dave_bisda@y.c

  80. #98 by simonconnolly on December 4, 2009 - 2:06 pm

    my friend has a pigeon not eating and two eyes look wet on the end side of the eye can u help

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