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Racing Pigeon – Diseases Every Fancier Should Know

Racing Pigeon – Diseases Every Fancier Should Know Bacteria, worms, parasites, fungus. These are all causes of racing pigeon diseases. Disease can affect every racing pigeon and can rapidly spread through your loft.  A successful fancier needs to know the causes, signs and symptoms of the common diseases. In this article, we will discuss the […]

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Medicating Racing Pigeons

Medicating Racing Pigeons Requirements for medicating racing pigeons differ depending on each fancier’s specific situation. There is no hard and fast rule for medicating. Overall, medication should be given only if there is a specific reason for doing so. Situations in Which to Medicate For fanciers who raise pigeons simply for their own personal enjoyment, […]


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Embryonic Death in Racing Pigeons

Embryonic Death in Racing Pigeons The normal rate of embryonic death in the incubating eggs of racing pigeons is about 5%. If you are dealing with a death rate above that, you need to investigate possible causes of why the fertile eggs are failing to hatch. Many fanciers think that salmonella is the cause but […]



Pigeon Disease – The Eight Most Common Health Problems in Pigeons

The eight most common health problems with our pigeons are: Paratyphoid, Paramyxovirus, Canker, Cocci, Worms, Adeno-Coli Syndrome, Ornithosis and Candida. 1. PARATHYPHOID (Salmonella) Paratyphoid can be caused by un-sanitary conditions and the contamination of feed by rodents. It also can occur when introducing new pigeons into the loft, without checking first if they are healthy. Before […]

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Conclusion – Feed and Medication Programs for Young Birds in Training

Over the past few days we have discussed Bob prisco’s feed and medication program for his young birds during weaning, settling & loft flying and road training. If you missed those articles you can read them by clicking the links below. => Weaning feed and medication program => Settling and loft flying feed and medication program => […]

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Road Training and Racing Pigeons – Feed and Medication Program for Young Birds in Training

Road Training and Racing Pigeons – Feed and Medication Program for Young Birds in Training FEED – 3 times a day: Once in morning 2 hours before road training; Once mid-day; Once evening.  Feed the birds all they want to eat at each feeding. The birds are always sent to road training with plenty of […]

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Settling and Loft Flying Pigeons – Feed & Medication Program For Young Birds In Training

Settling and Loft Flying Pigeons – Feed & Medication Program For Young Birds In Training SETTLING and LOFT FLY: 35-40 DAY OLD BIRDS should be settled to the loft and know the trapping procedures. As birds start flying freely around the loft (2-3 times a day), the following should be applied until road training starts. […]

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Digestion Process in Pigeons

Digestion Process in Pigeons After you have eaten a large meal at home or at a restaurant all you want to do is relax on the couch. What better way to enjoy a full stomach than to just sit and do nothing, maybe have a nap. Sometimes I want to have a game of table […]

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Secret #3: Good Health

Secret #3:  GOOD HEALTH When selecting quality pigeons, always select “Good Health.”  There can be no sound foundation without it.  Healthy pigeons produce healthy young that will race well.  This is an undisputable fact.     Secret #3: Good Health By Bob Prisco Sign up for the Pigeon Insider Pigeon Racing Newsletter, click here to learn […]

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Pigeon Supplements

Pigeon Supplements Confined birds such as stock birds are not given the opportunity to forage. Foraging allows a bird to feed selectively and to supplement its diet in the event of the nutritional balance of the diet being inadequate. The birds is therefore dependent on its owner to provide a complete and balanced diet. This […]