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Racing Pigeons on the Widowhood System

Racing Pigeons on the Widowhood System As the new racing season begins, many fanciers are racing pigeons on the widowhood system. Here are a few tips and tricks you can use to rev up your race birds for racing success. Energize Your Racing Team Sometimes the cocks seem to lose interest and the hens look […]

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Three Tips to Keep Your Pigeons Racing Using the Natural System

Three Tips to Keep Your Pigeons Racing Using the Natural System Are you breeding and racing at the same time, following the natural system in racing your pigeons? Here are a few tips you can use to keep your pigeons racing strong throughout the season. Tip 1– Hen and Cock Pairing If you have a […]

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Widowhood Explained – The System

Article provided by Frank McLaughlin of Mclaughlin Lofts Frank’s Widowhood System #1.  The cocks should spend 30 minutes with hens the first few races before crating for the race.  They are left with the hens for two hours after a short race up to overnight on a long race. This is not real important.  After […]

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Widowhood Explained

Article provided by Frank McLaughlin of McLaughlin Lofts Widowhood racing has been around for nearly 80 years or more. When traveling in Belgium a few years ago I watched a film made in the 1930’s for the World’s Fair.  Racing widowhood was featured and identical to how we race now right down to the nest […]

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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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Education: Important to Young Bird Training (Part 2 of 2)

When we start road training, we start about 1/2 mile away from the loft, releasing the birds at this point 2-3 times.  Remember, the routine is the same training, land, trap and peanuts. We gradually increase the distance of our training tosses to 1, 5, 10, 20 miles.  We stay at each location 3 times.  […]

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Education: Important to Young Bird Training (Part 1 of 2)

As parents, we want the best for our children.  We send them to the best schools.  We want them to have the best teachers.  We buy them the best equipment to learn and study.  We spend time and money to provide our children with the best education we can afford to give them. WHY?  Because […]

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Training Pigeons – Pigeon Training and Nutrition Part 2

Training Pigeons – Pigeon Training and Nutrition Part 2 Nutrition for Humans: Untrained humans will burn their body fat first. Trained humans will burn a lot more carbohydrates. The story in training pigeons is completely different and I will come back to this later. If you want to train well, as a trained athlete you […]

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Pigeon Training and Nutrition Part 1

Pigeon Training and Nutrition Part 1 If you want to run the marathon, you will have to train, otherwise you will not arrive at the finish line in time. This we can all understand and accept. To develop this ability, a plan is required, one that will lead to your goal. It will take many […]

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Secret #4: Look for Evidence of Homing and Navigation Qualities

Secret #4:  Look for Evidence of Homing and Navigation Qualities Breed from birds that have the “Compass” or “Homing Instinct.”  If a pigeon can’t home, how can you expect it to win? There is still no consensus on how a bird homes and navigates.  It is a matter upon which we can only speculate.  It […]

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