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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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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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*Video* Widowhood Celibacy Creates Motivation on Race Day.

Widowhood Celibacy Creates Motivation on Race Day. Here is another great video from Dr. John Lamberton, in this video Dr. Lamberton shows us how widowhood celibacy creates motivation to fly home faster on race day. If you have been confused by the widowhood system before, this is an excellent video and will help you understand […]

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Feeding Young Widowhood Cocks

Here’s another great video from Dr. John Lamberton, in this video he shows us his techniques for feeding young widowhood cocks in the nestbox. Also pay attention to how he associates feeding with his call, this is a very important thing in pigeon racing. *Video* Feeding Young Widowhood Cocks by Dr. John Lamberton Sign up for the […]

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Double Widowhood Part 4

Double Widowhood Part 4 As stated before, my first priority is to separate the hens as quickly as possible and wean the youngsters to their own compartment. Once this is achieved then I can start to cut back on the quantity of feed given and the type of grain that I feed. For those unweaned […]

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Double Widowhood Part 3

Double Widowhood Part 3 The last point I discussed was just prior to training the old birds for racing. It is imperative that the young birds be weaned as soon as possible. Only then will we see the dramatic boost in health that we are looking for. I will have all of my young birds […]

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Double Widowhood Part 2

Double Widowhood Part 2 I now realize that there are very few principles in this sport to which you need to strictly adhere. Be as innovative as you possibly can be and try to find out what works for you. Our first race is generally the first week in May so I like to put […]

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Double Widowhood Part 1

Double Widowhood Part 1 I would like to first of all talk about some of the benefits of the widowhood system, then the choice of birds, the loft and fittings and finally feed and care. I have raced the double widowhood system for almost twenty years. Before this I raced my birds on the natural […]

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Widowhood, Natural Pigeon Racing

Widowhood, Natural Pigeon Racing, by Robert Mihaila For a long time I get many questions from the English speaking fanciers around the world to do an article about widowhood. As a system practised by myself for about 25 years did not reveal any secrets for myself, I could not see any reason to put my […]

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