Saturday, 16 January 2010
Birds bouncing and looking really well
The warmer weather has really helped bring the birds into super condition. They have been paired up since boxing day and 11 out of the 13 cocks have now paired up and cooing in their boxes with their hens. I am having a small problem with 2 cocks who are still reluctant to pick a box. I am aiming to separate the birds within the next week and then leave them apart and re-pair around the 14th February. I want the birds in 100% health and condition before I allow any to go down on eggs. Leaving the loft tonight I am the happiest I have been with them. They really are bouncing and the cocks showing up to their hens and commanding their boxes. I have tried several new products to help them achieve this condition and I am over the moon with the results. I can't wait now to put the birds down on eggs. I have had several orders for young birds and if anyone wants any from my stock pairs please be quick as a good many have already been booked. There really are some quality birds which I have introduced to the loft, all of which have raced 250 -300 miles in their year of birth. Until next time, enjoy your birds!
Posted by Richard Shepherd at Saturday, January 16, 2010