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Its a mystery


I let a kit of 4 out on Thursday it was lovely clear blue sky they were going for about 50 minutes I looked up there's one pigeon left flying so I assumed maybe a hawk had chased them and they went down to hide away . So I got the one remaining bird down
Sat waiting for there other 3 but they didn't show up . Thought there safe some where and will return next morning . Came home from work no sign and I haven't seen them since so unless a plane hit them I am really lost for answer's .

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dont want to tempt fate.


I dont want to tempt fate but things a looking up my birds have been attacked by hawks so many times it seems there use to it , ive not lost a bird for two months now , when the hawk shows up they all split up go different ways and the hawk dont know which one two chase with 4 all going I different directions he gives up , ive been letting the birds out a bit later about 4pm , it seems the hawk has allready eaten so its been pretty quite I'll keep my fingers crossed but with dark nights coming in the birds will go out at lunch time when I get home from work ,

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help with feeding


Its obvious that the higher my birds fly the less chance they've got of escaping from the birds of prey , so can anyone recomend what corn I could give my birds so that they dont fly so high, at the moment there on depurative pilots go so high you cant see them , any help I would be gratefull,

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im running out of pigeons


Training a kit last week they were going very well when the biggest buzzard and the quickest ive ever seen took one just when I was about to get them down so that leaves me with 2 cock birds and 2 hens so I'll just keep going and see what happens with these 4 wish me luck think im going to need it.

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hawks are still here


I had a kit of 3 up today not for very long maybe half an hour the hawk took one its all getting to often now we should be allowed to protect our birds some how .it seems that there are just to many hawks and looks like there going to win against me and my pigeons but im not giving up yet.

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its going from bad to worse


One of my baby pilots has fell out the nest box injured its self badly so I had to put it out of its missery so strugling now if any body got a kit they really dont need let me know ill get them collected might give me some time to fly them before the season ends the way things are going im wondering weather to carry on or just pack it it all in

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breeding going well


Young birds ready to go out 2moro for the first time so everthing crossed hope fully ill be ready for the first young bird fly in july and all the hawks are resting keep you all informed of my progress speak soon

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good fly today


Had a kit of young birds up today let them go for 4 hours I think they would of gone a lot longer but dont want to push them to hard it was very hot and that the longest they flown up till now

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