Whats Your Training System

Pigeon Racing Discussion – What’s Your Training Regimen?

In today’s Pigeon Racing Discussion we would like to know…

What is your training regimen? 

Please include in your comment where you fly, what type of racing you do and give a brief but detailed overview of your training process.

Post your comments in the comments section below now and remember, everyone who participates will be entered to win a “Pigeon Racing Discussion” Prize.

I look forward to reading your comments.

 

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John
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Hi fellow fanciers i am a south road racer in England farthest we fly 165ish not great but thats what we have got i like all types of racing if you don’t well your better men than me I race in two feds at one club so you have a multiple choice on Friday night I also race in 5b club at the same marking club so no running about As I’m Secretary of 2 clubs and a federation i feel my birds suffer but i do try to train whenever possible Ybs my middle granddaughter crates them before i… Read more »

ray m
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ray m

6wks before 1st tosses 5x20km 5x40km 5x 70km 5x100km i only move to next dist when birds leave toss sight without circling then tosses are given in sml groups from 40km x 70 km 5x week then when 1st race tossed when needed Australia

Tom Harrison
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Tom Harrison

Hi everyone, I fly my pigeons in Ireland and our longest race upland is around 200 miles,we then fly a channel program starting in Wales which is around 150 miles,then its down to Penzance in England 250 miles 3 times from here and then to France which can be 350 to 450 miles ,also we can join the National Flying Club which has a similar program I race Widowhood for the in land races and then pair up for the channel ,when I separate the cocks and hens after they have reared their young the cocks start buzzing after about… Read more »

Piet
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Piet

What can I do that pigeons trap faster on the short races?

Rame
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Rame

hi guys , i train tippler pigeons , for 1 race it takes me around 40-55 days , it depends on their condition , weather and other things

vergaerde-denolf
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vergaerde-denolf

Vergaerde-Denolf: Training Regimen Outside the season (September-March), the cock and the hens train every other day. From September to October this is not much (20-30 minutes) because of the moult. From December to March this is several hours! At the end of March there will be a link and from then on they will train every day, again not long because of the nest urge. They are being trained on a litter. 1X 40 km, 1X 60 km, 1X 90 km each individually. This is followed by a training with the club 1X 100 km, 1X200 km, 1X340 km and… Read more »

Dunc53
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Dunc53

We train 3 times a week 20-30, miles then drop to twice a week when they start to get fit,

vergaerde-denolf
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vergaerde-denolf

Dun53,

I’m guessing that those trainings will be in the season.

Are they individually trained or in group?

kurt vergaerde
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kurt vergaerde

I posted this in an other topic but there were no reply’s maybe its beter here. sorry for the language but I use a translation machine. Dear, I would have loved to read more about the guidance of extreme long distance pigeons. Here in Europe we play international races. Barcelona, Perpignan, Narbonne, … It are often 900-1100 km races and these require a different kind of pigeons a different game system, different training, different food … than the regular races. We play with an international participation (France, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Luxenburg and U.K.) The pigeons unloaded in Barcelona have… Read more »

PigeonFan
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PigeonFan

Chris, interesting forum, prefer to mask identity as I participate I a very large combine in the US. Several years ago I accomplished 1st Combine Old birds of a 500mi race about 2000 birds by trying a tip from the Gallez brothers book of Belgium. It was a yearling cock with large youngsters, they were about 25 days old as he was attending them regularly. The night before shipping I removed both youngsters from the loft by putting them in a basket. On shipping day, afternoon before I grabbed the cock, I presented both youngsters to the nest. He was… Read more »

Alex Marvel
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Alex Marvel

I read on this forum about pigeon school.
Also year around loft schedule starting December 1st. I really like the idea of consistency
I live in Caroline county MD
Last year started slow at a mile and worked outwards to 50 mile.
Had a good YB season only loosing 8 birds from the races. I really have no secrets.
Health that is the Secret.
Alex Marvel C-410-490-2925

ron.goodall
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ron.goodall

ive had pigeons since 1984 won the first two races and another one a few weeks later plus minor cards young birds till 1999 i had 1/3 winners and minor places since then no prizes due to my work only flown 2/3 races per year retired 2 years ago at 69yrs of age first year back with y/birds i had young bird sickness so just trained no prizes this year when i took prizes i had help next year 2019 ive got a partner plus bought new stock in none in 20years i will go into training next time

regards ron

Mike
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Mike

I have no birds as yet ,I am gathering knowledge first, before I purchase Birds.

Dennis Champness
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Dennis Champness

Hi Chris I don’t have a training programme
I’m a beginner I’m asking for help to put one to
Gether I will be sprint and middle distance racing
So need advice as to how far to start first toss
And how far and when to increase it thanks
For your help dennis

edi
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edi

Hi

my birds fly over on a short string tied to leg, this is the best motivation for them. After such training, basket them for a long distance.

Good race in the winter

Yovanis Cruz Riveron
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Yovanis Cruz Riveron

I will prepare the birds and get them as healthy as possible then start with a 5 miles training twice then 10 miles twice then straight to 20 everyday from Sunday to Thursday, Friday rest and baskets. We only race short distance and I raced natural last year to 214 miles.

Casper Laas
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Casper Laas

Have no training program, have no idea where to start -feeding etc.
However, have about 20 winners in stock loft.
Thx for the mails I have been getting.
Will send some pics of the loft setup

Juan Venter
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Juan Venter

I am in the racing pigeon sport in Pretoria , South – Africa. It is very warm here in Pretoria with temperatures up to 36 degrease celcius. I am competing in the sprint series. We have 16 sprint races in 16 weeks, every saturday there is a race. The races start from 230km to 450km. I want you fanciers to help me with the following: 1. A program with a certain number of distances to follow up to the first race. 2. A program with distances to follow between each race. 3. A feeding program from the first toss up… Read more »

Ferdie Lubbe
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Ferdie Lubbe

The introduction letter to this subject said you can share your secerts on the group as it will be highly unlikely that someone near you will see it.
Wrong statement as I am also from Pretoris in South-Africa and race with Juan in the same club

vergaerde-denolf
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vergaerde-denolf

Hi Ferdie, Saw that you also train your pigeons individually and experience the benefits. Here in Europe at the international races you can not keep the pigeons in line. The unloading sites are spread on a line of 600 km. The participation circumference spreads over 800 km and more (from Peasedown UK to deep into Germany.) So depending on the mass, the wind direction and the release point, the pigeons always come home at a different angle. Hence the individual training courses and preferably always from another release place that they do not know. Furthermore I think there are no… Read more »

Kim martin
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Kim martin

I am a 90klm back marker now we all know that it is a straight line from a to b my problem is that it is across the ocean I have even tossed my birds from my boat trying to get them to fly across the ocean but they still tend to follow the range witch ad’s an extra 10/15 klm I have had a few placings but I am always about 10 min behind the clock bird that macks me dishartend and I am having a year of next year have sold all my young bird race team and… Read more »

Ferdie Lubbe
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Ferdie Lubbe

Hi Kim racing pigeons are flock birds that will remain with all the order pigeons as long as possible and will only break away once they start to recgonise certain beacons on their way to home and if they are keen emough to get home as fast as possible. Best is try find a few beacons 30km, 40km and 50km in line of flight and do single releasing 5- 10minutes apart. Don’t train your birds with the other fanciers before the first race as they will learn bad habbits which you will never correct again. They need to establish there… Read more »