Saturday, March 24, 2012

Young Bird Training, Day To Day Schedule Part 1


At 24 days of age, give them 1 teaspoon of galamycin per 1/2 gallons of water for 5 days. Then at 30 days of age, give them vitamin B complex, A and D twice a week until 40 days of age. You can start giving them grits and minerals at about 35 days of age.


At 26 days of age, put them on the landing board. The loft should have a separate entrance and exit for your birds so that they will not learn to exit through the trap door. Let them out for about 30 minutes to 1 hour and when they come in, make sure there's food and clean tap water waiting for them.

At 27 to 29 days of age, teach them to quickly enter the loft by guiding them using a stick or by holding their tail. Do this 2 to 3 times so they will get accustomed to the stick and make them know that it is the sign to get inside the loft.

At 30 to 37 days of age, let them out at 12nn for only 30 minutes. Then let them in using the stick to guide them. Adjust their feeding time to 12:30pm.

At 38 to 45 days of age, let them out 12nn and observe if they will all come inside the loft after 30 to 35 minutes. Let them fly and excercise, record how long they fly until 45 days of age. Usually they will fly for only 5 to 10 minutes, let them fly on their own and don't scare them. When they go down on the landing board, guide them again with the stick to get inside the loft. Again, make sure that the food and water is ready when they come in.

At 46 days of age, give them a pan of water with 2 tablespoon of pigeon bath salt and let them bath.

At 47 to 54 days of age, you'll notice that their eyes and feathers were getting richer in color which is a sign that they are getting matured. Start letting them out at 4:30pm in the afternoon and let them fly. As usual, guide them to get inside as soon as they go down in the landing board. Take note of the bird who comes in last.

At 55 to 65 days of age, let them out 10:00am in the morning. This means you need to adjust the feeding times after 10:00am morning excercise and in the afternoon at 6pm. Make the feeding times consistent.

Continued in Young Bird Training, Day To Day Schedule Part 2

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