Once again big thank you to Mark Walker & his team for collecting all your birds and we took delivery 5am our time Thursday morning
So let birds settle then at 08.30 they were vaccinated cankered ivomecd & up lofts at 09.00 for breakfast.
I took some photos & forwarded to webmaster who will get them on this evening.
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I know posts are not yet at the daily stage but there really is not too much to say.
Once birds are off ranging & we begin training there will be a daily News.
The birds of LEITRIM LOFTS arrived bright & early at 7am yesterday morning so thank you Stevie from Walkers great job as birds only collected teatime Wednesday.
All birds are settled very well & the French rung birds purchased by entrants were weaned off also on Tuesday most about 21 days old & all ate and drank that night.
Spaces still available so not too late if you fancy having a go.
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Well yesterday saw the arrival of the 1st babies to the lofts 2018.
Crazy Gang had a day trip to bring their birds over.
Bless them they did not get home till gone midnight due to the snow could only go 20 mph.
Within an hour their birds had all eaten & drunk & settled very well already liking their new home.
Birds are also coming this week with Walkers Transport,I just hope they make it ok as they are giving heavy snow coming our way.
Hoping to go to Houten Spring Exchange show at the weekend but will have to play it by ear as if heavy snow its not worth taking the risk,if we go maybe we will see some of you there.
As Always Take care
And we are ready !!
John & our Connor have just creosoted the floors under the grills all that is left to be done is re spray with disinfectant & give perches another wipe down.
We will not do this last bit until birds are due to arrive.
When your birds are ready book in directly please with Walkers,you can do online at https://www.walkerseurotransport.co.uk/livestock
or call the office on
SPACES ARE STILL AVAILABLE so if you have not yet entered there is still time don’t forget on only 600 birds prize money £60,000 with 1st prize £30,000
We will accept pigeons from now until 31st March
Just received this years Federation race programme & this years French Young Bird derby which is the Federation race we use for the final is from Poitiers 279 miles 450 kilometres.
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Lofts are almost finished ,just the small cosmetic things left like putting the perches back in. As every year after season finishes lofts are gutted all floor grills are jet washed off burnt disinfected and re-painted as is loft itself all exterior with creosote & all interior with fence paint.
I dread to think how many V-Perches we have but they are cleaned back to looking brand new, So everything is clean fresh and of course sanitised ready for new babies to come.
Lofts will be open to receive your birds at the end of this week and if you have not yet signed up there is still time & spaces.
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If my maths is right we now have 165 places reserved.
Our latest many of you may of heard of the great partnership of Nic & Eddy Didden from Belgium,sadly Eddy’s father passed away,so he now flies under the name Didden Jeurissen.
This came about as Michael Cipriani from Trinidad purchased one of Eddy’s birds from PIPA to come to our lofts to be bred from for Michael’s entries into the FYBD.
We were looking for something the same way bred as she has turned out to be a real gem,actually a Diamond,many many birds that have scored for us are through Eddys bird we call 99.
Anyway I texted Eddy to see if he had brothers or sisters to 99 but sadly he did not think it was a good pairing so 99 is an only child lol.
We then started chatted on Whattsapp last night for over an hour and again today & he would like to enter,he is a really really genuine honest nice man so he is now going to spread the word to his friends so may be we will have more Belgian entries.
Spent the whole day today washing v perches ready for next year as season will be here before we know it,but we are well in front as loft 1 is finished re painted the lot !!.
All For Now
Hello everyone and welcome to our brand new modern website,once I am au fait with it we can have photos videos etc,so moving with the times(at last lol).
Entries are already coming in so dont miss out on our brand new race where now for the 1st time ever WE CAN GUARANTEE THE PRIZE MONEY!!!.
To make this possible we have had to change the payment format so the £160 per bird is due in one go(but you can reserve places with a £50 non refundable per bird deposit).£110 balance due by 31st January.
So on 600 entered birds our new maximum birdage a whopping £60,000 prize money with 1st prize a staggering £30,000 WITH NO DEDUCTIONS!!!
On 500 entered birds¨£50,000 prize money with 1st prize a huge £25,000
WHERE ELSE CAN YOU FLY FOR THIS PRIZE MONEY ON THIS BIRDAGE.
To reserve your places contact me by phone 0033 321049851
or find me on Facebook at French Young Bird Derby
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