Thursday, November 29, 2018

Homing Pigeons 101 - Helpful Tips: Wing Stamps

Larry Davis shared another handy tip for beginners.  It is something that is easy to do, and so practical for any bird that may have stopped on its journey back home.  It is the wing stamp.  It's nothing particularly fancy, but it is powerful in directing anyone to the proper owner contact information.

It is done with a simple stamp purchased from an office supply store. Using permanent ink, the stamp is placed on the outside of the 3 or 4th primary feather, where it will show up easily.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Homing Pigeons 101 - Helpful Tips: Self-Loading Birds

When you're ready to load up the birds, here's a tip for you to make life easier.

Do you see that panel opening that slides up, in the corner, to the right, just above the steps?

That slides up.

This little fellow is going the wrong way, but he'll catch on in no time.

Now, note the panel he is about to pull up on the crate below.  That is the side of the crate the birds walk into.

Outside the loft, on the other side of the opening, the crate awaits the birds, with panel pulled up for the birds to walk through.

And they're in!  Ready to go.

Homing Pigeons 101 - Helpful Tips: The Cleanup

Are you looking for an easy method of cleaning the loft perches?  Look no further!

Larry Davis shares what he has found to save much time and increase his enjoyment of the pigeons.

Note the edge and style of the scraper.

Now, note the configuration of the perches,making a long motion clear across a section very easy.  VoilĂ !  You're done in no time.