Feeding is such a complex thing in the breeding and racing of pigeons, you wonder if you will ever grasp it.
There are so many different mixes and formulas out there, which do you choose?
For me, I have found that for whatever reason, my line do not like maize (scattering it over the floor) and peas (white & blue) just make the droppings watery. So I have gone to great lengths to find feed that contains none of the above where possible.
I prefer a high percentage of maples in my feed which enables the good rearing of youngsters and provides protein for the racers.
I also feed layer pellets as a morning feed which is light and yet provides enough to keep them from going hungry.
A mix of crushed peanuts, conditioner seed with added safflower and hemp is used to encourage quick trapping - every second counts!
During the off season, the birds are put on to a depurative mix purely as a cost effective way of wintering them.
Supplements are used, glucose, electrolytes, minerals cider vinegar and garlic/honey. These are added to the water on specific days. Again, there are so many things out there, but whether they are any benefit to your birds, who knows?
The 9 pair stock section nestboxes