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    Stray racing to my loft.

    Post by Bob on Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:26 pm

    Had 2 strays in last week and phoned the owner of the wing stamp. Both birds belonged to him and he collected them within the hour. I did toss the birds but they refused to fly off and after a good fly round dropped back in as if they had always been living there. He only lives about 2 miles away and had sent his birds training about 30 miles away. These two birds must have joined my birds while mine were roaming. Strange that 2 birds from the same person raced home 30 miles then decided to drop into my loft for a little rest when there own loft was only a stones throw away.
    The owner of the birds sent them training again this week and one of the birds raced back to me. It sat on the closed landing board all day waiting to get in. I phoned the owner once again and he told me to neck it, as if he collected it he would only feed it to his ferrits. I told him I would keep the bird and train it with my youngsters and see how it does. It does make you wonder why a bird wants to stay at my loft rather than return to his own. The bird knows what area it lives in as it returns 30 and 50 miles to within 2 miles of his birth place.
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    Re: Stray racing to my loft.

    Post by rene on Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:54 pm

    couldnt of been happy where it was then mate one of my best birds at the moment is a stray french hen had her in last year as a yearling she been consistant for me this year she was my first bird back from my dads race mate hope she dose better for me next year
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    Re: Stray racing to my loft.

    Post by Amar on Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:56 am

    bob i have 2 birds like that both went to the same persons loft last year when i was traing them brought them back home they stayed at my loft for a year out every day as soon as i toke them traing this year they both went back to the same person who got them in last year he only lives about a mile from me


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    Re: Stray racing to my loft.

    Post by Bob on Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:02 am

    Strange init. This red cheq hen looks right at home and shows no sign of wanting to leave. She will go in the basket with other young uns next week. See how she handles a few training tosses.
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    Re: Stray racing to my loft.

    Post by rene on Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:15 am

    hope it turns out to be a gooden for you mate wot did the bloke say yuoll keep n train it mate ? glad you didnt neck it mate cos if the guy wanted top be funny e could of reported you for doin it you could of ended up the creek with out a paddle as to speak i know some one that got told to do the same thing lucky e didnt as they reported him to RSPCA and still had the bird in his loft

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    Re: Stray racing to my loft.

    Post by Bob on Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:36 pm

    I said I would train it up for next year. If the bird was still with me end of the year I would get the transfer papers from him. If the bird does get reported by someone else I said I would be responsible for it. I did not want to transfer the birds straight away just incase it returns to him.

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    Re: Stray racing to my loft.

    Post by Bob on Sat Jul 24, 2010 4:21 pm

    Yesterday morning the second of the two strays was sat on my landing board. I eventually let it in. Both birds are hens and I think they are looking for cock.;)
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    Re: Stray racing to my loft.

    Post by rene on Sat Jul 24, 2010 4:34 pm

    have you got your sexes seperated or are they all together mate ?

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    Re: Stray racing to my loft.

    Post by Bob on Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:12 pm

    They are still together. The young cocks are looking for hens all the time and in one of the old bird sections I have a hen paired to 2 cocks not long back she had young with one cock and sitting eggs with the other. These two cocks are fighting all the time.
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    Re: Stray racing to my loft.

    Post by rene on Sun Jul 25, 2010 4:02 pm

    y not pair the two hens up to two old cock just for the race season let em lay but take thier eggs away afta a couple of days mate keep em keen to come back no harm in tryin got nothing to lose realy

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    Re: Stray racing to my loft.

    Post by Bob on Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:37 pm

    The owner came round yesterday with his little son who was going into partnership with his dad. The lad wanted the birds back so both birds have now gone again.
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    Re: Stray racing to my loft.

    Post by rene on Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:54 pm

    you watch mate thier be back in your loft next week

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