Beyers feeding schedules
Following requests from many pigeon fanciers we have made the feeding schedule with our BEYERS mixtures and BEYERS CONDITION & CARE items available on our website.
Bear in mind that with a feeding schedule we can only give you general advice or guidelines.
Proper feeding is above all a matter of reacting to pigeons’ needs. These needs are determined mainly by the pigeons’ burdening. This burdening of the pigeons is constantly subject to change due to internal or external circumstances.
Internal or individual circumstances that the fancier can determine or influence and external circumstances on which the fancier has little or no influence but which he must take into account. Consequently the fancier must also adapt the feeding to these changing internal or external circumstances.
Internal or individual circumstances that the fancier can determine or influence, such as:
- at which distances it is proposed to excel and which are previous training flights;
- his view of the use of all-round mixtures or of several (phase) mixtures in raising pigeons;
- his view of feeding systems: use of a common (full) feeding tray or an individual tray for each pigeon; whether they are fed once or several times per day;
- blackout and/or supplementary lighting;
- the chosen racing system with the youngsters (use of sliding door, use of old hens/cocks in the youngsters’ loft, letting them nest) versus the system with old pigeons (full widowhood - traditional widowhood with cocks or hens - racing to nest);
- the number of flights and the rest periods;
- his view of the use of supplementary energy-rich seeds or mixtures such as trapping mix, hemp seeds, peeled sunflower seeds, peanuts, etc.;
- his view of the use of supplements during the various seasons;
- the balance between pigeon racing and work, etc.
External circumstances on which the fancier has little or no influence, such as:
- the various seasons;
- specific periods within certain seasons e.g. during breeding, billing, mating, brooding, hatching, through to weaning the squabs;
- expected and actual weather conditions (temperature, wind speed and direction, etc.);
- the expected and actual number of nights of basketing.
So the question must always be which feeding plan best suits me, my pigeons, my system and my objectives. If you can get a clear view of this and make the connections between causes, solutions and consequences, it will be easier to adapt the feeding to ever changing circumstances.
If you would like more information or extra explanation adapted to your situation, please don’t hesitate to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org