Weaning, white dove, breeding and racing lofts
Yesterday I cleaned all four sections of the white bird loft — scraped, wiped, vacuumed feathers and dust and gave the birds a bath to play in at the same time. We had a big truckload of feed coming in and fun tractor time unloading it. It’s time to separate the mated pairs and close up their nesting boxes. This will help them change focus from nesting to molting. The timing of molting isn’t as important for the white flock as it is for the racing teams, but it’s good for them to start now and I don’t need any more babies this year. Was covered in white dust when I finished, the “bloom” from the feathers. Long shower part of the job.