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Training taklas

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 11:37 am
by M Sheikh
Hi
Guys now that my young tumblers has start doing takla
And flying 10/15 min without stoping ( they look very beautiful )

Should I let them out for trainig every day of the week or should I let them out only 2/3 times a week
And how do I make them fly for longer

I try to chase them away after first 10 min of flight
But they only fly for few minutes and seat on my roof

Re: Training taklas

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 7:30 pm
by Kurt Gürsu
I would fly them every day around the same time.
Once they land I would not try to fly them again.
They should increase their flight time as you fly them each day.
Make sure they are hungry when you fly them.
I am not sure what the weather conditions are like where you live but around this time of year and during summer in our area it gets pretty hot and sometimes humid.
The traditional late afternoon flight time (before the sun goes down) is not necessarily the best time for us.
Birds sitting in hot coops all day tend to not want to fly to long.
Another reason for this is probably the amount f water they drink during the day.
Some fanciers remove the water like the feed but this does not work for me.
There is a reason why they drink so much water and I really don't want to torture these little creatures.
So, if you are facing similar situations I would suggest flying early in the morning.
6-6:30 is a very good time and you might right away get 2-3 times the flight time.
This obviously doesn't work with everyone's work schedule and sometimes the sleep schedule.
It is hard for me also.
I can't go to sleep early but I force myself to get up early.
I also don't like the fact I have a very ridged schedule and have to leave home after so much time.
If a young bird separates and is not returned before I have to get ready and go to work, it is a bit irritating.
At the end it works better for the birds.
So, I make it work for me.

On another note, you definitely need to find a solution to this sitting on the roof business.
That is not cool.
First rule of training is discipline.
They fly when you want them and they land in front of the coop when they are ready to land.
After landing walk them in to coop and feed them.
As simple as this sounds it is probably the most important part of a young bird's training.

Re: Training taklas

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 1:58 am
by rich
Hi what are you feeding your young birds? and how many are you flying?

Re: Training taklas

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 7:55 am
by M Sheikh
I'm flying only 2 of them And feeding them breeding mix which has bit of everything in it
But I realised taklas only eats smaller grains and leave the bigger ones like peas and corns

I feed them once with my other breed pigeons around 2pm everyday

Today I let them out they fly 5 min extra then last time

So Ill let them out everyday like kurts says

Should I let out before the feeding time (2pm) or after 2 pm
And once finish flying then show them food and call down

Re: Training taklas

PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 7:52 pm
by Kurt Gürsu
M Sheikh wrote:feeding them breeding mix which has bit of everything in it
But I realised taklas only eats smaller grains and leave the bigger ones like peas and corns

I am not sure what is available where you are but if you can give them a mix with out corn it would be better.

M Sheikh wrote:Should I let out before the feeding time (2pm) or after 2 pm
And once finish flying then show them food and call down

Don't fly them if they are fed.
They should only be fed right after they fy and land.
Even then only as much as they can eat in one sitting.
As soon as they walk away from the feed remove it and give them any until after the next day's flight.

Re: Training taklas

PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 9:27 am
by M Sheikh
Thanks guys for some good advice

Today one of my takla was flying for 20 min and was doing takla as well
But the otherone still flying only 10 min then land

Onething I have teach them by keeping them hungry for 48 hrs

The thing is they didn't came down for food when I call them on first day
But when they did it was too late I tooke the food away and kept them hungry

I let them out next day (hungry) they fly for 10 min and landed
Guess what when I call them this time they came within a minute

Today they came in quickly as well

I think now they know delaying for food is not a good thing to do