Water and Honey in Food for Racing Pigeons
There is honey… and more honey.
In the first place, we have imported common honey, which in our country is mixed with sugar. Then we have the pure honey that we can get from beekeepers. Years ago, it was easier to get honey from beekeepers than it is today. Lately, the number of beekeepers has greatly decreased. Nowadays, men no longer care about taking care of the hives, where they have to work daily with a mask and heavy gloves!
Actually, we prefer honey that we get from a beekeeper. In this case, we consider honey as a cure, which contains excellent qualities. Honey is especially good for improving breathing and for the nervous system. It aids digestion and is a nutrient for people with stomach disorders. People suffering from rheumatism and gout should use honey. The antacid it contains is an excellent source for healing. The honey is free of microbes and contains all the vitamins that the bees collect along with the pollen from the flowers. Honey works wonders for colds, sore throats, enteritis, and the flu – it’s not just useful as food for racing pigeons! It is a natural, healthy, energetic and healing food. It is not only good for children, but also for adults; Prevention is better than cure, and with this being said, honey certainly plays an important role.
Being good for humans, it must also be good for pigeons, and we advise all fanciers to give it to their birds as part of their racing pigeon feed, because we do well with its use. We use it all year round, a teaspoon in a quart of water. First dissolve the honey in a glass of water. Never pour hot water over honey as this can ruin the vitamins and can also cause fermentation. After a long, hard run, our widowers get everything they want from this one…one scoop in 500cc. of water. At least two days a week, and two days before basketing, the honey concoction must be in all lofts. As the well-known saying goes: “Try it… you might like it!”
Water and sugar in the feed of racing pigeons
All pigeon fanciers who wish to keep up with modern developments in racing pigeon feeding will use glucose-sugar. Glucose – the food of the muscles before the season and after the race, helps the birds to recover faster. If the birds are basketed on Friday, then on Wednesday and Thursday add 2 full teaspoons of glucose-sugar to each quart of drinking water. On your return from the race, for one day, add two to three full teaspoons of glucose-sugar to each quart of your drinking water each time your racing pigeons feed. The next day, clean the drinkers and serve fresh water. When we use tea, after it has cooled down, you can add a little glucose-sugar to it.
Some fanciers use sugar cubes (6 to a quarter of water), or crystal sugar, using one tablespoon to a quarter of water.
We prefer glucose as part of your racing pigeons feed because it is easier to use and has given the best results with us.