Racing Systems
 
 
                   Vita King has developed the 1-2-3 Racing System that is featured on a separate page. 
 
                               We also feature the Original System for racing pigeons outlined below.
 
 
Original System for Racing Birds
 
 
  Regarding Morning & Evening Feeding:
    Feed all they want in evening.  The morning
    feeding is 1/3 of the amount of the evening
    feeding.
   
 
  Day Birds Return from Race:
   - Nourishing Tea with 2 tsp. Electrolyte Liquid and 2 tbsp. Formula Powder.
   - Feed 25% safflower, 25% kafir corn, 15% hemp, 15% wheat, 20% raw Spanish peanuts - human grade.
 
  1st Day After Race:
   - Give all birds in loft Vita King Respiratory Drops
   - This week, Weekly Maintenance Tea, 1 tsp. Miracle Life and Ridzol S.
      (Next week, change to Conditioning Powder in water and use Spartrix Tablets for canker.)  Continue this pattern
      of alternating the weekly canker treatments.
   - Feed 100% barley.
   - Fresh grit with Vita King Mineral mixed with Mega Mins.  Leave in loft until Thursday (if race shipped on Saturday
     night.)  Then all grit must come out. 
 
  2nd Day After Race:  
   - Conditioning Powder with 1 tsp. Miracle Life  
   - Feed 100% barley.  
   - Loft fly, give birds a bath.  
 
  3rd Day After Race:
   - Give all birds Vita King Respiratory Drops and at the same time 2 Performance Pills.
   - Conditioning Powder in the water with 1 tsp. LS50 or Tylan.
   - Train birds 50 -60 miles.
   - Feeding Instructions:
     Feed Mix for today:  15% safflower, 15% kafir corn, 15% hemp, 15% hard wheat, 35% conditioning feed,
     5% raw Spanish peanuts - human grade.
       * Morning:  feed mix as described on 2 lines above.
       * Evening:  same feed mix described above with 2 tbsp. Amino Acid Liquid and 3 tbsp. Ornilevuro Brewer's
          yeast mixed on feed.
   - Give each race bird 2 Performance Pills after evening feeding.
 
  4th Day After Race:
   - Train birds 50 miles, then keep birds in the loft the rest of the day.
   - Give birds Vita King Respiratory Drops.
   - In the water, 1 tsp. Electrolyte Liquid and 2 tbsp. Formula Powder
   - Feeding Instructions:  *  Morning:  feed mix as outlined in 3rd day.
                                     *  Evening:  same feed mix as outlined in 3rd day with 2 tbsp. Amino Acid Liquid and
                                        3 tbsp. Ornilevuro Brewer's Yeast mixed on feed.
   - Give each race bird 2 Performance Pills after evening feeding.
 
  5th Day After Race:
   - Train birds 50 miles, then keep birds in the loft the rest of the day.
   - Give birds Vita King Respiratory Drops. 
   - In the water, 1 tsp. Electrolyte Liquid and 2 tbsp. Formula Powder
   - Feeding Instructions: 
       *  Morning:  feed mix as outlined in 3rd day.
       *  Evening:  same feed mix as outlined in 3rd day with 2 tbsp. Liquid Racing Vitamin and 3 tbsp. Ornilevuro
           Brewer's Yeast mixed on feed.
   - Give each bird 2 Performance Pills after evening feeding.
 
  6th Day After Race - Day of Shipping: Feed for races that are 300 miles+
   - Feeding Instructions: For the last 3 days & day of shipping (days 3, 4,
      - feed mix:  same as 3rd day.  Feed all they want. 5,6) feed in this order:
      - feed the following times: 1st    20% corn             4th  15% safflower
         For 100 mile race:  10:00 am 2nd   15% kafir corn     5th   20% condition mix
         For 200 mile race:  11:00 am 3rd    15% hemp          6th   15% spanish peanuts
         For 300 mile race:  12:00 noon
         For 400 mile race:  (if race is next day release)  1:00 pm
         For 400 mile race:  (if race is 2 day ship:)  morning and evening feeding 
   -  In water:  2 tsp. Electrolyte Liquid with 2 tbsp. Formula Powder per 1/2 gallon of water.  Leave in until noon.
      Then fresh clean water until shipping.  Take water away 1 hour before you ship race.