you have some information about the loft of Jaap Koehoorn.
You can discribe him as pigeon expert, unbeatable, famous, all-round, craftsman, top, etc., etc.
But especially as a true and honest pigeonfancier. He has his own method of keeping the pigeons healthy and strong. That is his famous "Vydex- systeem". He always looks for a natural way of keeping his pigeons and he does that with a lot of success.
Koehoorn practices the method of ''total widowhood''. Both
partners are raced. To keep the motivation if one of the partners do not
reach home in time he created a special feeding scheme.
On the day of deployment his pigeons get everything they want. Full food with peanuts and dainty. Even the water is sweet with a lot of carbohydrates and fruits. Jaap realized that the pigeons even like to come home for this banquet. The racing pigeons are coupled at the end of February for the first time and then brood approximately 20 days (on eggs of stone). Naturally the top eggs are placed under breeding couples so he will get young birds from his best racing pigeons.
After about 20 days the pigeons leave the eggs voluntarily.
Then they sit directly on widowhood and keep their feathers for a long time. Even up to the last competition the pigeons dispose good wings. During the past seven years no antibiotics have been given, nothing against trichomonia or coccidian or what so ever. In the loft of Jaap Koehoorn only vitamines, bacteria and sport nutrition from Vydex are given also garlic and vegetables find his approval. He cannot understand sportenthusiasts who only provide their pigeons well during the racing seasons because the prices are won in wintertime! It is not his opinion that the pigeons should only be top-fit in summer. With the dispensation of antibiotic one will only get tops and glens. For example a therapy against trichomonia only destroys the intestinal flora. Jaap: ''only use antibiotics if it is absolutely necessary. Do not carry out blind cures but go to the veterinarian and let it examine very good, only medicate pigeons which are ill, not the strong and healthy which are also sitting in your loft.'' In the first year without antibiotics some problems occurred, a few pigeons were taken from the loft. In spite of this the performance had to be considered as very well. During the passed six years no problems have arisen and the output was sensational.
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