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About us

The name Hitchcock Racing Pigeons formally known as Mr. & Mrs. Hitchcock & Sons is known for the top long distance performances achieved since starting in 1997. The lofts of Hitchcock Racing Pigeons are based in Windsor (South East England). In the short time we have been racing we soon began to establish a team of strong, hard long distance pigeons, which led to the successful results achieved. I am currently a member of Windsor RPC, Berks Bucks & Oxon SOuth Road Federation and The British International Champion Shop Club and the National Flying Club. After the hugely successful season in 2004 after winning the 1st Open National Pau we decided to stop racing for a few years due to having very little time to spend with the birds because of work commitments, however during this time we have maintained a select team of stock pigeons before starting to race again in 2016.
The Stock Loft

The stock loft measures 8ft x 6ft with a open mesh front, we currently use standard widowhood boxs which are located on the back wall about 20 inches off the ground, the stock loft floor is wooden with grills which are approx. 5 inch off the ground this ensures that the birds do not have access to any waste product which we believe dramatically reduces the risk of spreading disease.

The health and condition of our pigeons is very important to us and has a direct impact upon the quality of the birds we produce. We have recently registered with the Belgic De Weerd Avian Veterinary Clinic which enables us to ensure our birds are on top form and if we do have any problems the world leading pigeon vet Dr Henk De Weerd and his team are on hand to provide the best possible advice to keep our pigeons in top condition. We follow a very strict preventative treatment plan at set points throughout the year avoiding over treating unnecessarily. Our birds will never be treated for anything with out this been prescribed by the vets at the Belgic De Weerd Avian Veterinary Clinic.

 

Dropping samples and swabs from our stock pigeons are sent off to the Belgica De Weerd Avian Veterinary Clinic every four months to ensure our birds are in top breeding condition and we are not missing anything. These results are stored on our file at the clinic so that we have a full medical health inventory of our stock birds.

 

As mentioned above we only treat our birds upon receiving professional advice from the vet. Our stock pigeons are vaccinated at the beginning of each season against Paramyxovirus to ensure our birds have a good immunity against this deadly virus. As part of the preparation before the breeding season the stock are also treated with Onespot on the back of the neck once a year this will delouse and deworm them for a twelve month period. We use paratyphoid treatment in the water once a year before the breeding season and the stock birds are also cankered at the beginning, halfway through and at the end of the breeding season.

 

The stock birds are fed on Bamfords Super Breeding.

Bloodlines

Before considering returning to racing we completed a lot of research in to current racing results, bloodlines & ancestry for many of the current modern day top racers. The strain selected are without doubt the finest racing pigeons in the world today, this is the  Serge Van Elsacker's. To make available the superb team of pigeons we have today a huge amount of effort & money has been put in to acquiring some of the finest stock pigeons available, for the purpose of establishing a world class stock team which we can work with and continually breed from to ensure the correct type and body build is maintained throughout the family.

 

Racing Loft

We currently have about 16 pairs of racers, the old birds are raced on the roundabout system for the first part of the year and are then paired up before the longer distance races. 

 

We breed about 40 Young birds each year for the race team and these are flown on the Darkness system. We try to get each young bird to at least one channel race so that they experience the water before they begin racing the year after.

The young birds are kept on deep litter and are only cleaned out once after a few weeks of being weaned and are then not cleaned out until the end of the racing season we believe this helps build a natural immunity and keeps the loft dry. We do not train our young birds hard as we use the club races to train our birds which start at 80 miles. 

Supplements

AVIFORM ULTIMATE 11 in 1 New Formula 

Ultra formula Aviform Ultimate 11 in 1.

No other single pigeon product offers so many benefits.  Peak health, condition and performance, improved stamina and recovery, Pigeonguard that helps prevent canker, cocci and worms, improved intestinal health, firmer droppings, improved feather quality and sanitised drinking water.

Now with added Electrolytes/Trace Elements for improved recovery, Amino Acids and Nucleotides to help muscle tissue regeneration, all from this one unrivalled product.

FORCE 13 Stamina & Endurance Supplement 

New ultra formula Force 13 is a combined Booster, Stamina and Endurance Supplement as a single product, for addition to drinking water, as a direct replacement for both Force 12 + DMG and Avimax. 

Force 13 offers all the performance benefits of both Avimax and Force 12 + DMG, but as a single liquid product for rapid absorption and at a price that is lower per ml than Avimax alone.

VIFORM PROLYTE Probiotic (EU Approved) & Prebiotic Post Race Restorative

 

Soluble probiotic, prebiotic and electrolyte formulation for rapid recovery after racing or illness.

New Formula Prolyte now contains the only probiotic with EU approval for racing pigeons (at the time of writing).

We believe this makes Prolyte the best pigeon recovery product available. 

CALCIFORM Liquid Calcium 

A fully water soluble calcium and vitamin D3 supplement, for eggs like porcelain. This product is an essential supplement for when calcium deficiency may be suspected or during breeding.

THE HITCHCOCK'S RECORD THE ONLY BIRD IN THE UK ON THE DAY"

Mr & Mrs Hitchcock & Sons won this race with a pigeon called “LADY HELEN”, 1st Open BICC Pau and the only bird home on the day in Great Britain. The brilliant performance was put up by a 2 year old blue hen bred from a cock from Terry Hudson’s De Klaks and a hen from Geoff Gilbert which is a pure Geoff Cooper. This hen bred Geoff the “NARROW COCK” which was 1st open L&SECC Pau, 10th Open NFC Pau, 2nd BICC Dax. Geoff kindly loaned us this hen and has bred some really good pigeons. One of our ambitions was to time a good pigeon on the day from pau and it has now come true.

Press reports

JAMIE

1st Nat UK Ace Pigeon

2nd Internat Ace Pigeon

1st Nat UK Mira 350km 

7th Internat Mira 350km 

LADY BECKY

4th Nat Dax 516 birds
2nd Internat Hens Dax 2,644
23rd Internat Dax 17,526

LADY HELEN

1st Nat Pau
33rd Internat Hens Pau 1,544
629th Internat Pau 7,270