: How should you feed young birds the week before their first race? I've read that on Monday & Tuesday you should feed them light and then heavy on Wednesday and Thrusday, and then light again before putting them into the basket on Friday. And then I've heard the opposite! At the moment I am planning to feed a high protein mix on Monday and Tuesday, high carbohydrate and high fat diet on Wednesday and Thrusday and then a light feed with Omega 3 & 6 additives mixed in on Thrusday night and Friday morning before basketing. But this is all from reading the piegon literature, not from experience. Any ideas?