Piet Van Alpen – THE NETHERLANDS
Piet van Alphen 57 years old, living in Dirksland on Goeree Overflakkee. The Netherlands. Piet has pigeons for almost 50 years. With the support of wife Petra, it is a pure hobby for him. He races in Afdeling 5 – Rayon West – Samenspel Zuid Hollandse Eilanden.
Piet starts the season with 18 cocks and some hens. The pigeons train 45 minutes once a day at the beginning of the season, later in the season the pigeons are trained twice a day. This often depends on how busy it is at work.
The cocks are raced on widowhood. Next year he is planning to spend more attention to the hens. For Piet it is important to keep the pigeons healthy. The droppings of the race birds are checked before the season and also during the season. A good climate in the loft is also of great importance. The pigeons must feel good in the loft.
The garden loft is south-facing and has been functioning well for many years. In the summer with high temperatures there will be extra ventilation.
After a few years of focusing on the renovation of the children’s home, iextra attention was paid to the pigeons in 2019. Through his pigeon friends Jan Roodzant from Dirksland and the father / son combination Molenaar from Herkingen the necessary quality impulse has come into the loft. This was especially with the pigeons from the lines of Gebr. Scheele / Koen Minderhoud and Combination Traas. All pigeons from Zeeland because those pigeons can also fly over the water.
At the beginning of the season there is lighter and less feeding. More is fed as the season progresses. This year Piet used the Pigeon Enduance Grain at Toppigeons. This was available to the pigeons in a jar and especially after the hard races this had to be refilled daily and the pigeons regained their weight very quickly. He will certainly use this again next year.
Piet tries to give as little as possible medication to the pigeons. Sometimes Sedochol once a week and if something comes out of the droppings checking, action is taken immediately.
The Niels is truly a special pigeon, he won the 1st national Argenton S2 and on 4 long distance races he takes 3 x 1st prize and 1x 2nd prize. His nest brother also won very good prizes, but not so early. Last year as a yearling, 2 young hens were bred from the Niels and these youngsters flew a 1st, 2nd and 9th prize in the club in the youngster races.
The Niels – 17-1232680
1st National Sector 2 Argenton 7273 pigeons
1st division 5 – 4423 p
1st Blois Teamwork South Holland Islands 2009 d.
8th dept 5 – Rayon West 4810 p.
1st Vierzon Teamwork South Holland Islands 1112 p.
2nd dept 5 – Rayon West 3111 p.
2nd Issoudun Teamwork South Holland Islands 683 p.
13th Section 5 – Rayon West 1853 d.
1st Pointoise 207 p. the Luchtbode Herkingen