Welcome drink after each race (not only at hard races) should contain grape-sugar or glucose, which provides new energy to the body.
How to dose the grape-sugar? In our opinion most of the pigeon fanciers have wrong view about dosing. For example one soup-spoon (10g) on 1 l of water or. tea is absolutely nonsense. In case the pigeon drink at homecoming 10ccm water (which is not a little), takes pigeon about 0,1 g of grape-sugar. This amount equates digest of the one half of maize corn! Don’t forget – grape-sugar should be viewed as a food, nevertheless it consists of 100% carbohydrate. According to Victor Vansalen 1 l water should contain 100g of grape-sugar. In this case pigeon with a swig of approximately 10ccm welcome drink, absorb 1g of grape-sugar.
Next advice: this kind of welcome drink should be given to the pigeons 15-20 Minutes after the arrival. At hot summer days immediate drinking after homecoming have a bad effect on the organism.