Pre-conditioning stage is when breeders or cockers prepare the fowls for the game. These are the notable activities during pre-conditioning:

  • Put the candidate birds to perfect flesh before they enter the keep.
  • Identify the ideal fighting weight of a specific gamebird.
  • Set time to prepare candidate birds by deworming and delousing.
  • Give owner ample time and judgment in selecting the final line-up for the keep through sparring.