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Hi fellow avian lovers! I have had a interest in doves ever sence I went fishing and found a stunned dove which had hit a window. Even though it was stunned and wild, it did not try to bite me or anything. I put it near a bush, it soon recovered. But I know that is just the tip of the ice berg. I would love to know more about them and have questions!

 

 Q1: Where could you purchase dove/pigeon eggs or doves/pigeons themselves? (I would prefer hatching eggs, though.)

Q2: Could you house doves with pheasants or Chukar?

Q3: How do doves/Pigeons do in heat and cold?

I will post more questions that come to mind!

Hello. I am The Neon Panther but I wished to be called Kae or Crazy Quail Lady. But you can call me anything! :)

Some of my favorite animals are Dogs, Quails, Pigeons, Starlings and of course, Chickens!!!

EXTRAS TO MY SIGNATURE!! (Click to show)
I currently live in , Texas and own 5 quail 100% under my care.
RIP Lucky, Puffball (button quails) and Snickers, who is the reason I'm here.
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Hello. I am The Neon Panther but I wished to be called Kae or Crazy Quail Lady. But you can call me anything! :)

Some of my favorite animals are Dogs, Quails, Pigeons, Starlings and of course, Chickens!!!

EXTRAS TO MY SIGNATURE!! (Click to show)
I currently live in , Texas and own 5 quail 100% under my care.
RIP Lucky, Puffball (button quails) and Snickers, who is the reason I'm here.
Reply
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 Q1: Where could you purchase dove/pigeon

This is the way to go check with feed suppliers or Craig's list.

 

eggs or doves/pigeons themselves? (I would prefer hatching eggs,

Doves or pigeons are born naked and blind and need pigeon milk to develop and thrive trying to raise them from an egg is a recipe for disaster.)

 

Q2: Could you house doves with pheasants or Chukar? Not a good idea pheasants would cannibalize the young squabs given half a chance.

 

Q3: How do doves/Pigeons do in heat and cold?

Very well feed extra whole corn if possible and they do fine in -40º weather.

I will post more questions that come to mind!


Edited by Hokum Coco - 9/28/15 at 5:01pm

Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1478351/carrier-pigeons-continue-to-connect-family/

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

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Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1478351/carrier-pigeons-continue-to-connect-family/

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

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Thank you for the information! I have one more question, when you get them as adults, do they tame well to you?

Hello. I am The Neon Panther but I wished to be called Kae or Crazy Quail Lady. But you can call me anything! :)

Some of my favorite animals are Dogs, Quails, Pigeons, Starlings and of course, Chickens!!!

EXTRAS TO MY SIGNATURE!! (Click to show)
I currently live in , Texas and own 5 quail 100% under my care.
RIP Lucky, Puffball (button quails) and Snickers, who is the reason I'm here.
Reply

Hello. I am The Neon Panther but I wished to be called Kae or Crazy Quail Lady. But you can call me anything! :)

Some of my favorite animals are Dogs, Quails, Pigeons, Starlings and of course, Chickens!!!

EXTRAS TO MY SIGNATURE!! (Click to show)
I currently live in , Texas and own 5 quail 100% under my care.
RIP Lucky, Puffball (button quails) and Snickers, who is the reason I'm here.
Reply
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 when you get them as adults, do they tame well to you? As a rule homing pigeons especially are aloof and hard to tame. That being said since I found a secret weapon shelled unsalted peanuts that they are absolutely addicted to and I hand feed as a treat only with a bit of patience and slow deliberate motions (similar to around a horse) my birds are well on the way to being tame. I have started a new flock as of June as I was wiped out by weasels over the winter.


Edited by Hokum Coco - 9/28/15 at 6:30pm

Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1478351/carrier-pigeons-continue-to-connect-family/

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

Reply

Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1478351/carrier-pigeons-continue-to-connect-family/

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

Reply
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