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ROOSTER ATTACKING MY PIGEON!

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Hi! I have a feral pigeon who was rescued when it was a few weeks old. It was drinking hydraulics fluid and was living in the dump. I used to have racing pigeons and really loved them and now that i have 1 i want to take care of it. My problem is that my rooster which is a black jersey giant is pecking him. He hangs out with the rooster since he was a baby but a few days ago the rooster started attacking him. I dont know whats the matter. What should i do? I wanna keep the pigeon with the other chickens. Should i build a small house and attach it to the coop?
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Originally Posted by FreakenChicken View Post

 My problem is that my rooster which is a black jersey giant is pecking him.  What should i do? I wanna keep the pigeon with the other chickens. Should i build a small house and attach it to the coop?

Chickens and pigeons are a bad combination.

 

Chickens will cannibalize young squabs and sick or weak pigeons.

 

You could separate the rooster from the flock that would be a temporary fix.

 

Hens you will find have a pecking order also so in my opinion the hens at some juncture will begin pecking at the pigeon.

 

You could try building a small house and attach it to the coop that would work also.

 

At some juncture if you plan on getting back into pigeons you would be best advised to build a separate structure.

 

That is how I came to deal with this same problem.


Edited by Hokum Coco - 11/14/15 at 12:00pm

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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That really helps! Thanks a lot! Im separating the pigeon from the chickens evethough he likes to hangout with them. And i might get a mate for him.
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Yes.. Pigeons better in even numbers of two or more. Your pigeon hangs with chickens even though attacked because extremely lonely. Find another stray/feral homer/racer or tumbler/roller etc pigeon or more, for free flying four maybe,eight min best safe small number found (all hawks go home empty handed by me here where few hawk nests real close, except when had owl pigeons).
Edited by laughingdog - 11/18/15 at 12:22pm

keeping assorted bantams and standard chickens..    pigeons: "white dove release" racing homers, flying flights, flying birmingham rollers, parlor rollers, parlor tumblers, "coop tumblers", Chinease owls.

    Looking to talk to others who enjoy our pigeon/dove hobby.  Also looking to talk chickens, especially black bantam true rosecombs i hope to have again someday, as well as silkies, and...

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keeping assorted bantams and standard chickens..    pigeons: "white dove release" racing homers, flying flights, flying birmingham rollers, parlor rollers, parlor tumblers, "coop tumblers", Chinease owls.

    Looking to talk to others who enjoy our pigeon/dove hobby.  Also looking to talk chickens, especially black bantam true rosecombs i hope to have again someday, as well as silkies, and...

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