Earlier this summer a pigeon began hanging around our yard. He/she (how do you tell?) follows my husband around and clearly enjoys our company. We have a small flock of laying hens and they tolerate each other but keep their distance. The pigeon has taken to roosting on our name sign but flies away at dusk. We really enjoy its company and are wondering if we should be doing something more for it....
Does it need a place to roost for the evening and what would that look like?
It comes into our 3 season porch sometimes but is clumsy in trying to roost up high on things that are not real perches.
How can we build trust with it? It allows us to get only so close but there have been times when it has been on my hand. It usually likes its space...
Any suggestions to make it feel like this could be its home?
ps-- it is not banded.