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Hi I had a pigeon come to my house back in june amd hes been with my family every day since. We have created such a bond with him. Ik hes a racing pigeon because he had bands on his ankles. I didnt contact the owner because I heard from the vet and others that if he didnt return back home then he would be killed. Needless to say hes very friendly and gained trust in all of us. He would even "walk" into my house when hes ready to come inside. Last week we had over 14inches of snow and he stayed in the house most of the time. He went out tuesday morning and was hanging around with my husband outside until my husband went to go pick my son up from school he was gone we he got home. We havent seen since and its been a week. Im very concerned he possibly could of went back to his owner or could he have gotten lost or confused with all the snow? Has anyone had this kind of situation?
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Originally Posted by buddiesmomma View Post
 Im very concerned he possibly could of went back to his owner or could he have gotten lost or confused with all the snow? Has anyone had this kind of situation.
In a perfect world he may have got his orientation back and flew home. I would expect him to fly off to his home loft after about a month once it got it's strength back. To be honest I doubt it because he had begin to call your house home for too long of a period of time.
He or she may have went out to find a mate to bring back to your property.
I would not give up hope just yet.
It  is possible that it fell pray to a predator.
If it is any consolation I had one pigeon that I wrote off that had gone absent for over 2 months. The bird finally made it home all cover in soot dehydrate and just a rack of bones. He did make a full recovery however.

Edited by Hokum Coco - 2/1/16 at 1:42pm

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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post #3 of 8
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Thank you so much for your input..im hoping he went to find a mate to bring back. Im so happy to hear your pigeon returned and made a full recovery.
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Originally Posted by buddiesmomma View Post

Thank you so much for your input..im hoping he went to find a mate to bring back. Im so happy to hear your pigeon returned and made a full recovery.


I brought a few of my best white homers to a memorial service for my sister in law on this past Saturday. One bird I wrote off because it was not home when I arrived. Luckily it came home 24 hours late. I am guessing he must have been chased out of the flock by a bird of prey as it was totally out of character for this bird to be late..

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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post #5 of 8
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I do have hawks that fly around by us and I know they can prey on pigeons. Buddy would always sit on the peak of my garage and stay clear and safe from them. Just praying for his safety and will come back home soon. Didn't realize how attached one can get to a bird. Glad to hear your pigeon returned safely and unhurt.
post #6 of 8

Hope he comes back...

 

But its normal for a lost racing pigeon to fly back to its old home once its got its strength back.

 

I had a few lost ones join my flock of white homers..  they would stay a few days.. or weeks if they were really thin... and once they got fit and healthy again they would be off back to their old loft.

 

This was a shame as I had some very beautiful coloured racing pigeons visit me and I would have loved them to stay.

post #7 of 8
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Hes been with me for 7 months do you think its possible that he went back to where he came from?
post #8 of 8
Good possibility, n he could go back and fourth, or just be on lock down now. You could look for other pigeons to buy/adopt. It may end up showing back up with a mate.

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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