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Figurita owl question?

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Ok so i just got some Figurita Owl Frill cross pigeons from a guy in Ohio. Im in Maine. They're 1 year old. I was wondering how long they have to be cooped up before i can fly them. I also have 1 Archangle pigeon that is 1 year old. How long before i can fly her. Ive had them all for about 2 weeks now.            Thanks in Advance! -Dawson


Edited by BackyardFarmer4 - 3/6/16 at 8:53pm
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Originally Posted by BackyardFarmer4 View Post Figurita Owl Frill cross pigeons  How long before i can fly her. Ive had them all for about 2 weeks now.            Thanks in Advance! -Dawson

Most ornamental pigeons are poor fliers with little homing instinct. Where these are mixed they may have different traits.

 

I know for good homers you should raise at least 3 batches of young before you release the adult parent birds. Even then I have had pigeons return to their home loft.

 

You may get by with a month in confinement if the birds are young or have poor homing instincts.

 

What ever the consensus agrees on I would suggest you fly your birds hungry (no feed for 12 hours) and alone for the first few flights.

If you have drop birds such as fantails I would employ them also.


Edited by Hokum Coco - 3/7/16 at 4:48am

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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I fly my figs and owls and they stayed around and flew like throwing ball. Hahaha
They made great Lil droppers though cause they just puttered around close.
They both with other owl breeds all attracted hawks a lot n lost one or two of each maybe. Settle them for a week to month until they had chance to calm and know you n sounds around etc. Like hokum said, I'd not feed day before, once got them responding to feed call and got on evening/night feeding schedule.

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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Ok! Great ideas! Thank you! 

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