Originally Posted by BackyardFarmer4
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