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Hi freinds its me again with some questions lol i got some pigeons that come and interact with mine they look healthy and nice i was wondering if i catch them and put them in with my 2 white pigeons what will happen and mines are on eggs and it should hatch in a few days would they attack my pigeon or kill the hatchlings ?
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Hi freinds its me again with some questions lol i got some pigeons that come and interact with mine they look healthy and nice i was wondering if i catch them and put them in with my 2 white pigeons what will happen and mines are on eggs and it should hatch in a few days would they attack my pigeon or kill the hatchlings ?


I advise against putting wild pigeons with your domestic ones. Even though the wild birds look healthy; they very well could be diseased or carrying disease. More than likely the wild pigeons would cause the pair to leave their eggs.


Edited by nchls school - 3/15/16 at 5:56am
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These are the pigeons that keep coming are they wild?
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These are the pigeons that keep coming are they wild?

Yes, they look to be wild/feral pigeons.

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 i got some pigeons that come and interact with mine they look healthy and nice i was wondering if i catch them and put them in with my 2 white pigeons what will happen and mines are on eggs and it should hatch in a few days would they attack my pigeon or kill the hatchlings ? Not in a perfect world but it has been know to happen especially if crowding is an issue.
Most fanciers would frown on adding feral to their flock. Those that I do know have them housed in a completely separate loft.  This is so they have less chance of interacting. The feral cocks have a tendency to seduce some of the banded stock.
That being said if you decide to catch them you should put them in isolation powder them for lice and watch for any signs of ill health before housing them with your white homers just as a precaution.
Pigeons are not native to North America and feral have a good homing instinct as a rule that being said with a steady supply of food they should orientate to your loft in a perfect world. One of my best homing pigeons was a feral that I robbed from a nest (I knew the squab was good homing stock.)

Edited by Hokum Coco - 3/15/16 at 11:57am

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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Could be escaped/abandoned pets, that all stray and feral.. World over mostly from homers/racers, and meat pigeons, some tumblers/rollers. I've had ferals/strays make pets, just don't put in with parenting birds. Ferals are farther removed and are only blue bar and or checked, you probably have homer or tumblers or mixes of homers and anything else. Most ferals tested show some to most homer blood.
Edited by laughingdog - 3/15/16 at 7:12pm

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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