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        Ok. I have 3 pigeons that a take about a 1/2 mile - 3/4 mile from there loft for exercise. 2 are homers and 1 is an archangel homer cross. i bring them to the same spot every time. The archangel X usually makes it home before the homers. They've done that distance about 3 times. When I did it last night the 2 homers made it home but the archangel X didn't. it was about a 1/2 before dark. Did she just roost somewhere for the night?  Or did she maybe get lost? What are the odds she'll make it back? (i know a hawk didn't get her I've never seen one around the area.) She wasn't home this morning at 7:30am. (we got a dusting of snow last night and this morning could she be waiting out the snow).  

 

Thanks in advance!

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Originally Posted by BackyardFarmer4 View Post What are the odds she'll make it back? (

 

Thanks in advance! Where she is 1/2 archangle she is probably a good flier with poor homing instincts and could have only been following your true homers you will be very lucky to see her again is my guess. I have had PURE BRED HOMERS that took over a month to return on similar tosses. Foul weather does play a factor. Fanciers in England and other locations are thinking cell phone towers are interfering with homing instincts. I released 4 doves at a funeral this morning. and only 3 have returned thus far. I am a bit concerned as well (they usually all are able to make it home before me as a rule.) They usually fly as a flock it is possible a bird of prey or even a crow or seagull scattered them and she may have got disorientated.

On the negative side I find any pigeon that is NOT PURE BRED HOMER is just a pigeon to make you wish you had a HOMER.


Edited by Hokum Coco - 3/23/16 at 10:16am

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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Good news! She made it back!
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Originally Posted by BackyardFarmer4 View Post

Good news! She made it back!


Happy for you I was wrong. Mine still not has arrived. I have a peregrine falcon in the area and I know he picked off one of my birds for sure.


Edited by Hokum Coco - 3/24/16 at 10:51am

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've got another problem. I had a homer that was roosting outside the loft. When I went to go grab him he flew into the dark. its now been more than 24 hours and still no sigh of him. It did snow a little less than an inch (all melted now) could the weather have disoriented him? Should I be expecting him back?

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Originally Posted by BackyardFarmer4 View Post It did snow a little less than an inch (all melted now) could the weather have disoriented him? Should I be expecting him back?
I think if he is a good homer he will return as long as he still is alive is my experience. Was he born in your loft or did you get him as an adult bird? He may have returned to his original loft if he was purchased as an adult. My homer returned from yesterday happy to say. He must have stopped in at a pigeon bar. He did not arrive until after 600pm.
On another note:
It is a good policy to always fly your birds hungry. I hand feed my birds shelled unsalted peanuts as a treat only. This entices the pigeons to fly to me on command.

Edited by Hokum Coco - 3/24/16 at 10:58am

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 bought him as a 3 year old. He always comes back here so far I haven't had a homer I couldn't break including a 200 mile champion i bought from a loft 100 miles from me. I take him 5  miles from the loft weekly for exercise. I only let them out when they haven't eaten for 10-12 hours. There is a bridge down the road a little ways. Feral pigeons live under it. I know he likes to fly with them when they fly over. Maybe he's under the bridge looking for a mate or maybe he has joined them. But he flew away in the dark so is it possible he hit something that he couldn't see and got hurt. Maybe a cat got him if he did get hurt. (p.s Im glad your bird came back!)

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I bought him as a 3 year old. He always comes back here so far I haven't had a homer I couldn't break including a 200 mile champion i bought from a loft 100 miles from me. !)

I am not that lucky when it comes to getting a adult homer to stay put. There is on fancier in particular that I purchase birds from squeakers no problem adult homers another story. I mated on adult cock bird with a pure white homer and raise 3 clutches of eggs before I ventured in letting him have his freedom. The female I purchase as a squeaker and she bonded to the loft no problem. As soon as the cock bird got his freedom in the afternoon. he was back to his home loft and there he remains.

 

On another note;

Hope he returns to you back yard buddy the odds sound good especially if he is still alive..,


Edited by Hokum Coco - 3/25/16 at 7:05am

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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