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Can male pigeons be caged together?

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My grandson texted me a question...can male pigeons be caged together while a female mate is caged nearby to rest?

LF: Columbian Wyandotte, Cochins; B: OEGB, Rosecomb, d'Anvers, Delaware

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"Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret." 

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LF: Columbian Wyandotte, Cochins; B: OEGB, Rosecomb, d'Anvers, Delaware

"Speak kind words; hear kind echos."  "When you get to your wit's end, you'll find God lives there."  

"Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret." 

Fabric Temptress - http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=3104712#p3104712
 

 

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Originally Posted by NanaKat View Post

My grandson texted me a question...can male pigeons be caged together while a female mate is caged nearby to rest? There is a pecking order similar to chickens that is established with pigeons. There maybe a few squabbles at first with a little monitoring to make sure nothing serious happens I think you will be fine as long as the quarter are not too confining.
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I would not advise this.  If the female is one of the males mates.. and he can see and hear her.. he will be very stressed and try to get to her..   he will get very frustrated and fight with the other male.

I believe this fancier may be right on his assessment. The question does remain how long does the male remain frustrated. Some fanciers separate their sexes during the winter while housed in the same loft. Squabbles do happen when this is first done. Usually in a day or so once the pecking order and territories are established peace is restored. When I toss my homers I find separating the sexes in the release boxes seems to cause less turmoil.


Edited by Hokum Coco - 3/30/16 at 3:35am

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/

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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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Thank you. I'll let him know.

LF: Columbian Wyandotte, Cochins; B: OEGB, Rosecomb, d'Anvers, Delaware

"Speak kind words; hear kind echos."  "When you get to your wit's end, you'll find God lives there."  

"Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret." 

Fabric Temptress - http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=3104712#p3104712
 

 

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LF: Columbian Wyandotte, Cochins; B: OEGB, Rosecomb, d'Anvers, Delaware

"Speak kind words; hear kind echos."  "When you get to your wit's end, you'll find God lives there."  

"Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret." 

Fabric Temptress - http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=3104712#p3104712
 

 

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My grandson texted me a question...can male pigeons be caged together while a female mate is caged nearby to rest?

I would not advise this.  If the female is one of the males mates.. and he can see and hear her.. he will be very stressed and try to get to her..   he will get very frustrated and fight with the other male.

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I've separated males on one side of wire, and females on other. Some pairs establish and fiercely guard side or corner they stay at each side of, some not so much cause of other pairs doing so. When I separate so pairs cannot see each other than the females pair and nest/lay together. A lot of different personalities I've seen in different breeds families and areas of pigeons though.. One thing is to not leave feeder in, or they'll fight a lot more because of claiming it, which they may do over water container too. Best bet is to have two perches or pegs just big enough for each male, half on one side of cage half on other. I've used red bricks just one per one or two birds for bottom of cages as well n worked out good for better feet n beak health too. Some breeds like tumbler breeds do a lot better with different situations, where my showy breeds stressed n took lot longer adjusting to switching them n their mates around.
My non breeding males did better as far as training and behavior, when I had a bachelor cage they couldn't see rest.
Edited by laughingdog - 3/31/16 at 5:42am

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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