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Feral Pigeon questions

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First i was given a feral that was rescued from a dog training session, then i was given another feral that was winged by shotgun from a local farm, this pigeons territory is where i live. I housed the two together, both healed and mated, 15 days later along comes junior...so now i have a family. This family appears to be growing again as she is sitting on 2 new eggs. My original plan was to release the adults back into the wild, i figured since they paired up,and the female being locsl she would show the male around...but junior put a damper on that. I still planned on releasing all 3 once junior could fly, well he is now roosting on a perch so he is flying...but now i have 2 more eggs, and dont have the heart to destroy them. So... if i build something better than thier current 2x4 foot square wire cage, and leave it open will these birds fly out and return? Kind of a pigeon free range if you will. Or should i just let them free and be done with it? Ive heard they will return..which is fine i guess, i just want my rabbit cages back. Ill post a pic of the family. The tarp is just to keep the cold rain out since the cage is all wire.
Edited by iron - 4/20/16 at 7:45pm
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Anyone?
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Anyone?


Short answer YES.

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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Pigeons don't need much, especially if let to free fly. They'll do best if set something up, even box on side out of elements n predators reach, n they free fly fed before just dusk so they're poop mostly collects under perches and around nests. They'll be happier with nest in each back corner. Except new eggs about two weeks after rest hatch, and male takes babies over then. They'll probably home to nest at your home if let out from there. They'll be fine on cheap layer pellets n or cheap wild bird seed with cheap scratch feed.
Good luck and enjoy them! Thank you for helping them.
Edited by laughingdog - 4/23/16 at 7:12am

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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O think you would like it if you made a bigger pen and kept them arounf.
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