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PSEUDOLYNCHIA CANARIENSIS (pigeon fly) done some research and this is what I found, yes they are dangerous and suck blood out of birds. sprays are the first line of defense from blood sucking parasites,
and Ivermectin/Moxidectin are the second line of defense in that IF they
get past the spray, they will die from taking that bite and be undable to
lay eggs.
caf

Pigeon fly... they don't lay eggs... they actually give birth to live larva.

 

Best way to get rid of them is simply hold you pigeon and wait till you see it.. then pinch it to catch it and pull it off .. kill it!!!  No need for chemicals... and I found that normal sprays and powders for pests don't work for the pigeon fly.

 

http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/livestock/pigeon_fly.htm


Edited by jak2002003 - 7/22/15 at 5:15am
post #32 of 38
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does anyone fly domesticated feral pigeons?  what are the pros/cons?idunno


I started out with feral pigeons also. My favourte and one of my best birds was a feral (He looked like full blooded racing homer),

 

This is what the bird accomplished after being kept prisoner for nearly a year. This pigeon was mated and had raised numerous clutches of eggs in that time. It was a happy reunion when he came home to his original mate (I later sold the pigeon again when I gave up the hobby):

https://maps.google.ca/maps?saddr=251+Briggs+Cross+Road,+Moncton,+NB&daddr=Ottawa,+ON&hl=en&sll=46.154089,-64.837037&sspn=0.338665,0.727158&geocode=FUg-wAId9NYh_CkPVqH1FsGgTDEgwYUquT_cow%3BFdoTtQId1_N8-ymvE1FfsgXOTDHtFd0x4VFqig&oq=Otta&mra=ls&t=m&z=7


Edited by Hokum Coco - 7/22/15 at 3:02pm

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 #33 of 38
Depends on what mix is in your ferals.. they can be fun to breed matching n mixing to see what traits turn out. some tumble to roll n or to barrel roll twistle flit etc n or do as n or dive, some home good, some sound off louder attracting others, some have stamina and can fly longer than others.
If not expecting anything awsome particularly, you maybe greatly pleased at what may come out of some, but pet quality and taming then pet quality, as well as caring and flying, are rewarding enough. just delouse n deparasite load them etc them in a good solution etc.

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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post #34 of 38

Is it very hard to tame skittish pigeons? To tame them is all you really do is hand feed?

post #35 of 38

I Breed and raise ferrals also band and show them

call me some time

608-412-1868

eugene

post #36 of 38
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I Breed and raise ferrals also band and show them

What category do you enter them in?  Also do other people show them?  If you are the only one then you are bound to win in the feral pigeon breed section!

post #37 of 38

Others show them also,I have a standard written up,and had my breeders DNA tested.

eugene

post #38 of 38

Others show also,but the competition is the big thing its the showing and letting others see them... 

email me eugenesande@yahoo.com

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