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How do you train Homing Pigeons to exchange messages between two families? Also, are there any certain breeds you suggest?

~ Aspen

post #2 of 14

you need to get some race birds... how far distance are we talking about?

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The difference between pets and pests is only on which side of the fence they're standing... keep your animals in your own property.

 

 



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Originally Posted by nzpouter 

you need to get some race birds... how far distance are we talking about?


120 Miles.

~ Aspen

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Mrs. Fluffy Puffy :

120 Miles.

~ Aspen


race birds raised from young, train by releasing them from 5m, 10m, 40m and 70m after the start ranging and flying in a flock/ kit.... do about 3 of each distance at least before taking them to 120m....

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Originally Posted by nzpouter 

Mrs. Fluffy Puffy :

120 Miles.

~ Aspen


race birds raised from young, train by releasing them from 5m, 10m, 40m and 70m after the start ranging and flying in a flock/ kit.... do about 3 of each distance at least before taking them to 120m....


What kind of race pigeon is a good breed? I know nothing about pigeons. Also, where would I go about getting some?

~ Aspen

post #6 of 14

Just to clear things up Aspen,  you want be able to train the pigeons to go between two lofts. Though it has been done before by having water at one loft, and food at another, the pigeon probably wont travel 120 miles to get a drink. How it works, is that you train the pigeon to one loft, and when somebody goes to the house 120 miles away, they can release the homing pigeon and it will return to the one loft. So, it will require somebody to transport the pigeons to the release point. Just wanted to make sure you understand how it works exactly.

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definetly do your homework before you get pigeons. there are a lot of things to consider before taking on the project. one thing is that you can go from 6 pigeons to 60 VERY QUICKLY! lol. they are quite prolific and if your not careful, you can wind up with many very cute, but unwanted pigeies. fast. pigeons require special care for them to stay healthy.  they need PROPER food, shelter and water. heres a link to a great resorce  on basic pigeon care       http://www.angelfire.com/ga3/pigeongenetics/basicpigeoncare.html   good luck if you decide to take up the hobbie. smile

13 Homing pigeons, a lovely indoor pair of indoor pigeons: Dale the flightless serbian high "flyer" and Clementine the tumbler mix. Proud mother of five beautiful hand raised pigeons <3
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13 Homing pigeons, a lovely indoor pair of indoor pigeons: Dale the flightless serbian high "flyer" and Clementine the tumbler mix. Proud mother of five beautiful hand raised pigeons <3
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Originally Posted by johnnyksspeedshop 

Just to clear things up Aspen,  you want be able to train the pigeons to go between two lofts. Though it has been done before by having water at one loft, and food at another, the pigeon probably wont travel 120 miles to get a drink. How it works, is that you train the pigeon to one loft, and when somebody goes to the house 120 miles away, they can release the homing pigeon and it will return to the one loft. So, it will require somebody to transport the pigeons to the release point. Just wanted to make sure you understand how it works exactly.


Yes, I'd realized that. smile

~ Aspen

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Originally Posted by cochinGurl 

definetly do your homework before you get pigeons. there are a lot of things to consider before taking on the project. one thing is that you can go from 6 pigeons to 60 VERY QUICKLY! lol. they are quite prolific and if your not careful, you can wind up with many very cute, but unwanted pigeies. fast. pigeons require special care for them to stay healthy.  they need PROPER food, shelter and water. heres a link to a great resorce  on basic pigeon care       http://www.angelfire.com/ga3/pigeongenetics/basicpigeoncare.html   good luck if you decide to take up the hobbie. smile


Yes, any kind of poultry is addicting. I went from 12 chickens to 200 very quickly, not to mention my Quail, Guineas, and Peafow. smile

~ Aspen

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Go To Npausa.com  Then Find A Link  To The Au  There Maybe A Club In Lubbock  Or Admirilo That Races  Pigeons Get In Contact  With Them

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