A little pigeon help

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by dalmation1080, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. dalmation1080

    dalmation1080 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey guys, i just purchased a pair of younger White King pigeons and I just had a few questions and I was wondering if anyone could answer them.
    Ive had rollers before, but I know kings are "utility" birds, do kings fly? And if they do, will they come back to their home if let out to fly? (Just curious)
    The guy said they were born around april, when will they want to start having their own chicks? I know people make little "nest bowls" for them, does that seem to work well?
     
  2. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    The king pigeons I had were excellent fliers. They had a fair homing instinct as well. They should be nesting anytime soon is my opinion.

    I use a 10 inch dog bowl I purchased at the dollar store. You could also employ a 5 gal bucket. You should have 2 nest bowls available for on pair of birds is my experience.

    Were you had rollers before you probably forgot more than a lot of people know about pigeons.
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    Last edited: Oct 19, 2013
  3. Curtiejlee

    Curtiejlee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    King pigeons are great and powerful flyers! You can feel just how powerful they are when you pick em up! I've had my five sence around march, but they haven't bred so I can't answer the nest bowl question, chances are they'd use one.[​IMG]
     

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