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Can I let pigeons loft with my chickens?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by safarichick101, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. safarichick101

    safarichick101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First off.. My coop is SURROUNDED by massive post oaks. So its very shady. I was wondering if I could get a pair of pigeons and let them share the coop with my chickens. Of course I would get them seperate nest box(es) that are chicken proof as well as seperate perches that are too high for chickens.
     
  2. seedcorn

    seedcorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes
     
  3. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep [​IMG]
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    You can do it.

    If you keep your pigeons penned I would say it's OK... but if it were me and the pigeons are allowed to mingle with outside birds, then I would keep them separate.
     
  5. NicInNC

    NicInNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whoa...wait a minute...you can have pigeons AND chickens together?! I really need to get away from BYC. My hubby is going to divorce me if I tell him one more thing that I want to raise.

    Seriously though....I currently have 7 chickens. Their new coop will be 8x10 with a 6 foot ceiling and loft above that. Could I have a couple of pigeons in there too?
     
  6. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, you should be fine [​IMG] As long as there's plenty of perch space. May also be a good idea to put the feed in a few different places when it's chow time, so none of the chickens get greedy and peck at the pigeons try to eat.
     
  7. NicInNC

    NicInNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG. I've got to get some pigeons. Ok....someone direct me to the pigeon 101 link. I need to educate myself!
     
  8. chseeads

    chseeads Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay for another multiple bird syndrome convert! lol

    For the 2 modena pigeons I have, I have this platform up high on the wall of the chicken house for them. A chicken can get to it if they really want to, but they pretty much leave it alone up where it is. You can see the top of it in this pic, but it has the top level, and then a level below it where they can nest. On top, I sit a chick feeder trough with their own feed so they can have it to themselves.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    My husband is going to flip when he finds out I want both chickens & pigeons [​IMG]
     
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  10. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:There's quite a bit of info between here and the pigeon-talk forum (http://www.pigeons.biz/forums). Or you can just ask away and we can help [​IMG]
     

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