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Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by PrinceSandwich, Aug 6, 2010.
Can ringneck doves live outside? I live in Canada so it gets pretty cold here in the winter time.
I live in the Central Valley of California and I have doves outdoors. However, when the temps get down to 28 degrees F. I put a heat lamp in their cage. I think you could keep them outdoors in summer, but I would definitely bring them indoors in the winter. Or build a well insulated shed with heat to keep them in winter. Also, keep in mind their water would freeze in winter.
depending on what part of canada you probly can. I live on the new hampshire border, which probably seems near tropical to you... and i keep mine outside all year long, we usually get a week of 25*F below zero. If you had enough of them in a tight enough coop (they're particularly sensitive to drafts. then its doable, a heat lamp would probably be necessary. If you could take them in the house for the winter that might be a better option.
My diamond doves live outside all year,but I poly their whole enclosure.If wild doves can survive,I'm sure ringnecks can.You can have them inside in the summer and then put them outside,they have to climatize.So leave them outside all year long.Give them a place to get out of the elements,like a shed.Most all birds will climatize as long as they are given time to do so.
95yj I to am on the Ma border in Seabrook,N.H.What town are you in?
I'm in Groton, its right on the border of Nashua. I go to the NAS swaps alot so I've probably seen you there.
I'm sure I have seen you there.I have been a member for at least 20 years.I think I may be the last one there selling pheasants.Don't forget,it's the second sun this month on the 12th.
All of mine are outside. Just make sure they have a place to get out of any cold drafts, and the perches need to be wide enough so that they don't have to curl their toes around it. This way, they can sit on their feet to warm them and prevent frostbite.