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Caught a dove

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Courtney R, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. Courtney R

    Courtney R Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last week i caught a dove, cuz i leave the door open for my chickens to go in and out. Three doves always come and eat chicken feed and 1 of them is more comfortable around people. It flew into the chicken coop and i was going bak inside and it started flying around[​IMG] and my rooster was trying to attack it from the outside. i went in and was trying to get something to hold the door and it flew next to me then i grabbed it.[​IMG] My mom said that i had to let it go cuz they mate for life. But it still comes around.
     
  2. fuzzybutt love

    fuzzybutt love Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He sounds like a sweetie
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    I've always loved doves, but it's illegal to keep them. (the wild ones) They are so beautiful and friendly though!
     
  3. Courtney R

    Courtney R Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ikr. the color of its eyes was so pretty, i wanted to keep it, i saw him/her today
     
  4. fuzzybutt love

    fuzzybutt love Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like you have a friend, perhaps if you put a chair out there and some dove seed, he will come closer.......

    Should probably be cautious about letting them with the chickens, though since they can track in lice and whatnot. I think our doves here in MI have made the migration, maybe your little dove is really hungry!
     
  5. Courtney R

    Courtney R Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah i hav chicken feed out, and i ran down stairs-not knoing he was there- and he just flew a couple feet onto the bike, they come here in Florida wen it starts getting cold
     
  6. Courtney R

    Courtney R Chillin' With My Peeps

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    also, i try to keep him away from the chickens cuz my rooster dog and cats try to get the doves, i just dont want him hurt
     
  7. fuzzybutt love

    fuzzybutt love Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are you sure it's a wild one?
     
  8. Courtney R

    Courtney R Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah im pretty sure, wen i caught him i wanted to put a zip tie on his leg to remember but it mite get him stuck in something, but he is the only one that will come down
     
  9. kestrel123

    kestrel123 New Egg

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    It would be better to buy a pair of big pigeons( eg. kings). They can live among chikens, what more - in manner like chickens!They are cheap and easy to breed.Andrew - Poland PS.If You want You can look at my kings www.kestrel.sunphoto.ro
     
  10. Courtney R

    Courtney R Chillin' With My Peeps

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    of course, but my rooster wood try to attack it[​IMG]
     

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