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Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Peep-Chicken, Jan 13, 2014.
Is there diseases they can transfer?
If you mean ring neck / peach doves. then NO WAY keep them together. The chickens will kill and eat the doves.
If you mean regular white pigeons then they are OK with bantams, as they are big and can take care of themselves.
However, don't let the pigeons breed in the same coop as the chickens. Chickens will eat the newly hatched pigeon squabs.
I have kept doves and pigeons with pheasants, chickens, ducks, geese, guinea fowl, turkeys, and quails.
from my experience doves and pigeons do well with pheasants, chickens, and quails
they don't do well with geese, guinea fowl, turkeys,
and ducks are in between ( this is only from my experience )
Many years ago I raised lots of doves and silkie bantams in the same pen. The doves only came down to eat and drink, and if you give them food and water on a platform, they will almost never be on the ground. Silkies are extremely placid birds, so your experience may be different, but it can work.