In the Brooder
- May 22, 2018
I had two pigeons, hatched April 2018, not sexually mature yet, and they used to live at a different house and were flown, but never taken out for a toss. I moved, and they seemed to have taken to the new loft well, although they were a little shaky on homing when I took them out, the furthest was 4 miles. Sometimes they wouldn't come back at night, even when just loft flying. One disappeared the other night, I assume from an owl, so now I'm left with one bird, who isn't trained very well, as she doesn't come home and trap immediately, and usually goes to the ground to look for food since I mistakenly fed them there earlier on. Would it be possible to get maybe four or so young birds, and train them to home and trap with the existing older one included? Would he adjust and retrain? Or should I keep him separate (and maybe get him a friend) because he could simply screw up the younger birds' training?