Doing 4h project on pigeons....

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by toejam, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. toejam

    toejam Never enough birds

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    ok, I decided to do my 4h project so I can teach my group and me(im new to pigeons).

    So, what should I put in it?

    I am going to find a chart with the breeds on it. I feed my chicken food, so is that ok to say. What else do you feed them? What are the demsions for a good cage? Basic questions like that.
    Thanks, Justin
     
  2. flatheadfisher

    flatheadfisher Out Of The Brooder

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    What kind of pigeons are you thinking about and how many?
     
  3. toejam

    toejam Never enough birds

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    Well, right now I have 1 white modena.
     
  4. BoiseBubba

    BoiseBubba Serama Psycho

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    There are so many breeds that it is nearly impossible to list them all. Also, there is a slim chance of find a poster, or anything that lists the breeds, for that matter.

    However, you can focus on some of the more common breeds. You will also want to focus on pigeons in general. Such as their care, how to breed them, and how to properly hold and show them.
     
  5. toejam

    toejam Never enough birds

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    Yea, I figured that out fast. My demo was yesterday and I thought it went well. I brought my modena and everyone thought it was cool. I did talk about care and eating habits.
     
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  6. mrsbrcant

    mrsbrcant Out Of The Brooder

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    So how has your 4H pigeon project gone this year? I am a 4H poultry leader in California and I am thinking of starting a pigeon project. Have you found any good resources?
     
  7. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. franciscreek

    franciscreek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The NPA has a pigeon kit for youth groups. It is not great but it does have some good information in it. I found the best route was to use the ABA/APA youth project info as a guide and convert it to pigeons. Toejam, I have a couple extras if you would like one. Kim Bartz is the 4-H director for the NPA. Any regional director should be able to help you. The clifornia director is in so cal and is very helpful.
     
  9. birdboy508

    birdboy508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would feed then corn and bread.
     

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