Doves in the rain behavior?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by farmdude, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. farmdude

    farmdude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had ringneck doves for many years. Recently I built a flight pen connected to their house. It is raining heavy today and I noticed several dove in the flight pen sitting on perches with their peaks/heads pointing to the sky and eyes closed. It was an eerie sight, but cool at the same time. I've never seen any birds to this. It was like they were praying or meditating, but I'm assuming they were getting their faces washed? Has anyone witness this?
     
  2. DuranAndy

    DuranAndy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My doves do this all the time. It will be pouring rain outside, and instead of going into their shelter, they sit there and get drenched. [​IMG]
     
  3. Towman72gmc

    Towman72gmc Chillin' With My Peeps

    it's kinda like a shower. Do you give them bath water?
     
  4. farmdude

    farmdude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I don't give them baths but there is a bird bath in the avairy.
     

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