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Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by OSUman, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

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    Hi I was offered some Doves and im not sure what i need to properly take care of them and what kind of coop/ loft/ aviary they would need any information would help.

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  2. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what sort of doves?
     
  3. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

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    It would be a pair of white doves. thats all i know
     
  4. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I was also offered a pair of white doves, the lady was getting rid of them bacause of health problems and she wanted to give them to me! I really want them, but I don't have ANY idea what to keep them in or what they eat or anything! I need a simple coop idea that can easily be built in a day! Any ideas?
     
  5. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's something that could be put together pretty quickly if you only have a pair.
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    It's just an outdoor rabbit hutch [​IMG] You could make it however long you want, and break it up into smaller sections if you plan on breeding the pair. I don't really like those doors, because nervous birds could fly out more easily. We just haven't gotten around to changing them [​IMG]

    For a larger number of doves, a loft might be a little more ideal than a bunch of cages everywhere. It's basically the same thing as a chicken coop, except preferably with an aviary.
     
  6. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    This is a Rabbit/Chicken hutch, could I put the doves in there at night and then put them in my chicken coop and let them fly around in there?
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  7. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    You could try keeping them with the chickens. My friend has a rescue White Dove and he gets along fine with his chickens.
     
  8. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Well that's not my chicken pen! My chicken pen is HUGE! It has a roof and everything, but I think they might could get out of the wire! The wire is not chicken wire! It's hog panels and some other wire! I have 86 chickens in there. I would just put the doves in there to let them get some exercise! Then out them in the Chicken/rabbit hutch at night!
     
  9. crittergal

    crittergal Out Of The Brooder

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    I raised collared doves, and I kept them in bird cages. I only had one pair, they had the biggest cage, and the babies once they were weaned I put them in separate cages.
     

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