Ever been slapped by a dove???

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by chooketychook, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. chooketychook

    chooketychook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone elses doves ever slapped them? Like a real "katush" sound slap? I couldnt believe it,had me and my hubby in fits lol,at first I thought maybe it was trying to fly! Then after 3 slaps I realised No this dove really is giving me a slap!!
    Why is this?? Only the boy one does it!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Oh yeah - stings a bit, right.[​IMG] It's not at all uncommon for them to wing slap you to keep you away from their nest site.
     
  3. chooketychook

    chooketychook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah it does sting abit lol! I couldnt stop laughing,I never in a million years thought that id get slapped by a dove of all animals lol,and is it a territorial thing?he did it when I when to give him and his lady a stroke in there hutch.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Territorial for sure. They may be getting ready to start a round of eggs.
     
  5. chooketychook

    chooketychook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wahaaaay that sounds good =] at this time of year though?
     
  6. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    Ever have a hen grab you by the inside of the nose???
    It only lasted like one maybe two seconds.
    It seemed like much longer.
    I am not going to admit to crying.


    However it did bring the water to my eyes!!
     
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  7. aarontheman

    aarontheman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i was bending my knees to the ground to pick up a scraper i looked up and the hen slapped me with two wings and it was my strongest pigeon it hurt :D
     
  8. chooketychook

    chooketychook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looooooooooool im so sorry, its all coming out now! we are all being physically abused by our own pets!!! Well you learn something new everyday,and today I learned doves are not that beautiful symbol of peace everyone associates them with,I never thought id say this but my dove is evil =O
     
  9. aarontheman

    aarontheman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine were pigeons actually :D
    i have 12 of them know
    feed them every day after school clean them out 2 twice a week every morning before school give them fresh water and let them out every morning but they havent been in the loft for about three days i dont know why[​IMG]
     
  10. Curtiejlee

    Curtiejlee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a half hand raised male, named goose, that slaps and bites! Definatly territorial!and yea hokum, I have been bitten on the schnaze, probably not the best felling and most defiantly eye watering experience![​IMG]
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