Ever been slapped by a dove???

chooketychook

Chirping
6 Years
Jun 17, 2013
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birmingham UK
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!
 

sourland

Broody Magician
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12 Years
May 3, 2009
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Oh yeah - stings a bit, right.
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It's not at all uncommon for them to wing slap you to keep you away from their nest site.
 

chooketychook

Chirping
6 Years
Jun 17, 2013
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birmingham UK
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.
 

Hokum Coco

Crowing
8 Years
Dec 6, 2012
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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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chooketychook

Chirping
6 Years
Jun 17, 2013
182
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birmingham UK
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
 

aarontheman

Chirping
7 Years
Sep 18, 2012
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Ireland dublin
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
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Curtiejlee

Chirping
6 Years
May 17, 2013
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Eastern Washington
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!
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