Everyone Post Your Pigeon Pics!!!!!

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by muscovy94, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. The Farm

    The Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool, glad to see more people interested in PIGEONS!!!

    Yes pigeons only breed in pairs
    And yes pigeons breed year round. And I don't know about separating them. (I leave them together all the time.
    And yes the aviary sounds great. But they need to fly quite abit.
    Both breeds are easy to breed an raise.
    You can google, youtube, what ever else you can think of. And you can find tons of info.

    Good Luck!!!
    And hopes this helps.
     
  2. Lylfyly

    Lylfyly Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree with The Farm. I raise American and Mini Indian Fantails. If you want to keep them together and do not want the babies, Just pull the eggs. They lay every 18 days or so. I use wooden fake eggs and put them in as a replacement for the real ones.

    There are Fantail clubs online and I am sure that there is the same for the Rollers. Good luck to you and have fun with them.
     
  3. elsfieldchickens

    elsfieldchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    two of mine speed and trevor they both cant fly and live happily in their special home
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    Dove squabs getting bigger .does anyone know why one has brown feather coming when both parents are pure white?
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    new fantail doves
     
  4. chicken farmer2

    chicken farmer2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    can i just tale their eggs like i do with chickens
    and can they be raise healthy around chikcens like i know quail can like swell up and die if you raise around chickens is it the same with pigeons
     
  5. Lylfyly

    Lylfyly Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine are raised around chickens. As a matter of fact one of my hens lead her chicks to the pigeon pen for leftovers. The fantails I have DO fly. They have no problem flying.

    You can just take the eggs from the nest, however they will lay pretty quickly once they are gone.

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  6. kresge

    kresge Just Hatched

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    Pigeons mate for life, so supposedly you can keep different breeds together but, from experience, I can tell you there is no guarantee as I had a pair of nuns and jacobins split and mate with one another. I had to sell the nuns to stop the interbreeding. Overall pigeons are easy keepers and I love their cooing, but hand raising abandoned babies is difficult though not impossible as I have one sitting on my shoulder as I type!:) As for the coop...pigeons love sun and water baths so keep that in mind when building. They also need protection so nest boxes and a covered area to escape sun and rain are also necessary. Some may disagree, but I'm not favor of the cage being on the ground unless you plan to put down wire or bury it at least two feet around the perimeter to keep out predators that might dig under. Also be sure to use very small strong wire, otherwise a hawk or coon will pull them through piece by piece, or you will awake to a "fat" snake in your aviary! As for breeding there is no need to separate.....if you don't want babies then simply remove the two eggs once laid.
     
  7. rickerra

    rickerra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are a few of my Domestic Pheasant Pigeons... plain headed and spangled.

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    Cheers!
     
  8. The Farm

    The Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG they are so pretty!
     
  9. The Farm

    The Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some new pics
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    [​IMG]Left to right hen cock. PS I saw back a few pages that I put the wrong pic of these two adults.

    Here is my new hen.
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  10. elsfieldchickens

    elsfieldchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my flightless pair of doves have been nest building
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    my exhibition fantail pair
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    the dove squabs growing
     

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