Exp. Pigeon People Help Please

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Mom 2em All, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. Mom 2em All

    Mom 2em All Songster

    Apr 20, 2008
    Southeast Michigan
    I was given a young homer who is probably 18-20 weeks old now. I have had him for a couple weeks. He is MEAN! He pecks at my hand, and makes his warbling coo sound while doing it.

    Are they always mean? If I got him a friend will it help? Right now the thought of letting those wings grow out sounds nice- "mean bird...fly fly away..", but I digress..I would purchase a friend for him if it would help.. Or if someone who has a flock of these somewhat near me would be interested in him, I would even do that. I just need to do something because getting pecked by a pigeon every single day is not something I feel like doing.

    I don't know anyone who sells homers, so I don't know where I could get him a mate. What he really needs is a seasoned female who could whup his tail feathers into shape and right on down the 'pecking order' ladder.
  2. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    He may just be acting out cause he dont know you and thats his way of trying to scare you off. Give him time, he should come around to like you and may even become your pet and fly onto your shoulders for a ride. After getting him used to you, you may want to get him a friend for when you cant be with him. Good luck with him.

    P.S.........if you dont live too far away, I have alot of homers, rollers, shakers and some other kind I cant remember their breed name.................
  3. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    Please pm me later tonight or tomorrow. My husband raised and raced pidgeons for years.......travelled the country doing it and is SUPER EXPERIENCED. However, he just stepped into the pool. We will be in later and check for messages.

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