free range doves

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by chickengoose14, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. chickengoose14

    chickengoose14 Out Of The Brooder

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    could doves be free range
     
  2. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    What kind of doves are you talking about?

    Normal white doves (white domestic pigeons) can 'free range' fine after you train them. Also most fancy breeds of pigeons like fantails can be allowed to fly freely, provided they have a safe coop to nest and roost in.

    I only let mine out when I am there at home. I love watching them flying in a group around my house and also bathing in my pond. I keep them locked up in the aviary and coop when I am not at home to protect them form hawks.

    Here is a pic of my king pigeon pair that love to stretch their wings around the garden.
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  3. Ntsees

    Ntsees Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have any techniques to keep hawks from attacking your free-roaming birds when you're at home? I'm just curious because I was at my home when a hawk lunged at one of my free-roaming birds about 10 feet away from me. Close call and good thing the hawk didn't get one of my birds. I ran towards that sucker and made sure it thinks twice the next time it tries to take any of my birds.
     
  4. bluenkimchi

    bluenkimchi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes you most certainly can with ring neck doves but not any of the wild/exotic type.
     
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  5. chickengoose14

    chickengoose14 Out Of The Brooder

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    i dont have eny techniques for keeping hawks away because i dont really have eny problems with hawks
    sorry i couldnt help
     
  6. laughingdog

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. wildriverswolf90

    wildriverswolf90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you train them to free range?
     

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