housing question about my pigeons and doves

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by dragonshiner, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. dragonshiner

    dragonshiner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    Okay, I have afew different breeds of pigeons that were given to us by my Uncle-in-law last spring. At first I wasn't really thrilled about it but we couldn't very well turn away a gift from Uncle. Over time I grew fond of the pigeons and the doves and we picked up a few more. We now have ten pigeons and eight doves. Right now we have all of them in our pheasant enclosure where we have twenty foot ceilings so they can fly up in to the rafters or nesting boxes.

    Now my uncle put an idea in my head about some pigeons he used to have. HE thought we could build them their own enclosure on the second floor of our lean too, and leave an opening for them to fly in and out of. I don't know if that's something we can do with our particular breeds of pigeons. I have 2 Arcangels, 2 Barbs, 2 Squabs, 1 homer, and three giant runts.
    With the exception of the Giant Squabs is this plausible? Does anyone else do this? Could I do this with my doves as well? They're all ringnecks.
  2. engleky

    engleky New Egg

    Jan 4, 2009
    Hi. Just wanted to say that you can't let the doves fly like that they won't make it. they other bird can but would be easy prey and the homer would go back home if he is any good. I had pigeons for 20 plus years and a web site www.angelfire.com/ky3/englelofts/ right now the breeds that I have right now are racing homers,american show racers,doves,indainfantails,rollers you can email me any time with ? Todd
  3. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 19, 2009
    new zealand
    I found archangels and barbs to be good flyers...

    Ringneck doves believe it or not are quite teritorial, we let half a dozen out and they hang around for food.. but their nesting places are a few hundred mtrs apart...
  4. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2008
    Zeeland Michigan
    I have raised pigeons for 50 years. Most of the time I have flying breeds. The flying is the best part of them. I am trying flying pouters this year.
  5. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 19, 2009
    new zealand
    you won't be disapointed... [​IMG]

    try one of the thief pouter...

    I myself flew norwich, voorburg and valencian thief pouter...

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