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how can i breed pigeons

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by aarontheman, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. aarontheman

    aarontheman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok i have 10 pigeons 6 thumblers and 4 homers i would like to breed some of theese and i have a pair that bred 3 times but they havent bred in about 2 months and the male is 3 years old and healthy the female is about 1 year old and the rest are about 7-9 months old
    thanks ~aaron
     
  2. aarontheman

    aarontheman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz plzzzzzzzzzzzz relpy thank you need answers
     
  3. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    do a search on pigeon breeding, it'll give you a start in the right direction at least.
    i'm not sure i understand your question...are you asking an in general how to or are you asking why they arent breeding when they had before..?
    in any case, i'm too new to pigeons myself to feel confident of any answers i could offer you.
     
  4. Rebel Soldier

    Rebel Soldier Out Of The Brooder

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    I dont know for sure, but I bet you would have to hold them really tight!lol! Maqybe someone from Alabama could tell you.........
     
  5. aarontheman

    aarontheman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes i would like to know why they bred and now they dont?
     
  6. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    i dont know specifically about pigeons but birds in general will stop breeding/ laying eggs for a # of reasons such as health issues, moulting season, housing change , new birds added to group , territorial bickering ,any type of stress such as predators lurking (ex. a cat in the area that's stalking or snake in coop etc)
    hope this is helpful to you.
     
  7. aarontheman

    aarontheman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks and they are moulting and there is a cat near always how can i stop it form going near the loft i even have 2 dogs but still it strolls in
     
  8. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    does the cat mess with them ? do the dogs bark ,lunge, leap at them or otherwise threaten them?
    if not i would say they re taking a break in breeding while they moult and while the day light hours are shorter and temperatures are cooler.
    They may not do any more breeding until spring ,that would be my guess
     
  9. aarontheman

    aarontheman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thanks the dogs did bark wen they were breeding and the cat stays on the wall and acctualy it was winter when they had there first eggs thoose that mean they might have more around winter
     
  10. morganpaige

    morganpaige New Egg

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    How do I know if my male and female pigeon like each other they have been paired up for a week but haven't been doing anything...
     

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