How do you house pigeons?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by CCourson05, May 11, 2011.

  1. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    I was curious, because I am thinking about getting a couple...

    How do you house them?
     
  2. Lofty Dreams

    Lofty Dreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed are you thinking about getting?
    2 nests per pair each pair
    A Bird needs 1.5 sq feet [ rollers] but the more the better
    I feed mine seed and Scratch grains, they also need grit and calcium
     
  3. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    Some I kept in a large loft and others I kept in cages. It just depends on the breed.
     
  4. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    I would like Rock Pigeons... so... [​IMG]
     
  5. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You want ferals? That's surprising - not many people want them. I would suggest adopting them as there are a lot of rescues that need homes. How many do you want? Do you want to breed them? Fly them?
     
  6. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    I'd like to fly them... Not so much breeding... Yeah, I've read they aren't the best of pets, but still... As for adopting, here in MS I have no way of knowing what needs adopting... If anyone knows of a place in the Memphis, TN area, I could pick them up... But, how do you house them?
     
  7. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    They live in my coop, and eat chicken feed. If you get chicks, racing type, they won't leave.
     
  8. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    So, I have been looking... If I were to keep two pigeons... some breed of homers... whether rocks or something else, how large of a loft would I need?
     
  9. frenchfurn

    frenchfurn Out Of The Brooder

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    As a general rule, figure 4 square ft per pair. A rabbit hutch works well. You will need a flight pen of some kind as well. The only problem you'll have is if you decide to have young you'll be out of room real quick!
     

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