how long do I keep them before letting them out?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by KWAK, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
    I might be getting some more pigeons, how long do I keep them penned up before letting them out?
     
  2. old*cowboy

    old*cowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you mean letting them out with the other pigeons, letting them out to fly. Need more information.
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    what type of pigeons and how old
     
  4. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
    horseman pouters or rollers. not sure of age. or if I am even getting them.
    I mean letting them out to fly:)
     
  5. liv4fun

    liv4fun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pictures?
     
  6. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
    Quote:I dont have them yet but if/when i get them I Will post pics:)
     
  7. rittert3

    rittert3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Ks (Manhattan area)
    Not sure I would fly pouters but for rollers 30days, a month, 4 weeks... some where in that range, whatever you want to count.
     
  8. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
    why not pouters?
    Not sure I would fly pouters​
     
  9. old*cowboy

    old*cowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you in a populated area, lots of cats, cars etc. Pouters fly ok if you do not have lots of things that will get them when they are out. They are pretty cool to see walking around on the yard, but do not fly fast or do not have lots of sence so would be easy for preditors to get.
    Rollers would depend on age etc. Make sure you get them accoustomed to their new loft and surrondings first.
     
  10. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
    old*cowboy :

    Are you in a populated area, lots of cats, cars etc. Pouters fly ok if you do not have lots of things that will get them when they are out. They are pretty cool to see walking around on the yard, but do not fly fast or do not have lots of sence so would be easy for preditors to get.
    Rollers would depend on age etc. Make sure you get them accoustomed to their new loft and surrondings first.

    I live in the country:) no cats around. My dogs are fine with any birds around here.​
     

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