How Many?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Rollerman, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. Rollerman

    Rollerman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many babys have you raised this year? I have already banded about 60-70! I started with 100 bands this yaer and it looks like I will have to get a few more before Dec. Wonder if this makes me a" backyard pigeon mill"!lol. But I only have less than 10 young on hand right now. I always seem to find homes for them.
     
  2. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've raised a little over 100 but breeding season is over. I'm going to have a few late hatches here in a little while but that'll be it until I pair them up again this fall.
     
  3. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow that's alot great you find homes for them.Do you just have rollers?What blood line or family lines are they?I have 9 babies flying from the kit box and 6 more that recently hatched and 2 eggs that should hatch soon out of my 4 pairs of breeders.
     
  4. Rollerman

    Rollerman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rollers are my main breed. I do have a few of other breeds just for fun.
    I have had mine long enough that they are "my" bloodline!lol. I have collected stock from several competion flyers and others from great roller lines that were not competion raised. Doing my own mixing and matching for 40 years I feel they have as much of me as anyone else in them. Unfortunately I don't competion fly so don't have a "big" name to pas on to them. But I will match them to most.And am proud of them all!
     
  5. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Man, I want a kit of rollers sooo badly someday! And to fly some racers. Tell me Becky and Rollerman...are they as awesome as they sound to watch? [​IMG]
     
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  6. hookedonpigeons

    hookedonpigeons Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1/2 of the babies i have hatched this year froze [​IMG]
     
  7. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    I only have 1 pair of rollers, but they have nested 4 times this year. First 2 nests I raided early since the eggs were clear. They have raised 2 and are working on another now.
     
  8. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    st.john's mi
    I think we need pix of lofts and pigeons!Rollerman I would like to see your set up and birds.I am just getting started but I sure to like my rollers they are from Dennis B.who has R.Mee with some Kurmo not sure if I spelled it right a roller man out of NY
     
  9. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Ours are free range. They nest in a wooden spool we converted into nesting area - we cut a hole in the center part and tada!
     
  10. frenchfurn

    frenchfurn Out Of The Brooder

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    I've raised thirty five so far with ten eggs in the nest now. I've got rollers also, and a few fantails. I bought fifty bands this year and when I run out my breeding season is going to be over!
     

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