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Indian fantails and American fantails what's the difference(also need info on caring for pigeons)

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by ducky 13, Sep 16, 2015.

  1. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    I find if you release the bird as you described you have a better chance of it returning. Also if you take feed away from your bird for 12 hours before you release it also gives you extra leverage for a safe return to the loft.
     
  2. ducky 13

    ducky 13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh Ok, I'll wait a week though so they can get use to their home first
     
  3. laughingdog

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I own flying flights and they're great flying birds out pacing and manuvering easily all but peragrines and those barely. yes plain or "capped" as called in the breed specially for some reason, n pearl white eyes,talon like claws n slim pointed sharp red clear cere/beak with white tip,and five flight feathers. show types of breed domestic flight or other forget name-more "cobbly" (compact and squatted), and have ten flight feathers on each side. simplist way to describe them to simplest breeds are: eat n everything else like roller even good cock birds clap and flip when take off occasionally. they were bred from tumblers, show birds and racing homers, so perfect mix in somes eyes and great choice owning! NYC mostly outta brooklyn new york city, florida n Arizona maybe California nowadays. they are extremely adaptable and take tight fit close large groups good, doing best n showing of awsomely in large swarms of dozen to hundred, like aireal school of fish in manuvering tightly. truly something to look up! It group of dozen or more they can and have seen them swarm and chase hawks, something pigeons seen personally done only otherwise in my Flying Oriental Rollers (one up for showy flier that can evade easily and perfom great in hawk territories as having multiple raptor/B.O.P. nests in back yard and area, and never lost either to, though some of both to tornadoes..
     
  4. ducky 13

    ducky 13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Awesome... my neighbor has a gun, he practices shooting targets so when they get home I'll have to talk to them about the pigeons before letting them out. Also the guy I got them from said, that the pigeons may just get lost if I let them out. And I'm kinda afraid that they might get hit by a car or something
     
  5. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    One thing a lot of pigeon fancier have learned the hard way I am just about sure. Never release a bird that you are not prepared to loose. Try to protect your best breeders as much as possible. Squabs and yearlings are more expendable you will learn as time goes on.
     
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  6. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    Another good policy before releasing any bird is let them view their surroundings from a wire cage or aviary for a week or so. I also let my new birds train to go through a trapping system back into their loft before they are released. There are a lot of trapping systems out there run a search to view some to see what may be the best for your needs.

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  7. ducky 13

    ducky 13 Chillin' With My Peeps




    I just got a giant dog crate that I call my 'flight pen' until I get mine completely built. So that should help, I'm keeping them inside because the door on my shed is so big I'm afraid that when I open it they'll fly out and I'll never see them again. Right now I have them in the crate with a pan of water and a few roosts(sticks). They seem to like, well the male does the female doesn't seem too care much. They still aren't very tame, I mean you can go near them but it's not like they'll perch on your hand by choice. So I try to handle them daily. I reach in and pet them, the male seems a lot more tame than the female. The male will just sit there while I pet him while the female backs up to the end of the cage trying to get away.
     
  8. Hokum Coco

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    Hand feed your pigeons shelled peanuts as a treat only. In time you will have them flying to you on command. Works for me (with a good deal of patience).
     
  9. ducky 13

    ducky 13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm not the most patient person, but I do try. My pigeons won't eat from my hands yet but I'm hoping it'll happen soon
     
  10. laughingdog

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Er.. i babbled on n forgot to tell how most don't release select breeder pairs, and fly young from them. Keep in three to six pairs and breed fliers from them. train them to come home/to you every evening by feeding only one cup per evening per pair, as say sing whistle hum something or make certain noise or sound as do.. otherwise cut that ration in half after week to month of doing n no results from them. they'll associate the sound n you with feeding, then real training as their friend can happen. when releasing young or newly aquired birds, settle them by setting in all wire cage where they can see hear smell etc all around area. pigeons proven to use sonar and or echo location, something I've always theorized especially since best bred homers ceres seem significantly larger than average..
    once they've had training and settling, with hold feed before releasing to fly for first time for one day. then a bob trap can easily be made with a coat hanger. you could easily cover most of shed door opening with netting or those magnetic screen doors.
     

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