I have just fallen in love with a pair of white king pigeons I saw for sale in a pet shop. I never seen this kind of pigeon before and am amazed how big they are! I used to keep white fantail doves years ago. The main question is 'can king pigeons fly'? I guess they can not fly around high in the air like homing pigeons - but would they be able to fly up to my house roof or over my garden wall? I would like them to be able to fly a little in case a dog or cat comes into the garden. Can they live in my bantam chickens outside run if I give them a small house to sleep in? Can they eat the same food and my chickens? (layers pellets and scratch). Are they a friendly breed? Thanks for any info.