My First Pair Of Pigeons!!!!

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by 4HillsSumatras, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. 4HillsSumatras

    4HillsSumatras Chillin' With My Peeps

    I got my first pair of pigeons today![​IMG] They are red mottled spainish pouters. Darren yang brought them for me.I wil post pics tomorrow after church.
     
  2. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Spanish pouters look like fun birds. A guy had some Horseman pouters and picas (spanish pouters) at the chicken show today.
     
  3. abluechipstock

    abluechipstock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can't wait to see pics! [​IMG]
     
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    I love pigeons! I love the cooing noises they make.
     
  5. 4HillsSumatras

    4HillsSumatras Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Here are the pics of my new Picas!!

    One of my hens.
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    Extra hen he gave me!
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    Cock bird.
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    Better pic of my hen on the nest.
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    Breeding pair together.
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    Looking forward to hatching some birds soon.

    Does anyone know if I need to keep feed in the coop with them all the time like the chickens or feed them once a day for a short time?
     
  6. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    Congrats!
    I fed mine once a day and after 15 mins, I would take away any food left.
     
  7. larrylofts

    larrylofts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Experience With Pouters Croppers Feed In Front Of Them All The Time . Reason Being One Will Always Gorge Themself And Then You Have Begining Of Scour Crop . Water At All Times And Really Important During Hot Weather . I Fed Mine Pellets If And When I Got Sour Crop Was Much Easier To Empty There Crop Had Norwich That Are Really Bad Of Over Eating And Drinking To Much . One Other Thing Theifing Pouters Are Very Aggresive With Other Birds So Indivuals Breeding Pens Are A Good Idea No Extra Birds Should Be Housed With Breeding Birds.
     
  8. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Quote:Pretty! [​IMG] Your Nest is so clean ! I love it [​IMG]
     
  9. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feed them twice a day, as much as they want for 10-20 minutes. That will prevent them from getting too hungry and gorging themselves. And it'll also prevent them from getting too fat and lazy. If you feed them 24/7, then you won't be able to call them in once you let them out to fly.
     
  10. Lofty Dreams

    Lofty Dreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are you going to train them to follow the hens arond like in competitions
     

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