My frill

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Parkourpeep, Dec 5, 2015.

  1. Parkourpeep

    Parkourpeep In the Brooder

    Oct 20, 2015
    I have one male oriential frill pigeon whose name is a Chip, I've had him for 3 weeks and he finally ate out of my hand today, 1 and 1/2 week earlier his mate escaped and flew away, right now he lives with my 16 chickens who have accepted him, I plan on getting him a mate again, but i have several questions, I planned on getting another breeding pair to go with Chip and his mate, would that be okay? And if the pair were homing pigeons, and I let them out to free fly, would the frill pair follow the homers back,I know frills don't have homing abilities so yeah. Also is it okay to just have all frill pigeons but let them out to free fly? Can I put flight harnesses on my pigeons so they can't fly away? If possible plz answer all or most of these, sorry for all the questions, I'm still relatively new.

  2. nchls school

    nchls school Songster

    Apr 22, 2015

    If you have more than one breed they will cross and produce hybrids.
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  3. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Crowing 5 Years

    Dec 6, 2012
    New Brunswick,Canada
    I found what worked for me best was to fly the birds hungry (12 hours without food) for the first few outings.

    I have heard of wetting the flight feathers with a soapy solution to impede flight. I have never use that personally. Doing this will put them at greater risk to falling to a predator in my opinion.
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2015
  4. Parkourpeep

    Parkourpeep In the Brooder

    Oct 20, 2015
    Thank you for all the suggestions!

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