Naming

NewHopePoultry

Crowing
12 Years
Apr 9, 2007
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Troy,Missouri
Do you name your pigeons?
If so, all or only some?
Or do you just use their band #s.

I dont have alot of pigeons, so I name all of mine.
 
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Night_Wolf_Lofts

In the Brooder
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Jun 13, 2011
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I have named a few that were really precious to me....other than that..I go by band numbers, when you raise a lot of them..it gets too hectic to try and name them all and easier to track them by band number. At one time I had over 700 birds...and that was just pigeons, not to mention the other birds we raised at the time and other stock we had that wasn't of the avian variety. LOL

But occaisinally I do find a name in one of them. ALthough I try not to get too attached to them because those are usually the ones that the hawks eat first.


Justin
Aquatic Wilds
Night Wolf Lofts
 

NewHopePoultry

Crowing
12 Years
Apr 9, 2007
5,049
40
294
Troy,Missouri
Oh wow, thats alot of pigeons!

Ive already decided that Im only going to name my breeders, otherwise like you said, the named/attached pigeons are the first ones the hawks get.
 

KWAK

Songster
10 Years
Feb 2, 2009
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171
Michigan
I only have 4 homers... (That I know of, they had eggs 20 days a go but I cant get back to where they nested) They are named one, two, three, and four.
 

sourland

Broody Magician
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10 Years
May 3, 2009
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Generally I go by band number, but some have earned names: Mr Bluebar, Big Red, The Cellar Pigeon, Kamikaze. All Birmingham rollers and all exceptional performers. There was a story to each of them.
 

KWAK

Songster
10 Years
Feb 2, 2009
1,002
2
171
Michigan
Quote:Well they are in an old shed that we had built 2 brooders in and I havent used it for a while so I just took the door off of one brooder and the top off of th other, They built their nest inside of the one with just the door gone, I had stuck a camera in the first time to see why the wouldnt come out and could *barely* see 2 egs next to the female (the door is to small for me to fit in and she laid them in a place I cant see very well hhaha) I should have had my dad cut the door larger when I turned it into a loft. Strange right?
 
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