New Ringneck

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Savannah Hayley, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. Savannah Hayley

    Savannah Hayley Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm getting a new Ringneck dove today and I have to go to work for a couple days and will not be back home til Wednesday.(3 days from now) I have an unused chicken coop outside that I could house the new dove in until I get back but I'm worried about doing that because of two things.
    First, there is a cat that's been hanging around my house and I'm afraid it may be able to get into the coop even though it's pretty cat proof. There are also several dogs that might be able to dig under the walls. The coop has a dirt floor.

    Second, can doves survive 60-55 degree nights? That's the temp. it's going to be the nights I'm gone.

    Any information would be greatly appreciated.:)
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2014
  2. jerryse

    jerryse Overrun With Chickens

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    Ring neck doves can take temps below zero . We now have feral populations in IL. They tend to stay in town . I suspect because of bird feeders .
     
  3. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    Wait till you get back to get the dove. Or get a friend to look after it.

    That cat will probably get the dove if you are away.

    Also if they dove has been used to living indoors. and you put it outside into cold temperatures it will shock it and it could die.
     
  4. Savannah Hayley

    Savannah Hayley Out Of The Brooder

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    I waited. I'm going to get the dove today
     
  5. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    Bet you are excited. Hope to see some photos!!!
     
  6. Savannah Hayley

    Savannah Hayley Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are some pictures of my new dove, October.[​IMG][​IMG]


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  7. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow.. nice doves.. and they are very lucky to have such a beautiful and big coop!
     

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