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Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Parkourpeep, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. Parkourpeep

    Parkourpeep Out Of The Brooder

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    I got to old fashioned oriential frill pigeons, they are perfectly healthy yet they don't eat or drink, they've been here a couple of days, I know I'm probably just paranoid, but we also have 16 chickens, and when the pigeons fly down, the chickens all follow but never try to attack, should I be concerned?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I would move the pigeons to their own pen where they can live/eat undisturbed. I would be concerned as not eating stresses them and may result in a disease break .
     
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  3. Parkourpeep

    Parkourpeep Out Of The Brooder

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    We have put in a waterer and a feeding area away from the chickens, will this help?
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I hope so.
     
  5. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    Problems will eventually arrive when your pigeons have squabs or become weak or sick. Your chickens will cannibalize your pigeons. For now in a perfect world where you frill backs are healthy all is fine. Pigeons and chickens are a bad combination is my experience.
     
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  6. laughingdog

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eventually a chicken will wait and ambush a pigeon.. Extremely easy when they mingle for loss of eyes toes blood feathers and broken wings legs keels pelvices, and also diseases effecting pigeons that can be carried even seemingly by healthy chickens. Cheap etc space saving not good here. At least hang large (at very least 30" 36"
    16" cheap) rabbit cage and house there with chick feeder and waterer, eventually after pigeons settle in cage out of pigeons reach, then let pigeons mingle n free fly by just leaving door open. P.S. heard of young roos killing pigeons trying to mate them.

    Good luck n congrats on new great pigeons!
     
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  7. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    I have my pigeons in with my chickens no problem.

    But my chickens are bantam breeds.

    The chickens will eat the pigeon squabs when they hatch... so I don't allow my pigeon to breed in the coop. I put selected pairs into cages for breeding.. then put them back.. with their fledges young.. back into the coop.

    They have a lot of space.. and lost of roosts. so no need for them to fight over them.

    They also have food all the time.. so no need to rush to the feeder and squabble either.
     
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  8. TerryQui

    TerryQui Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two five year old RR mixes and pigeons live with them completely peaceful. The only thing I do is feed the pigeons from a bunny coop so that the chickens cannot get their food. Everyone is enclosed in a 50 x 13 aviary where the birds can fly easily but no hawks can get them.
     
  9. laughingdog

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well some pigeons apparently are upset by some chickens, no bother of whos do or don't how, as can and has happened.
     
  10. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    ?????


    'no bother of whos do or don't how' ?!?!?!?

    What language is this? What does it mean?
     

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