Pigeon didnt make it home?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by BackyardFarmer4, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. BackyardFarmer4

    BackyardFarmer4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok. I have 3 pigeons that a take about a 1/2 mile - 3/4 mile from there loft for exercise. 2 are homers and 1 is an archangel homer cross. i bring them to the same spot every time. The archangel X usually makes it home before the homers. They've done that distance about 3 times. When I did it last night the 2 homers made it home but the archangel X didn't. it was about a 1/2 before dark. Did she just roost somewhere for the night? Or did she maybe get lost? What are the odds she'll make it back? (i know a hawk didn't get her I've never seen one around the area.) She wasn't home this morning at 7:30am. (we got a dusting of snow last night and this morning could she be waiting out the snow).

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Hokum Coco

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  3. BackyardFarmer4

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    Good news! She made it back!
     
  4. Hokum Coco

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    Happy for you I was wrong. Mine still not has arrived. I have a peregrine falcon in the area and I know he picked off one of my birds for sure.
     
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  5. BackyardFarmer4

    BackyardFarmer4 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've got another problem. I had a homer that was roosting outside the loft. When I went to go grab him he flew into the dark. its now been more than 24 hours and still no sigh of him. It did snow a little less than an inch (all melted now) could the weather have disoriented him? Should I be expecting him back?
     
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  7. BackyardFarmer4

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    I bought him as a 3 year old. He always comes back here so far I haven't had a homer I couldn't break including a 200 mile champion i bought from a loft 100 miles from me. I take him 5 miles from the loft weekly for exercise. I only let them out when they haven't eaten for 10-12 hours. There is a bridge down the road a little ways. Feral pigeons live under it. I know he likes to fly with them when they fly over. Maybe he's under the bridge looking for a mate or maybe he has joined them. But he flew away in the dark so is it possible he hit something that he couldn't see and got hurt. Maybe a cat got him if he did get hurt. (p.s Im glad your bird came back!)
     
  8. Hokum Coco

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    I am not that lucky when it comes to getting a adult homer to stay put. There is on fancier in particular that I purchase birds from squeakers no problem adult homers another story. I mated on adult cock bird with a pure white homer and raise 3 clutches of eggs before I ventured in letting him have his freedom. The female I purchase as a squeaker and she bonded to the loft no problem. As soon as the cock bird got his freedom in the afternoon. he was back to his home loft and there he remains.

    On another note;
    Hope he returns to you back yard buddy the odds sound good especially if he is still alive..,
     
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