pigeon owners suggestions

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by melleo, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. melleo

    melleo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are in the process of starting up pigeon raising and I'd like opinions
    on what you use for feeders and waterers.
    Which do you use and what would you avoid?
    Any suggestions on beginners start up items would be greatly appreciated
    Thanks
    Melia
    We live in Ohio and hey Ohio pigeon owners where do you get your feeds and supplies?
     
  2. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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  3. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wilcome to pigeon raising. i have done it for 50 years. The best waters that I have found are gallon mike juks. Cut a hole in the side and the birds will use it. I put them in a wooden frame so the birds can't bathn in them.
    For feeders I use chick feeders the smal trough type with the cover off. For feed I use whole corn andany kind of poultry prllrt i can find.
    PM me if you want more info.
     
  4. melleo

    melleo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are getting white homers
    The plan is down the road to start a
    release business
    But right now I'm concentrating on the raising and training of them
    We are expecting squeakers in about a month
    I have been looking at the different online pigeon suppliers and it looks like Foys have the biggest selection of training baskets and other supplies.

    I wondered if the chicken feeders or waterers would work
    I have been reading the suggestions for water jugs
    Go for the recyle and reuse plan lol

    Has anyone gone to the shows at the Sandusky fairgrounds?

    Melia
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I use the pop bottle waterers for mine. And they have their feed in a bowl right now, till I can get another rabbit feeder, then they will use that. But I only have 2 [​IMG]
     
  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:Was at the freemont show, last month. Foy was also there selling supplies.
     
  7. melleo

    melleo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got an email from Jim Feasel (fremont pigeon club)
    He said that Foys are at their shows in Jan and Sept but not at the swap in April.
    He gave me an Ohio supplier Twincity poultry supplies.

    I've not heard of them but I will be checking them out.
    Melia
     
  8. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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  9. melleo

    melleo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Deerman
    Are your white homers young birds?
    It would be nice to be able to add some new lines in with what I will be getting

    Thanks
    Melia
     
  10. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:These are breeders, will have young birds later. Note not all white homers are good at finding their way home. Mine will be from racing stock.
     

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