Pigeon People- Post Here- Need some suggestions

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by LinckHillPoultry, May 24, 2008.

  1. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Sheesh. Thanks guys lol. With all the posts on pigeons and everything I have been looking into getting some. Not positive yet though... I need to get some money rounded up.
    I was looking at the fancy ones, such as fantails...etc.

    Where did all of you guys get your pigeons at? Do people sell pigeon hatching eggs? I've never seen any. Are they hard to hatch?

    For all the people with fancy pigeons can you please tell me where you know of that you can get them? Like websites.

    Please post some pictures also because I want to see the varieties available. [​IMG]

    Thank you!
     
  2. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    Don't tell me you don't know were to get pigeons. lol There are breeders everywere! look in your phone book or YellowPages.com and I'm sure you'll find a breeder near you. You can also search websites about pigeons and look for some that are for sale. Finding pigeons to buy is just as easy as finding chickens to buy.

    Pigeons are real Birds. in other words, they nest like every other bird. When pigeons lay an egg, the pair will set. If the pair doesn't want to set, they wouln't lay an egg. Pigeon's eggs are not for hatching. Pigeon raisers let the pigeons do the hatching because baby pigeons need to be fed "bird milk" by thier parents.

    This is a really neat pigeon forum that you can search for help:
    http://www.pigeons.biz/forums/index.php


    Try not to get too adicted,
    Chicken_Boy
     
  3. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Thanks chickenboy. Sadly there are no people around me selling pigeons, says the yellowbook.


    Could you guys tell me some things I'd need to know and need to get for them?

    I read about lofts... but I was wondering if I would need to build a huge loft if I got just a pair. Could I convert a big rabbit hutch into one? Or would something like the starplate connectors work if I built kind of a gazebo looking pen like pictured on this page: http://strombergschickens.com/products/aviary_supply.php

    Thanks
    a lot guys!
     
  4. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    I know...same problem.... I can find no one near me involved with pigeons. I really doubt that I will ever find anyone selling fancy varieties [​IMG] And my DH even said I CAN get some!!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    I like the Capuchine variety... but if I can't find any breeders then I would settle for the mottled fantail variety stromberg sells.
     
  6. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    I've seen a pet store with Pigeons it is in Butler PA that I've seen them and some times they are nesting there too. I've seen eggs and babies under the mothers. [​IMG]
     
  7. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    Where in PA are you located? I am always getting fancy pigeons through auction or friends. There is an auction right in Hackettstown NJ every Tuesday. If you are close to me, I can keep an eye out for what you are looking for! I usually pay about $5 per bird.
     
  8. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Sorry if I really havent gotten to posting here for awhile until now.

    Thanks Chickerdoodle, I am in the Tioga County area... I don't know how close that would be to you.
     

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