Pigeon Talk

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by WVduckchick, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    Well, I finally broke down and got some pigeons! Yeah! :clap

    I've been breeding chickens and ducks for a few years now (also previously had turkey and quail) and I have 3 budgies indoors, but I decided I wanted some pigeons. So I found a fella close to me that had some fantails, which were the first pigeon to ever catch my eye and make me say "I want some of those!". Turned out that he also had a pair of Satinettes, and once I looked those up, I was hooked! So I met up with him last weekend. I got the pair of Satinettes, and he also had some parlor rollers. After looking at the fantails, I decided I liked the parlor rollers better, so I came home with the pair of Satinettes and a pair of parlor rollers.

    Being not so new to the chicken world, but brand new to the pigeon world, I'd like to invite you to share your experiences with me. Major differences in raising pigeons as opposed to chickens, etc, etc. Especially pigeon specific stuff that non-pigeon people probably never thought of, etc. I've been reading many of the pigeon related threads here, but hate to hijack them with a bunch of my questions, so here we go..... tell me, tell me. :pop

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    I'm also twisting the arm (*wink, wink*) of @Fields Mountain Farm and @shawluvsbirds to get some pigeons too, so we decided we could hopefully learn this stuff together.
     
  2. Fields Mountain Farm

    Fields Mountain Farm Enabler

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    Great thread start WV.. man I just love those pigeons of yers! :love:love
     
  3. Chickencountryuk

    Chickencountryuk Free Flying

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    Wahay! Another convert! :weeWelcome to the beginning of your journey! You got some lovely birds to start you off. :thumbsup
     
  4. Fields Mountain Farm

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  5. Chickencountryuk

    Chickencountryuk Free Flying

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    Just a bit of notable random observations about pigeons. They molt....alot! I never thought such a small bird could lose so many feathers and not be bald! I spent an hour at the weekend hoovering my garage, in the loft, under the loft and the grass around the loft! :th
    And here's a present for @Fields Mountain Farm. You may need it! :lau 4c6be4ef-888b-40f6-ac6a-54149bac1282.jpg Good luck!
     
  6. Fields Mountain Farm

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    I just love you guys! :hugs
     
  7. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    I think she’s gonna need a bigger net. :lau

    But thanks for that info. Good to know so I don’t panic when I see so many feathers! :lol:
     
  8. Fields Mountain Farm

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    :plbb :lau
     
  9. shawluvsbirds

    shawluvsbirds "FAKE EILLEEN"

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    Wonder if a pair of pigeons could live in my call duck palace :lol:
     
  10. Fields Mountain Farm

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