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Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Johndale, Apr 12, 2009.
any body got any pigeons or dove eggs for sale?
no eggs, sorry.
do folks keep these as pets like parrots and lovebirds inside? just asking , since i know nothing about them.
Quote:By all means you can! I had pigeons and doves inside when I was a kid. I'd like to get fancy pigeons again someday.
I have 20 of them right now for $350.00 each.I will only sell them to you if you have an f14936 pigeon certification tag.
P.s Sqaubs (baby pigeons) are nearly IMPOSSIBLE to raise by hand, that is why I have such high standards for my Grand Champion racing birds.Here is the back-ground on some of my pigeon eggs.
egg #1 & 2- Mom- 1st place champ. of 850 mile Clamath Falls race. Dad- 2nd place San fransisco 789 mile race.
egg #3,4, & 5- Mom- 3rd place 1,505 mile Rabom race. Dad-1st place champ. of 967 mile Lecarnan race.
I hope you will buy some of my Grand Champ. eggs , And if you get some, good luck with the races!!!
I would keep them out of the house as they are too dusty for most people and they do better in a building
I had mine in a 8x10 alumium building in cages
here is a good article I wrote
I have several areticles on them in the avian section of my wen site
Doves some information on Raising them
Glenda L Heywood
Basically you got to size them up
The male has a broader head and body
Also the male coo's and then if they have a pen and
nest which can be just a big rubber dog dish with half
full of good clean hay cut in about 4-6 inch pieces.
The male will take the hay and put it in the nest and
then what we call "drive" the hen to the nest. Because
she will not lay until the male drives her to the
Do not add any more grass or hay as this is enough,
and they just keep adding and there will not be enough
room for the babies to lay in the bowl if it is over
half full, you see the doves sit tight and if too full
they cause the babies to have spraddle legs and then
you got to destroy them, no cure.
Also when they sit in nest the defecate in nest so
after the clutch is hatched you may need to clean the
nest bowl of manure, but do not take out their bedding
they are happy with it.
Okay here is the kicker
if you get just two eggs you got a pair
if you get 4 eggs you got a pair of females
if you get no eggs you got a pair of males.
You see the birds will be homosexual in nature if they
are a PAIR OF ONE SEX.
THEN IF YOU EVER WANT EITHER BIRD TO MATE WITH THE
OPPOSITE SEX YOU GOT TO TAKE ONE BIRD COMPLETELY AWAY
WHERE THE OTHER CAN'T HEAR IT COOING. BECAUSE THEY
WILL NEVER MATE IF THEY HAVE CONTACT EVEN BY VOICE
WITH THE ONE THEY FIRST MATED WITH
They need a couple roost [poles long ways as they fly
back and forth to each roost pole for exercise.
They need good pigeon feed, and can use a bowl of good
bird seed. i always bought mine at walmart and was
wild bird seed. But they must have bowl of granite
grit to use with grains.
When feeding babies if they have pigeon pellets it is
good nutrition for them
you see the male does the feeding of the female and
babies. so get a young bird pen ready for them
At 4 weeks the birds will have the babies trained to
come to the bowl and eat, but the father still feeds
them and the female but he is driving the female to
lay again and she will,
Now in order for the male and female to regroup and
have enough Dove Milk to feed the next batch you got
to take the babies at 5-6 weeks out and put in young
bird pen. Don't leave them very much when the hen
starts to set, as the male will still feed them. They
will survive as they have been out of the nest for two
weeks any way.
Always have seperate bowls for the feeds and water
24-7 they need it. Also grit bowl.
Now you are on your way.
I never dealt with any dust iwth my pair of pigeons an pair of doves. Only thing I ever dealt with was that the pigeon poo was stinky lol.
also about that pigeon certification? I didnt know you needed one for pigeons???? Least here in PA you are allowed to own and raise pigeons as you see fit. Same with starlings, and house sparrows as htey are all feral birds here in the US.
You don't need any kind of certification for owning or breeding pigeons.
I also don't think this person is looking for racing pigeons.
And Bock, those are some pretty good distances. What strain are they, Trentons?
Lot of doves people keep indoor, but not pigeon.
Males will feed the young after they leave the nest,but also produce crop milk for the next set. The setting on eggs for the 15 days is what make them produce crop milk. Both set on the eggs, one reason if you foster eggs under other pigeons they must hatch around that time ,if they hatch early no milk,
The male pigeon only feed the female(kissing) before mating.
I know a lot of people who have indoor pet pigeons
The eggs hatch after 18 days. Pigeons must be stimulated to make crop milk, much like mammals and their milk. Typically what stimulates them is feeling the babies moving inside the eggs that says "I'm fixing to hatch". Eggs that hatch early can still be fed, although you don't want the eggs hatching any more than a few days before the 18 days the fosters have been sitting. Otherwise, unless they are good parents, they could be a bit confused by the early hatching and possibly abandon the nest.
Quote:Not many races over 600 miles.
You are going to sell eggs when the babies are near impossible to raise by hand.
Also pigeon racers, never call squeaker, SQUAB thats pigeon for eating.