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Pigeons raised with chickens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Gazinga, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. Gazinga

    Gazinga Chook Norris

    I have chooks, my wife has pigeons. I am building a new coop, can i build an area for teh pigeons within the chook coop? Health issues? they would be sepereated but expose to the same area a and sharing shelter, (air , etc.....) Seperated by screens.

    Can this be done healthy?

    ideas?
     
  2. Gazinga

    Gazinga Chook Norris

    bump
     
  3. 65bellett

    65bellett New Egg

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    A few years ago when I was still living at home in the country I kept about a dozen homing pigeons in my mums chicken house. I never encountered any problems except that the racers bred at such a rate that it soon became a pigeon loft with a few chickens:D
     
  4. Gazinga

    Gazinga Chook Norris

    thanx bellett, and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  5. Gazinga

    Gazinga Chook Norris

    sigh....bump agian
     
  6. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they share some of the same problems.. lice, mites, cocci, canker, etc...

    We use the floor space of each loft for 1 chicken with newly hatch chicks.
     
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  7. lindamass15

    lindamass15 Out Of The Brooder

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    mine are not within eachother but the chiken run are just seperated by chicken wire and on the otherside is the pigeon loft, hadn't have a problem, what I do to the chicken I do to the pigeon like deworming.
     
  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I know a fellow who raised both. He suggested against mixing habitat... pigeons can pick up some diseases (or carry them) that you don't want your chickens to get.

    That said, when I feed my chickens scratch, I have to stay outside until I can see they've cleaned it up, otherwise pigeons and doves show up and then I have the same problem.
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2009

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