Pigeons with Doves

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Dean W, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. Dean W

    Dean W Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it possible to mix my pigeons and doves in the same pen or would it be a problem?

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  2. rollkeeg877

    rollkeeg877 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its always been a problem for me the pigeons kill the doves cause there smaller and weaker
     
  3. Dean W

    Dean W Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I better not then.
     
  4. rollkeeg877

    rollkeeg877 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ya it can be bad
     
  5. Dean W

    Dean W Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got the doves a few days ago and put them in there anyway. This is what I saw.
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    I guess there is not a problem because there is not to many pigeons.
     
  6. RossH

    RossH Out Of The Brooder

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    Some of my rollers in kit box. As far as pigeons & doves together. Doves being timid I've done it in a large roomy pen & places to hide. Good luck.
     
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  7. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    I think we are getting confused with doves and pigeons.

    The doves you have are white pigeons - the fantail ones are fantail pigeons too. They will all be fine together.

    Some people call white pigeons 'doves', but they are both the same species of bird and have the same behaviours and are the same sizes.

    If you were meaning the smaller ring neck or peace doves then they should not be ever be put with pigeons. They are much smaller, delicate and eat different food to the bigger pigeons. A pigeon or white 'dove' can easily injure or kill a small ringneck dove.

    These are pigeons - people like to call the white one a dove. They are the same - except the colour. They will live together great as they need exactly the same care.
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    These are doves. They are ring neck doves. They are much smaller that pigeons. They will get injured or killed by the bigger pigeons eventually, and they need different food and can not be let out to free fly as they lack a homing instinct.
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    More doves - There are many different species of doves.
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  8. Dean W

    Dean W Chillin' With My Peeps

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    jak20022003, actually if you look in the first picture there is a few doves standing in between the two whitSo far they seem to be okae pigeons. The second picture has two Fan Tail Pigeons with some ring neck doves. So far they seem okay, but it is a roomy pen like, RossH, describes.
     
  9. bluenkimchi

    bluenkimchi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It can be done as long as there is enough room and not over crowded. From your picture they look to be getting along fine. But many people would advise against it. As far as feed, I have fed them only hen scratch before and they do fine, but they will usually go for the reddish brown seed(milo) first and pick through then go for the crack corn only if there aren't any seeds left. But dove do like a smaller seedy base feed better, even the wild bird feed will suffice them. But be careful, they have been known to hybridized/cross breed with each other. Which usually result in a mule that is sterile, but some time will be fertile if the baby is a female.
     
  10. laughingdog

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    usually depends on breeds and sexes of each, though all are types of doves (rock doves/pigeons, ringneck/collared doves, and morning doves), just "pigeon refers to size and popularized french term for larger eating dove type, technically anything over certain weight is catigorized by wight as a pigeon, but also for homer/racer/carrier types as well as eating types like kings (kings and modenas come in both show, eating and utility types) ect. also any baby dove is a squeaker, while eating type size age and weight squeakers are squabs (just when the feathers are all or almost all in maybe except under "armpits", but before they start to try to fly and convert baby fat to flying muscles ect).
    ringnecks, collards, mourning doves ect, are bad to have with "pigeons", except as sometimes female pigeons with male doves, as seen pigeons when mature and in mating and nesting condition, scalp, pluck eyes, and break legs, wings, and necks of more fragile doves. they do require differant diets if youve seen both in bad and top conditions, and also they carry and can handle differant pathogens, and seen things make ringnecks drop dead, in a day that just made a pigeon sick. its almost like mixing chickens and pigeons.. though ive had all get along, with muscovy ducks ducks even. im disabled and have time to watch constantly and observe and seperate quickly if trouble starts.
     

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