Pigeons

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by NewHopePoultry, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    I was wondering, does any one else have pigeons here? If so what kind(s)?


    I have 6 Figuritas,2 blue rollers,2 Italian Owls,4 frillbacks, 16 baldhead rollers and 2 helmets.
     
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  2. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    I do! My stock has greatly reduced though and I'm thinking of even selling my pair of white chinese owls. I have two chinese owls and three budapest pigeons. I also have like 8 doves.
     
  3. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do pigeons make good pets if you socialize them alot and clip their wings? I've always wanted one... Heh. [​IMG]
     
  4. seedcorn

    seedcorn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
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    I have helmits. I let them fly when open chicken house. I had as many as 7 but hawks thinned me out. Now down to 3. She had hatched 2 but they didn't make it. So now this spring she will raise more.

    They are extremely friendly as they follow me all over yard/garden. They remind me of the cochins of the chicken world. If I'm out back (400 yds away) they will fly down there to see what I'm doing.

    Had performance rollers but hawks just got to be too much of a problem. Would like to get white homers next.
     
  5. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    If you spend lots of time with them,then they can make great pets.
    When I let mine out to fly,they are also interested in what I am doing. They look to watch and follow me.
     
  6. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have several white ones at work. No idea what breed they are. We got them to use to release at weddings we have at the stables. Right now, we have 8 adults and I think 4 babies in nests.
     
  7. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    They can get pretty friendly, just like any other bird. I don't really think you need to clip their wings though. Doing that really takes away from the appearance and it's not all that necessary. Just spend time with them and you'll have some friendly pigeons! None of mine are very friendly, but they are very pretty. I keep them more for the ornamental value, rather than as the friendly pet.
     
  8. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I have Capuchins, Egyptian Swifts, and Homers. I had Syrian Damascenes but the hawks got all of them. I am really thinned out now but hope to get some more come summer. I want to get a powder puff blue swift.

    Pigeons are very smart and friendly you dont have to clip their wings.

    The kind they release at weddings are homers cause they will come back to the owner and you can keep renting them out.

    My pijs are with the chooks but I intead to build seperate house in spring. They are messier than chickens
     
  9. lindamass15

    lindamass15 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I have 4 modeana (for sure I have 1 cock, dont know about the 3), 10 pairs of utility kings, also a pair that have feather on their feet, but not sure what it is, 5 coop roller or tumbler( can't fly just do back flips) 10 homer and 6 roller aside from that 3 goldent pheasant 5 ring neck doves and last my 5 baby parakeet.

    wow, 50 birds is that still considered pets, heeeee my hunnie and dad's thinks I'm crazy:he
     
  10. silverfilly

    silverfilly Peepin N' Cheepin

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    I have 7 white homers, im geting ready to make nest boxes for them, I am ging to raise them and train them for wedding releases. I will probly buy some young birds this spring as well to add to them.
     

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