Yesterday at a chicken swap someone was giving away pigeons. I have always wanted a pet bird of some sort, so, I ended up with two pretty pigeons. Now, they are six months old but the person giving them was unable to tell if they were male or female. How would you tell? One has a full spread of feathers on its feet and is white with brown-grey wings and a spot on its forhead. One looks like a pigeon off the streets of the city. What breeds might they be? I brought them home in a small indoor rabbit cage, and thats what they are in now until I can get a real one. So, can they live with chickens? My silkies never use there roost sticks, and the person giving them away said they eat chicken food with some other kinds of seeds. My silkies have a nice taller coverd pen also. I could just get an indoor cage, what size would the two need to be confortable? If I clipped thier wings, would a large brooder box with some shavings and sticks in it (like in the pet stores) work? I would like the best for the birds... but I cant be building pigeon houses. Also, they are hand-tame already and will sit on your finger (or head).