posible stupid question - cohabiting

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by LydiaNiz, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. LydiaNiz

    LydiaNiz New Egg

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    Apologies if this is idiot level.
    Can diamond doves and/or zebra finches live in the same run as chickens?
    We have 3 bluebells, who usually free-range, but are currently restricted to their run while we have some building work done.
    Due to a friend's moving ,she is looking to rehome some of the smaller aviary birds. Can they cohabit?
    Thanks!
     
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    I have Eurasian collard doves in the same pen with ducks and chickens- but I think the finches would be lunch, possibly the little doves too- you would have to have somewhere the little birds can get that the chickens cant to ensure food and saftey- honestly diamond doves and finches are more inside critters.
     
  3. gunnarwordon

    gunnarwordon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i've kept pigeons and doves with chickens, but not small caged ones. The finches would be tough, but you could try......... my advice: sit there and see if the birds are interested in the finch. if they aren't, she'll probably be fine...........
     
  4. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
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    Just make sure the finches and doves have NO WAY out. other wise you'll lose them.
     
  5. gunnarwordon

    gunnarwordon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i've lost doves to escaping..
     
  6. Chickens will kill these type of birds, I have had the unpleasant experience. Keep them seperate from chickens. Pigeons are gentle, but will beat up doves when in a small space.
     

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