1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Problems re-pairing pigeons?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by cheyfrie26, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. cheyfrie26

    cheyfrie26 Chillin' With My Peeps

    304
    0
    109
    Apr 17, 2011
    Ohio
    I had my roller hen mate and raise squabs with a homer cock bird. I wanted her to mate my other roller cock so I put them in a hutch together. It seems like its taking a while. Its been about a week. I'm fairly new to pigeons, so how long does it usually take for them to re-pair?
     
  2. pigeonpal

    pigeonpal Out Of The Brooder

    18
    0
    21
    Jul 19, 2011
    Hello,

    It can take awhile, possibly months for a forced pair to mate up. Sometimes they simply won't, but this is rare. Give them more time still to start finding an interest in each other. [​IMG]
     
  3. cheyfrie26

    cheyfrie26 Chillin' With My Peeps

    304
    0
    109
    Apr 17, 2011
    Ohio
    Haha, ok thanks! ;D
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    63,185
    7,444
    726
    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    It works quicker if you have them in a place where they can't see or hear the old mate. Frequently if you return "arranged" matings back to the loft, they will return to their original mate. For some pigeons the pair bond is extremely strong-- others are just like humans.[​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by