Raising Pigeons

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by chixrus, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. chixrus

    chixrus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have recently been interested in pigeons, especially fantails. However, there are not very many pigeon books or web pages out there, so I have been at a loss for what pigeons need to survive and the pros and (if there are any) cons of raising them. If you have any tips, please share!
     
  2. Feathered Wings

    Feathered Wings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I breed and raise white fantails and i love them [​IMG]
    They are very easy to own and raise all you need is a nice large pen to put them in and provide them a nest. They are very cold hardy but do require protection from the cold wind.
    Feeding them everybody is different in their feeding i use a high quality bird seed mix and add safflower to that. You can use layer pellets or pigeon feed it's up to you and you will need red grit.
    They will breed at about 6 months and they hatch in 18 days both will sit on the eggs and feed the young.

    If you have a specific question please ask i also raise Shield Owls and Arc angels.[​IMG]
     
  3. chixrus

    chixrus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks oegblady! Do you know a specific place in the Northern IL/Southern Wisconsin area that I can get them? If you don't live in that area, that's fine, but if you happen to know, please tell me!
     
  4. chixrus

    chixrus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oops! I just realized that you're in Georgia! Well, if you know anyone who might ship to IL, that would work too!
     
  5. Feathered Wings

    Feathered Wings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry i sure don't [​IMG] But maybe you could start a new topic and ask that question [​IMG]

    I do highly recommend pigeons they are whole lot of fun and profitable too. [​IMG]

    The only negative is they are very poopy they just really do that alot [​IMG]
     
  6. chixrus

    chixrus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do pigeons need to go in at night?
     
  7. Feathered Wings

    Feathered Wings Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Georgia
    If you are refering to takeing them in the house the answer is no. If you are refering do they roost yes i provide mine with a stick to roost on at night. They perch most of the day when there not eating or stretching their wings.
     
  8. chixrus

    chixrus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do Fantails come back if they are let outside free? Can you keep them with other poultry such as chickens, or is that not a good idea?
     
  9. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Two type of fantails and cant fly very good, so easy prey.

    The National Pigeon Assoc. link

    http://www.npausa.com/
     
  10. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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