Ringneck Doves???

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by SamG347, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    Well I just inherited a pair of ringneck doves. Any advice on how to care for them? I think I have the basics down after raising chickens and gamebirds for the past 4-5 years. But never had doves before.
    Are they fun to have?
    Thanks yall:D
  2. ButtonQuailBoy

    ButtonQuailBoy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2008
    Throop PA 18512
    okay feed them parakeet seed, dove food, or wild bird mix...

    Keep them indoors please. It'll keep them warm, healthy, and happy!They do need attention/interaction with people.

    I have one lonely female...she makes a Hoohoohoohoo noise and a laughing sound much like a hyper baby with a REALLY funny voice!

    They have many colors...tangerine, Pied, Pearl, White, and regular cinnamon with a black ring around the neck. More colors are available.

    this is all by me...will post my own little info thread...LOL

  3. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2008
    Agawam , Ma
    mine eat game bird crumbles and bird seed
  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    I had a pair of mine outdoors with no problems..both were hens and layed eggs and sat on them for me (ofcourse weren't fertile). I fed them a mixture of chicken laying mash and bird seed mainly. They were really easy to care for and very calm for all the birds i have raised (when held)...i deffinatly reccomend them for young kids who want birds...much safer than parakeets that bite LOL!

    I had them also in a rabbit hutch type set up...and i can't stress how easy it was to care for them lol. I'd have them again but i'd rather get homers. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2008
  5. Griffox

    Griffox Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 26, 2008
    Harrodsburg, KY
    I have two ringneck doves with eggs due to hatch any day now. I would suggest going to:

    or http://www.dovepage.com

    Both are excellent sources of information. If you have any specific questions, you're welcome to PM me as I might not remember to check back at this thread.
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2008
  6. Malbri

    Malbri Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 10, 2008
    Quote:Haha, our dove is up high so when she makes the laughing noise they cant figure out what it is [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2008
  7. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    i saw one the other day at a store and I swear it looked VERY lavender. It was in there with about a hundred others of all colors, but it was the only purple hued ring neck dove I have ever seen!
  8. youdontknow32

    youdontknow32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2008
    South Western PA
    Can you show me pictures, please?
  9. Griffox

    Griffox Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 26, 2008
    Harrodsburg, KY
    My baby ringnecks hatched today!!! They are tiny and pink and maybe the size of my thumb. Sooo cute!
  10. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    Thanks everyone.....The birds should be coming to live here sometime this week.....I plan to get 2-3 more pairs sometime here soon as well. If not more.
    Should be a lot of fun!

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