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Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Okla-doodle-doo, Jan 29, 2017.
A few of my roller pigeons at feeding time.
Beautiful birds!!!! How many do you have?
Here are some of ours.
I cant get mine to load.. I love contrast of reds n blues.
I have proably 40-50 on hand right now. More than I usualy do or want.Your baldheads are really good looking. I'm trying to switch over to yellows and almonds. Of course you can't have either without getting the odd makred/colored birds. I have had some of the most awesome colors I have ever raised in the past year. but I made sure I had the best roller backgrounds first. This years mild winter has been a blessing as I use the open loft breeding system. I have 12 or fourteen babys of the floor right now, Have only lost one or two babys due to the cold this year.
Pigeon are cold weather birds and I'm not sure how anyone loses them to cold. Up north I used all wire cages with boards on top n gave boxes for nesting in winter below freezing (-100 at times), feeding only scratch grains mixed wild bird seedand and maybe some dog food, provided grit, and gave water twice daily or when getting up going to bed and coming n going in between. Down south now at current place I'm lazy and pamper these lot more n they have problems non others did, wild birds were problem for years till last year. Squeakers don't die from cold, they may die from first time young parents but mostly from underlying disease/parasites, from moisture mold from poop/dust build up, pest wild birds rodents insects in loft coop etc.