I would like to know how long I have to wait until I can allow my new doves to fly freely in my garden. I have a pair of king pigeons already that are great at coming back to their cage. I let them out (by accident) after only one week and I was LUCKY they were so easy to get back. I know that was the wrong thing to do. I have had them nearly 6 months. I hope the new ones will stick with these original 2. This new pair is a fantail and a king pigeon. I just got them today. I see so much conflicting advise on the internet - ranging from 2 weeks, letting them have chicks, and NEVER for new birds. I would like advise from people who actually have gone through this with their own doves.