Training Homing Pigeons

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Mrs. Fluffy Puffy, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    How do you train Homing Pigeons to exchange messages between two families? Also, are there any certain breeds you suggest?

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  2. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you need to get some race birds... how far distance are we talking about?
     
  3. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Quote:120 Miles.

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  4. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy :

    120 Miles.

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    race birds raised from young, train by releasing them from 5m, 10m, 40m and 70m after the start ranging and flying in a flock/ kit.... do about 3 of each distance at least before taking them to 120m....​
     
  5. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Quote:race birds raised from young, train by releasing them from 5m, 10m, 40m and 70m after the start ranging and flying in a flock/ kit.... do about 3 of each distance at least before taking them to 120m....

    What kind of race pigeon is a good breed? I know nothing about pigeons. Also, where would I go about getting some?

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  6. johnnyksspeedshop

    johnnyksspeedshop New Egg

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    Just to clear things up Aspen, you want be able to train the pigeons to go between two lofts. Though it has been done before by having water at one loft, and food at another, the pigeon probably wont travel 120 miles to get a drink. How it works, is that you train the pigeon to one loft, and when somebody goes to the house 120 miles away, they can release the homing pigeon and it will return to the one loft. So, it will require somebody to transport the pigeons to the release point. Just wanted to make sure you understand how it works exactly.
     
  7. cochinGurl

    cochinGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    definetly do your homework before you get pigeons. there are a lot of things to consider before taking on the project. one thing is that you can go from 6 pigeons to 60 VERY QUICKLY! lol. they are quite prolific and if your not careful, you can wind up with many very cute, but unwanted pigeies. fast. pigeons require special care for them to stay healthy. they need PROPER food, shelter and water. heres a link to a great resorce on basic pigeon care http://www.angelfire.com/ga3/pigeongenetics/basicpigeoncare.html good luck if you decide to take up the hobbie. [​IMG]
     
  8. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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  9. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Quote:Yes, any kind of poultry is addicting. I went from 12 chickens to 200 very quickly, not to mention my Quail, Guineas, and Peafow. [​IMG]

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  10. larrylofts

    larrylofts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go To Npausa.com Then Find A Link To The Au There Maybe A Club In Lubbock Or Admirilo That Races Pigeons Get In Contact With Them
     

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