Went to pick up 2 female pigeons for $5 each...

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by KWAK, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Came home with 9... FREE!

    I now have 6 pairs of homing pigeons!

    But I was surprised, the oldest one he gave me hatched in 1985!

    The youngest 3 are only 2 months old, They can be flown from my loft, right?
  2. Tippler

    Tippler Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 13, 2011
    Desert Hills (PHX)
    Hey good deal.
    I just responded to your other thread..
    Yes you could fly the young ones. I would wait at least two months and train them hard and good before letting them out.
    You will need to take them out in your yard in a basket and such.
    The old ones are prisoners and pairs so just lock them all up and breed yourself 20+ young this year. You will have birds to fly before you know it.
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  3. Gomes Bantams

    Gomes Bantams Chillin' With My Peeps

  4. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2009
    Rowan County, NC
    Keep the youngest ones in for a month and get them trap trained and trained to a feed call. The oldest bird was probably banded with an old band when he ran out of the correct year bands. But pigeons can live that long. If it really is that old it's probably only good for fostering eggs.
  5. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    How do I trap train them?
  6. arherp

    arherp Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    It can be an involved process, I would google "trap training pigeons".

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