what are the space requirements for pigeons and doves?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by chickenman98, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. chickenman98

    chickenman98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am wanting some pigeons or doves but I have not been able to find the space requirements for them. Can someone help me? I also am wondering if there is a cage or something like that that I can order.
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    Ryan
     
  2. Lofty Dreams

    Lofty Dreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At least 2 square feet for the larger birds but the more the better
     
  3. chickenman98

    chickenman98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. Thanks [​IMG]
     
  4. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Is this the square footage they need on the ground?
     
  5. Lofty Dreams

    Lofty Dreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes but they like perches so like i mentioned earlier the more the better
     
  6. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     
  7. ThiefPouter06

    ThiefPouter06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It also depends on if you let them out to fly, want to breed them, what breed and how big the flight cage. I also found that you can have alot of space but if you dont have many individual perch spaces they wont be happy. Some breeds are more territorial than others. I have found that Spanish pouters and bigger breeds claim a larger than normal territory. For example I had a 4ft by 4ft coop that housed three pair of pigeons (non breeding) easily, bu the same coop was too small for more than one pair of spanish pouters.
     
  8. Horizon Structures

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    What do you suggest for flight cage?
     
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I was told a minimum of 2 sq. ft. for a pair of ringneck doves, I would think pigeons would need twice the room since they are twice as big.
     

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