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Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by BHep, May 15, 2011.

  1. BHep

    BHep Overrun With Chickens

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    My children were gifted these two pigeons. Can anyone tell me what kind of pigeons these are and any information you can give would be great.

    Thank you!





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  2. Okla-doodle-doo

    Okla-doodle-doo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are LaHores! They re a fairly large breed. The breed has a standard marking that must be adhered to for showing. Nice breed! Contests.
     
  3. gumbii

    gumbii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    omg, i ♥ the andalusian colored one... (i hope that's what it's called LOL...)


    i have a brown lahore male paired up with a black nun male... right now they are my broody boys sitting on an egyptian swift egg...
     
  4. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Lahores! Does the male (lighter one) have a black band on its leg? I believe he was an 04 bird. His name was Streak. The hen was his daughter and she had PMV when she was younger. Still had frequent twitches after she got over the virus. Couldn't get her to lay anything after that, and I needed to make some room, so I swapped them for some guinea keets at one of the Statesville NCPoultry meets. You have no idea how bad I miss them [​IMG] They were big ole teddy bears. As soon as I saw the picture I knew they had to be mine. If not, they would make twins to mine.
     
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  5. BHep

    BHep Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:WOW.....yup! I just checked and Streak has a leg band. And yes , the black & white shivers! LOL This is sooo weird. !!! [​IMG] Please know they are going to be very well cared for and spoiled. I have bought several chicks & geese from someone , we went there on Sat. to pick up 2 goslings. Came home with 4 goslings, the pigeons & a dozen hatching eggs. [​IMG]

    My children saw the pigeons and thought they looked like pequins, they scooped them up for snuggling and the lady said they could have them, she needs to make room also.
    I have never owned pigeons, just lots of other kinds of birds.

    I went to the feed store yesterday and got them proper pigeon feed, I had given them chicken feed & parakeet feed on Sat & Sun. They are not too picky [​IMG]
    So what kinds of treats can they have. There is no stickey here for info.

    Also what size coop? They are in a small cage now. I wanted to make sure they are healthy. I have a coop for them in the barn. It is 4x8 but is only 3 ft tall. Will that do? Or should I make them a new one? Can they live with chickens??? Really I know nothing about them.... do they even fly??? I know that is a crazy question, but they just walk around, they are so calm.... They don't even try to fly away. !

    Any info would be great ....thanks !
     
  6. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am glad they have a nice home! [​IMG] If you ever need to rehome them for some reason, I can take them back [​IMG] We have a lot more room now. I've been wanting more Lahores but they are difficult to find locally without having them shipped in. The guys I knew with the before got out of the breed [​IMG]

    They don't fly much. If you let them out, they'll fly to the ground, to the roof, etc. They are kinda slow from being so big [​IMG] The 4x8 coop sounds perfect for them! And yes, they can live with chickens as long as everyone has their own perching space and there's plenty of food and water to avoid fighting. Some chickens are just mean in general, but the calmer ones don't give a hoot if pigeons are near them [​IMG]

    As far as treats go, pigeons love safflower and PEANUTS! Peanuts are their favorite treat ever. Raw of course. Spanish peanuts are best because they are a little smaller and more pigeon-bite-sized than other varieties.
     
  7. BHep

    BHep Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks for all the info.

    Streak escaped yesterday when I opened the cage to change their water, he spent 2 plus hours up on roof, then flew down to the porch, right next to his cage and my mom walked over and picked him right up and put him back. [​IMG] he had a grand Ol' time [​IMG]

    I do plan to let them out but was told I should wait about a month. Plus I want to set them up in the barn, there are lots of beams and a loft area. I thought that would give them pleny of places to hang out. Or they can go on the barn roof. They will stay close to home right ???????

    I will have them in their own coop so no worries with the chickens. I just wanted to make sure they couldn't give each other any diseases etc. My chickens are wormed 2x year since they freerange and checked regularly for lice/mites. Do pigeons need any worming or anything ?

    I can find very little info on Lahores [​IMG]

    And I gave them some peanuts after Streak came home, they were happy birds [​IMG]
     
  8. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Be very careful, by the looks of them, they could never out run a hawk.

    BTW, I LOVE the one on the right!
     
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  9. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They are pretty slow [​IMG]

    If they are allowed to get on the ground and pick around, then yes they'll need to be wormed. Just worm them when you worm your chickens and they'll be fine [​IMG] As long as your chickens are healthy, these guys should be too.

    And yes, they'll stay close to home [​IMG] It's good to keep them in for a month, so they'll get used to everything and won't be quite as confused when they come out.
     
  10. BHep

    BHep Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks so much for all the info. They are very friendly. So today they move to the barn. I have had them under my carport but I need them to learn that the barn is home. [​IMG]
     

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