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What do you use for nesting

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by thebirdfarm, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. thebirdfarm

    thebirdfarm In the Brooder

    Jul 27, 2009
    I am newer to pigeons, I had some homers and they would pick up sticks I threw in there pen and build a nest. I just got some utility kings, but they don't seem to be building any nests. Oh and I also threw in a bale of straw that doesn't seem to be getting used. So whats the best way to get them nesting?

  2. seedcorn

    seedcorn Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    NE. IN
    With helmits, I used old drinking bowls and put dried pine needles in them.
  3. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Songster

    Apr 10, 2009
    Rowan County, NC
    Nest boxes and bowls will help incourage them. Not all birds will go to nesting right away, so give them some time [​IMG] I use long needled pine straw, but whenever I'm stuck using plain ole straw for bedding, a lot of it will get used in the nests as well. I'd rather use pine needles, but I take what I can get [​IMG]
  4. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    Pine needles and small twigs work for my Kings

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