Whats the point of piegons?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by C&Rman, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I built a bigger avairy and I would like to get a pair of pigeons, but I don't know what I would use them for? Do they go broody often? If I were to get a pair they would have around 726 square feet and the highest point in the avairy is 12ft. No offense to anyone I just want to know what they are used for besides dog training cuz I dont do that!
     
  2. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    flying mostly.... I just love watching my pouters/ croppers fly... and you can also have race birds... obviously for racing, tumblers/ rollers with their acrobatic performances... tipplers/ high flyers for endurance flights, breeding for colours and forms.... or you might want to breed them for food....
     
  3. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are breath taking to fly [​IMG]
     
  4. Lofty Dreams

    Lofty Dreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Basicly for
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    I think the different color genetics are especially interesting
    Enjoyment
     
  5. cochinGurl

    cochinGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    people sometimes race birds, and most who do take it very seriously. others raise for the meat. (usualy utility kings). some people do releases . and still others breed them to exibit. (show). once you know what ur going to use them for, lots of people on here, myself included, would love to sugest some breeds.
     
  6. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, when they pair up and start laying, they lay two eggs per clutch and take turns incubating them. Then once they hatch, they take turns feeding the babies for a month until they are weaned off. So they aren't like chickens who lay eggs every day.
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Quote:Pigeons in flight-- I can watch them for hours.
     
  8. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, if I were to get a pair it would be so they can raise their young. Would it be ok to keep a pair with some peacocks? I know a guy who has some West of England Tumblers for sale.
     
  9. cochinGurl

    cochinGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i know people keep them with chickens, but idk about peacocks...
     
  10. Blob Chicken

    Blob Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    C&Rman :

    OK, if I were to get a pair it would be so they can raise their young. Would it be ok to keep a pair with some peacocks? I know a guy who has some West of England Tumblers for sale.

    Should be fine.​
     

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