I owned one peigeon when i was a kid,found her injured in the woods. Anyway,i think i might like some here but don't know how they would work out so i have some questions. 1) what is a good breed to have around a farm? 2) do they carry any diseases or can they get any disease from my other birds,i have guineas,peafowl,geese and chickens that free range together. 3)i want them to be loose in the daytime,will they be watchfull of hawks? will they fly under cover if the other flocks of birds sound the alarms ? 4) would i need to start out with a pair and raise the babies or would the adults stay around after a period of time being penned? I am sure i will have more questions but will ask them as i go. Oh and i live on 100 acres and have no close neighbors.