Pigeon-Talk banner

breeding behavior

  1. General Discussions
    Hi All, Hope every1 is staying safe in these trying times. I recently had the good fortune of getting a pair of fantail pigeons. Totally new to this breed, so any advice would be welcome. In particular, I had a few questions about breeding : The pair has laid eggs; 3 times so...
  2. General Discussions
    I wonder if anyone has experienced this scenario before or can advise me. There have been a couple of pigeons hanging around our chook yard for a couple of years now, sometimes even roosting in the chicken house. One is a native Australian crested pigeon, the other looks like a domestic...
  3. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I have a bonded pair, and I recently concluded they are both hens. Eve is a Turkish Tumbler, Claudia is a Jacobin. I originally thought Claudia was a male. When the two of them were introduced they bonded very quickly and were exhibiting courting behaviour. They then laid two pairs of eggs (my...
  4. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I have 6 total pigeons in my barn in a old large stall all walls are chicken wire and they have two windows to look into the field. I've had them for 2 months now the man said they all are young and some still has some baby feathers anyways I'm finally seeing some breeding behavior out of the...
  5. General Discussions
    January 3, 2014, one of my pairs laid 2 hens in the clutch, i wasn't sure about their sex, hence when i banded them wrong, so i changed the bands several times before the 7th day...in doing this i messed up both of the squabs left foot...their toes are not straight, but not broken either...so...
  6. General Discussions
    I bought two birds , hen and cock, from an auction, I got them with the intention of pairing them and seeing what I could get, Ive had them about a month, I locked them up for about a week. Thinking they were mated, I put them into the aviary/breeder section,,,well she wants nothing to do with...
  7. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I put my birds together intially in the begining of November for abou a week and got them familiar with one another in individual pens. Over the Thanksgiving weekend i put the birds back together. The problem is only about half of my pairs have eggs. A few pairs are mated cooing and the...
  8. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I have some breeding pairs of homers that are using the same nest box. Right now there are four eggs in the nest with birds setting on the nest. Any ideas how to correct this problem and do you think all four eggs will hatch? Thanks for any ideas.:confused:
  9. General Discussions
    Is it normal for a "young" mated cock with eggs, to fight his brother over another hen??? My two oldest (but still young) homers are brothers. One of them has mated and have their first eggs. But when he is not on the nest he is always trying to attract the other hen that his brother is also...
  10. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I have a white cock that has mated twice and will not build a nest for the hen to lay in. How do I get the hen to use the nest I build for her? Thanks for your help
  11. General Discussions
    Hi all, Most of my flock have blackish-brownish eyes. That means that they are still young right?...So do they start bredding only after they become adults?...can any1 pls tell me when do thy become sexually active. [ They DO bill and stuff, but don't know for real or just practice. I've...
  12. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    With spring just around the corner here in Australia, I have a query about breeding my homers. I have one pair who have bred a few lovely birds over the off season, and need to give the hen a good rest before she wears out. I am thinking of using her mate to breed with a different hen for a...
  13. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I love to watch animal behavior & see natural instinct - - - any animal / any behavior. Today was particularly warm (55*F), so I was out in the Loft talking with the pij's for awhile. Skye was sitting on her eggs so I let Magellan (aka "Birdzilla") out (and kept a sharp eye on him!!)...
Top