Pigeon-Talk banner

cock bird

  1. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    hello, i have a hen laying eggs but not sitting on them. this is a head who currently has one nest of babies who are beginning to wean. what do you think is making her do this? how long are the eggs viable without her sitting on them? thanks
  2. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Came home from work and checked on my birds (as usual), One of my hens was on the floor of the loft with wings spread trying to get away from another bird that was walking all over her. (Everybody has been fine, no problems other than some aggresive cocks - but nothing major). She can't seem to...
  3. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    At what age should a chick be taken out the nest and placed on the loft floor?
  4. Archive - Other Birds
    Well, s/he *is* a red head...? This is one who's father bird was so mean and vile it kicked the babies out of the nest far too early in his eagerness to have more eggs. The other baby died before it got enough help so the lady took this one inside to take care of it. That male has been...
  5. Loft Designs
    What is more important when building a loft height or length?? Im thinking about building my first loft thats gonna be around 7'L x 5'W x 4'T and will be standing on about 3 feet off the ground. What do you guys think??
  6. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    :) Here is a picture of the first egg in my new loft. The hen has been on and off the egg all morning along with the cockbird. I know they won't start setting full time until the second egg is laid, which should be in about two days. Just a proud step parent.:D Went out to the loft this...
  7. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    after fighting a round with no good eggs i finally have 2 healthy youngsters under 1 pair and eggs under 2 others.because my club doesnt fly ybs anymore,im not in a real hurry.ill try to post some pics later.i was thinking that here the coopers hawks are chasin field mice and other critters now...
  8. Loft Designs
    Went out to the loft this morning to change the water and feed the birds and the Cock bird was setting in the nest and the hen was not.:confused: I thought it strange that the cock bird was on the nest without the hen there. They had both been in the nest box together for the last couple of...
  9. Loft Designs
    Here are the rest of the pictures. Sorry for the other mess up. The nest is the first for this pair. No eggs yet!!!! George
  10. General Discussions
    hi all, i have a bird pigeon with a broken leg, i done a search to see what to do, but could'nt find the right answer, from pigeys skeleton diagram, it is broken at the fibula, what is the best way to splint this,
  11. Show Pigeons
    Hey George, since you have Indigo birds, can you tell me if they ever have flecks like ash reds? I have a couple of rollers that I think may be Indigo but I can't be sure. I know that I read about breeding Indigo to black and producing all andalusion. I am breeding them to duns to test them...
  12. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello fellow pigeon folks, The Pigeon experiment continues. This is a bit of a long post. I hopw it does not bore you. Now for the rest of the story. An unexpected situation arose which requires that I remove the pigeons from my residence. I did not see it coming and I do not want to get...
  13. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    The mother of a set of 5 day old chicks was just killed by a hawk......will the father be able to finish raising the chicks... Any suggestions?
  14. General Discussions
    How long it will take to lay 2nd egg my roller she had her 1st egg on Saturday around 6PM.... i thought she will have 2nd egg with in 24 hours.
  15. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    anyone know how to get rid of rats, they getting into my youngbird loft and killing them i lost two in two nights i tried everything pioson traps i now going to get up all the wood shavings and put wire netting down on the floors and half way up the walls,as they keep narwing holes in the floor...
  16. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I have had this pet dove for about 4/5 years now - I wont get into why I have her because its such a long story and its 2:13am at the moment and I am ready for bed :) The problem I have had for a while now is she seems to go through stages of laying eggs. This isnt the problem its what leads up...
  17. Show Pigeons
    I have a mixed breed loft, not a lot of space and raise just a few youngsters each year to show. I keep lots of rollers, but this year I'm focusing on Taganrog Tumblers and Nuns. I finally got around to acquiring a proper mate for my 2007 champion Taganrog, Sasha (that's her picture on my...
  18. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    I have a 7 year old homer cock thats mated to a beautiful rehab feral hen. He is the sweetest , mellow-est guy and very calm . She however , is very flighty and skittish and not friendly at all although she is getting a little better as time goes by . Both of their babies are wild too ...
  19. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    when I get my birds I will want to band them with my phone# on it. but also want to keep track of who is who, do I buy the bands with just numbers on them in differnt colors? do the cock birds and hens have their own color? can someone tell me the best bands to get. these birds will be for...
  20. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Just received my cock bird today to go along with the hen I have. I don't know if I should let him and her alone and see if they will become a pair on their own, or lock them up in a nesting box for a couple of days and see where it goes from there. I got them both to breed and raise their...
Top