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  1. General Discussions
    I finally decided to let my birds out for the first time after having them for a month. The young squawker homers stayed in the yard and rarely left the roof of the loft. But.... one of my goofy mookee looking rollers took off and hasn't been back and my red roller took off also. The red came...
  2. General Discussions
    can i let him out without having a feeding schedule? i just bought some pigeons and ill be gone for a month. by then they should be settled, but they won't have a feeding schedule while i'm not there. So, when i come back can i just let em out? and will they return eaven though they don't have a...
  3. General Discussions
    For a week HR, Jay n Brocky would come out of their flight box and fly 2ft to the top of the shed and then stretch their wings to the roof of the patio. The following week they decided to travel up to the top of our house roof. Last saturday they expanded their flight distance a little more...
  4. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I have six Pigeons, 2 females & 4 males. Two pairs have already laid eggs & two birds have hatched (10 days ago), I have ordered a pin & bob trap to add to my coop this week, I want to teach these babies to home, how long till they are old enough to start teaching them to fly? I should have 2...
  5. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    My neighbour has bought my partner 2 doves for her birthday. We have a dove cote and i have built a run which adjoins the DC. The person the doves were purchased from said they were about1 year old. Can you advise how long i would need to keep them in the cote/run before i let open the door. I...
  6. Performing Breeds
    So i decided to let out my Iranians for the first time this spring, they were very lazy and did not fly for 2 minutes. It was very hard to scare them of my neighbors roof because as soon as they flew up they would fly right on to the next one. They did tumble though. I flew them last summer for...
  7. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    And I went along thinking that since Tripp didn't leave, same with November. FALSE! I let the little guy out, Tundra wasn't interested, and he flew, what, a block away! I went trying to catch him, but he wouldnt co-operate! :mad::mad::mad::( Finally, he crashed into a window and fell into a...
  8. General Discussions
    Around 2PM today Kalani then Kiko both flew off the balcony. Kalani just flew from one balcony to another and took in the sun, so I could see her at all times. At around 3:45PM Kalani came back. Kiko flew so fast I lost site of him within seconds. I watched other pigeons fly, but Kiko was so...
  9. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    ok hello my pigeon friends,im jus new 2 all this,ive jus let my 2 homing pigeons out yesterday at 10am,they had been in the loft for 30 days,they seemed 2 enjoy there first fly until at 7pm one decided 2 go off,iwas dissapointed and thought maybe a hawk had got her..then this morning at 9am the...
  10. General Discussions
    I was given 35 racers to start a loft. I am pretty proud of the light airy loft I build. 18 nest boxes and several rails to perch on near the roof. I painted the inside of the loft and place a window at the right angle to catch the most light I could. The birds are breeding now. It started out...
  11. General Discussions
    Now this is what it's all about;). I let seven birds loose for the first time last night. They didn't go far, just to the top of the loft then back down, five or six times, but that is okay for the first time. The next door neighbor come over to see them and when I did the whistle and the feed...
  12. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Hi guys...I have a dilemma I need your advice on. I have just under 20 race birds that I've been settling for about 5 weeks now. Most of them look to be between 12 and 16 weeks old. Training these guys has been a joy. They come through the trap on feed call like bolts of lightning, eat out of...
  13. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I opened the aviary door early this morning to let them do what they were born to do, FLY! They have been settled here for 5 weeks. They must be having a ball because I cannot see them flying around the loft. From any of your past experiences, will the first flight be a nice long one, and I am...
  14. General Discussions
    So...I worked a whole week on food training and trap training. Finally he nailed it three times in a row. Took him up on the roof for a lookabout...the whole nine yards. So today was the big day. So I carried him out set him on the edge of the trap cage.... And he took off around the...
  15. General Discussions
    Well, today I let them fly for the first time. This a.m. I gave them just a little food, anticipating this evening when I got home to let them fly. Well, I opened the aviery and they walked out and looked around like,"what's this"? Finally, I gave them a little nudge and they all flew out and...
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