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  1. General Discussions
    Hi, Does anyone have a recommendation on how to scare hawks away from a residential balcony where pigeons like to hang out, but without also scaring the pigeons away? Thanks for any advice!
  2. General Discussions
    This situation has me wondering: I winter in an RV park in south TX. We used to have 100 pigeons visit the park. In the last 5 years that has dwindled down to less then 10. Hawks been getting them. We see them, find feathers etc. There are also many wild doves. Morning and white wing. They feed...
  3. General Discussions
    Hey there. I'm new here and only 18 years old but I have a few questions about pigeons.. So recently my neighbor hand raised a couple of wild pigeons from a farm, and when they were 3 months old she released them. Well, one of them ended up on my parent's back porch and we began to feed it and...
  4. General Discussions
    I thought I'd share this story with folks here and maybe get some feedback on what I could do differently with my loft or flight training. This Wednesday I had 6 young birds ready for their first flight out of the loft so having only fed them in the morning, I opened the aviary and let them...
  5. General Discussions
    FROSTY WAS ON NEIGHBORS ROOF (sigh...) Thanks for reading. God bless
  6. General Discussions
    So it was Friday the 13th this March, we had a fantastic day at work and came home a little early on a beautiful warm and sunny day here in Denver. We took the elevator up to our modest west facing 10th floor balcony to say hello to our two favorite birds. Our big white mystery heritage...
  7. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I let my pigeons out this morning and left them for a minute to go nextdoor to the garage. I heard them all fly off so I ran over to check on them worried a hawk had gone after them. I found all the homers but not Manny my little egyptian swift. I looked around worried he was carried off until I...
  8. General Discussions
    Early saturday morning, I heard the a lot of flapping from Pigeon loft. When I went to check, I found a big HAWK attached to wire-mesh of the loft trying to get in and in the process totally terrifying/terrorizing the pigeons. Shortly after my arrival the HAWK too off but left me deeply...
  9. General Discussions
    I am a licensed falconer in Ontario. I am looking to trap a immature coopers hawk this year under permit from the MNR. Just thought some may want to know. Cheers
  10. General Discussions
    I recently got into pigeons and got a pair of Gaditanos on 12/24/13. I've been training the hen to fly home from around the neighborhood. My goal is to get her to fly home from my daughter's mom's house a mile away. Also to use her as a coach when I start flying my racing pigeons which I got...
  11. General Discussions
    Hello all, I have had my white homing pigeons since last September, but have not flown them yet out of the loft. I was told to wait until spring when the hawk migration gets better. Well, I am scared to fly them, and not sure when I should start. So none of them have flown yet, I have all...
  12. General Discussions
    Here's the unwelcomed visitor who killed one of my rollers through the fly pen wire. The roller was sitting too close to the side wire and the hawk could just get a couple of talons through the wire to kill him. Hard time for year for hawks they are getting desperate to find food since many of...
  13. General Discussions
    Came so close to losing Mr Pickens yesterday. I was outside with him on my balcony and he was sitting up on the roof gutter. I didnt see it coming but he obviously did. All of a sudden he was flying downwards at top speed with a massive hawk on his tail. I called him (screamed actually) and...
  14. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Hey Alamo, If you see this. Was reading an old post from 2008! Whatever happened to Crazy Al, the Hawk hunting pigeon?? Hope all is well with him!! lol :D
  15. General Discussions
    I know pigeons are just part of the food chain, but loosing a bird evertime I fly them is no fun. I have tried releasing at different times, locking up for periods of time, with no luck. I heard those reflector balls, hawk eyes, and fake hawks do not work. I am fairly new to the hobby. I...
  16. General Discussions
    I am about an hour away from my house, and ill be here till tomorrow. My roomate told me, that a falcon, or pigeon hawk, was sitting on my rollers breeding cage right next to the sliding glass door. Im worried, because about 2 weeks ago i found one if my champ racing hens of 2013 she was a...
  17. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    just got my first round flying last week and found out i got 2 pair of cooper nest that is within sight one on the west and another around north. last night lost a DC ybs to them since they double team my birds:mad: if this keep up i wont have any birds to train with.
  18. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello! I'm thinking about making my own small pigeon loft, and I only want to keep a few pigeons, solely as pets. What is the minimum amount I can keep outside in a loft? Take in mind that I live outside of Chicago and the winters get pretty cold. Also, how big should the loft be to accommodate...
  19. General Discussions
    We have three indoor pet pigeons and they go outside to a flight pen for a few hours most days. This afternoon, two of them were out in the pen and, since it was about to get dark, my son went to bring them inside. When he walked outside to our back yard, there was a hawk on the plastic mesh...
  20. General Discussions
    Here is the srtory... My buddy calls mew to tell me.. When he arrived hom on wednesday he noticed from far away that one of his roosters was attackinmg on of his hens. He quickly exits his car to save the poor hen. Unfortunatelyy the hen was already dead and this darn hawk was eating it, well...
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