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  1. General Discussions
    Just have to share this story with our pidgie-loving friends. The other day our missing pet pidgie flew 15 miles into town, where she'd never been before, and ended up at our daughter Tara's school. Principal thought the pidgie was dive-bombing people, but really she was trying to get into the...
  2. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    So, I was watching a NatGW documentary tonight. Called Worlds Weirdest, Animal Einsteins. Part of the show was about pigeons. They zeroed in on Homing Pigeons in particular. (It was nice that pigeons were recognized as an "Animal Einstein") They briefly discussed former theories of how...
  3. General Discussions
    Wasn't sure if this question belonged here or in Pet Pigeons, so I'm risking that I've gone to the right place ... <grin> This summer I added a pair of Lavender Lahore pigeons to my loft. They bred succesfully and I now have two young birds. Unfortunately I lost the mother hen to a Coopers...
  4. General Discussions
    Hello all, I am brand new to this forum--just starting to research the possibility of keeping pigeons. I live in a suburban neighborhood in coastal NC, and I think white homers are what I'm going to go for--probably the best tolerated by neighbors. When I lived in the country, I always kept a...
  5. General Discussions
    Since I started flying my homers, I have been cautioned many times to not let young birds get too strong on the wing before flying them. This advice was first offered to me when I started loft flying fourteen young birds that I purchased at around twelve weeks of age. I didn't have any problems...
  6. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Hello everyone, I need a little help with what to feed my birds. I have been feeding them wild bird seed with whole green peas and sprouted wheat added in. Is this okay or should I do something different? My birds seem to be healthy. If I were to mix my own feed what would be the best...
  7. General Discussions
    Okay first are feral pigeons homing? Second if you take feral adults and put them in a cage will they ever breed? Thanks Shrek
  8. General Discussions
    Is there a certin kind of pigeon that are able to be homing pigeons or is it all kinds of pigeons? please help. thanks in advance. (go easy on me i just joined)
  9. Performing Breeds
    Hi, I have been searching through the threads in regards to portable/mobile loft training. I live in the city and want to train (German Owls, hopefully) to fly at the local park/green space with me. I have checked out all local bylaws and am good to go, but had a few questions with regards to...
  10. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I have changed my mind about asking this question. I could not figure out how to cancel this thread.:o
  11. Performing Breeds
    Would it be wise, to increse the homing instinct in Tipplers? Would they drop too soon?
  12. General Discussions
    He hatched Dec 26. It was his first time out and must have gotten scared. He was on the ground in front of his house just looking around and flew into an oak tree. I tried to nudge him out and he made a big circle across the street, down low then flew higher and back over the tree then down...
  13. Archive - General Discussion
    I'll be getting my first 2 pigeons next week, and although I've read a ton there's some things that I'm getting very confused about and I thought you experienced pigeon parents would be able to help. First of all, what do I need to have on hand when they get here? Where do I buy pigeon feed...
  14. Archive - General Discussion
    I was looking into getting a pair of archangels and was wondering are they like homing pigeons or are they fancy pigeons that you can't fly? I've been trying to look on the search engines but have not found anything that tells me one way or the other.
  15. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    The hybrid who flew away and came back was laying on eggs this morning. I didn't realize it was the hybrid, so I took the eggs as usual, but then noticed her leg band and put them back as they are almost always sterile, I understand. I also have heard it is rare to have a female hybrid (my...
  16. Archive - General Discussion
    I am still trying to find out what breed of pigeon i should get. I was thinking about some white homers, but im not sure. What breeds are good looking and are easy to take care of?
  17. Archive - General Discussion
    Hi there I found a sick racing pigeon (broken leg and damaged wing) last winter and nursed it back to be healthy enough to fly and feed. I found its owners address through the ring number but before I could get in touch the computer it was on crashed and we lost the info. Hektor the pigeon kept...
  18. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    HE'S BACK!!!! There was no sign of the hybrid that escaped yesterday for most of the day. I finally had to leave to run an errand and when I got back at four, he was sitting on the tent!!! I gave him a good spray from the hose but he flew to the neighbor's roof, then back to the tent. I set...
  19. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    So yesterday I began the process of moving the tent back to the other side of the yard. Cleaned out the wire aviary, moved it all the way across the yard to where the tent is, and last night after dark moved the pigeons into there. This morning I got up and dismantled the tent, set it up where...
  20. Archive - Small Talk
    Gidday, im new here (updated with Pic) Hi all, as you may have guessed, This is my first visit and The first of many posts to come. Im very new to pigeons, however im an eggspert with other birds, chooks especially. I have a magpie sanctuary where i rescue, rehab then release them. I was...
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