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  1. General Discussions
    Hi, I have recently rescued 2 ringneck(and hoping male and female) doves. They were kept at a co-op for a year and a half and in a TINY cage :( So I wanted to give them a better happier life. I have them in my barn at the moment in a beautiful enclosure about 3 feet wide 4 feet high and 2.5...
  2. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    So I have a light on a timer in the loft, so if I have conditions right, how long before I see nesting activity
  3. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    My birds haven't been on lights or anything but they all seem willing to pair up, is it okay if I pair them up now? Without having those extra lights? My original plan was to have them on lights for 2 weeks but I was thinking about just putting them together and keeping the lights on while they...
  4. Show Pigeons
    Tomorrow starts my 2012 breeding season in full speed. I have put all my pairs together this week. Tomorrow I will put lights on a timer in the loft giving the birds that false spring feeling. Hope to have all my pairs on eggs by mid Dec. That way I can start banding birds early Jan. I am...
  5. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Winter is here (I have snow already), and breeding season is getting closer and closer. I still need to install lights in the loft and I am wondering what kind are the best, what light bulbs should I be using to mimic sunlight?
  6. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    We took in our homing pigeon after it was attacked by a hawk and survived by getting trapped between a fence and a statue. She is fearful of returning outdoors, and has been in a 3X5X4 foot cage in our bedroom, which she refuses to leave. She has been in this cage for the past six months, and...
  7. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    We all know that keeping the birds on extended daylight hours manipulates the bird's internal clock. So, do you think that when the birds on a light system are loft flown in the afternoon, they dont realize that it will be getting dark soon?? It seems like I have had more birds spend the night...
  8. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I want to keep lights on in the loft to speed up breeding but don't know how to go about it. Do i just turn them on for a hour a day or 12 hrs? Some people in the club leave them on all night and some different hrs. The reason I am doing this is they have decided as a club to move the first YB...
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