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  1. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    A pigeon couple decided to nest in a large pot on our balcony and lay a couple eggs. Only one egg hatched, and at this point the fledgling is three weeks old, and the parents leave them alone most of the day and just come back to feed them. After a month and a half of using the pot their poo...
  2. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hi there, I like in S.C. I have a pillar outside my home under the roof hip near the front door that is now home to a nest. I guess the same pigeon's came last year but I do not remember there being a chick. I found a broken egg outside today. However, the bird is still there. So a couple...
  3. General Discussions
    First post here. Want to learn how to prepare the enclosure for hatching. I have had my 5 doves from youngsters, to exploring and returning home. Fun to experience how they explored their outdoors in wider and wider ranges. I have successfully raised wild birds from closed eyes to fully free in...
  4. General Discussions
    Hullo everyone! Very new pigeon parent here, so I am still learning normal pigeon behaviors and what to expect from them. I have been trying to read all the material I can find, but a lot of it is generalized and doesn't describe every tiny detail. So I got a pair of pigeons a little over a...
  5. General Discussions
    For the past 8 months my partner and I have been looking after two gorgeous, tame, but un-releasable pigeons. They are happy and have a large home. The opportunity has come up to look after another pigeon in need of somewhere to live, but we don't want to upset the dynamic our two already have...
  6. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Guys/Gals I have about 20 homers and a few tumblers. The tumblers are mated. My question is how do I know what birds are ready to mate. i am starting to notice who the males are by the puffy fish walk.... and noise.. my loft is in 2 sections. Larger flying bird section and smaller breeding...
  7. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I just got into the hobby of raising homing pigeons and my birds are starting to show interest in pairing up, so I am currently getting them paired up. Anyways, when do hens begin to lay eggs? Its January so I know its early lol, just curious. Its been really warm lately and im thinking the...
  8. General Discussions
    I've noticed that since mating and building a nest my male tumblers head is a little sparse in feathers, can see his pink skin in places. Would the female perhaps do this to line her nest? I have to admit that I hadn't given them nest material as they'd only mated a few days ago but I have now...
  9. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I've been keeping a pigeon for a friend of mine while she's out of town for the summer and I've had him for a month. He started out biting me all the time, but just recently he decided to be friends with me. Well, yesterday he started trying to gather nesting material, and today he started...
  10. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I read a big distributor of sanitary nest bowls have suspended their sales of this product due to complaints of high mortallity in young birds. The company said they are suspending till further research can be done to determine if the nest bowls are the cause, this applies to the product...
  11. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I am new to raising homing pigeons and was hoping someone can provide me with some answers. I recently built a loft to house my homing pigeons. The loft has 12 nest boxes and is split in the middle (6 boxes per side). I have a dual watering container that can be accessed on each side of the...
  12. General Discussions
    I have a few pigeons in my coop and its getting too crowded, i have a pair that had eggs and they soon hatch. Is it safe to move her nesting bowl to a different cage? if i move her and her mate would she still sit on her eggs?
  13. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hello everyone! I've been watching a pair of feral pigeons nesting on my balcony for about a month or two now. They have just laid another clutch of eggs, but I haven't seen the male in a couple of days and suspect that the female has been sitting the nest by herself. Is there any way to know...
  14. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hi, For the last couple weeks, my wife and I had been excitedly following the development of a pigeon family on our window ledge. We live on the second floor of an apartment building in New York City. ~19 days ago, a pair of pigeons began building a nest, with the first egg laid ~17 days ago...
  15. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    In April I had two ferals (Desmond and Molly) nest in one of my flower pots. Pinky and the Brain hatched May 1 and are now 7 weeks old and even though they can fly, they come back to roost on the balcony at night. When Pinky and the Brain were 3 weeks old, Desmond and Molly laid another two...
  16. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Hi, a few weeks ago a pair of pigeons built a nest in a tree in our back garden. The female then sat on the best while the male brought her food, however I have now not seen the male for over a week and am worried the female is not eating. Is this normal behaviour? If not is there anything we...
  17. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hello! I am new here, and excited about joining as I have become a huge pigeon lover in the last two months. :) I moved into an apartment almost two months ago, where i have a flock of pigeons as my neighbors, lol. They live right outside my window. Two of them have their nest on the window...
  18. General Discussions
    Hi. My pigeon pair have been mated for over two weeks now. And the male once brought a twig and a strand of hay... and that is that. Nothing more happened. Today, he brought two twigs again and they're just lying there. The construction is not being carried out any furthur. What behaviour is...
  19. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    So my bird Bleu, I do love her but she can be rather uncooperative sometimes when it comes to certain things. For example, nesting! She is going through an egg laying period right now. The first two wound up in my desk chair, the second two underneath her house on top of a pile of newspaper...
  20. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    So, I posted about a couple of pigeons that laid their eggs on my 6th floor balcony... I have since named them Desmond and Molly and refer to them as "my" pigeons. They (not so) cleverly nested in a place with zero cover from other birds and I've been trying to put up a non-invasive screen to...
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