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  1. General Discussions
    Help with breed id... Here is the photo of a few in their old loft several months ago. They have very tight body feathers, and just a little fluffier around the neck (mostly males do)The cock who is farthest from front, is at least 17yrs old. (I'm sure you can tell he is older) I will add...
  2. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hello. I have just had an injured pigeon enter my life- a feral Rock Pigeon, who has apparently lost sight in his right eye. I have a double flight cage on its way and have questions I hope someone can help me with. I am in North Central Texas. I am understanding this one would benefit from...
  3. General Discussions
    Hi everyone - happy to have found an active pigeon forum and hoping you may be able to give me a bit of guidance. I moved to a new home a few days ago, the property has a coop that has chickens on one side and pigeons on the other. We wanted the previous owners to leave the chickens and I'm well...
  4. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Greetings! Just two months ago I rescued a pigeon that was attacked by a cat. I found him in my horse's stall and he couldn't fly, so I immediately caught him, and borrowed my friends bucket to put him in. There is no pigeon friendly rescue near me, so I took him home and treated him as best...
  5. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello, I do hope someone will be able to give me some advise. I have never owned pigeons but grew up as a child with my neighbours racing pigeons so have always had a love of them. Im now in my late 40's and a few months ago my partner who is in pest control unfortunately had to do a pigeon...
  6. General Discussions
    Have just got some pigeons and their original coop, so basically have just relocated them. I have noticed that two of the pigeons seem to have lost some feathers around their neck and eyes. These two chase the other pigeons away from the food at feeding time until they have finished and then...
  7. General Discussions
    I have a lot of experience with birds but never had pigeons.Ive had several parrots and I do currently have chickens but pigeons are completely new for me. I recently got four baby homing pigeons of various colors. Three babies are 22 days old. The fourth one is 17 days old and i hand feed him...
  8. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Hello All! Found a Pigeon and convinced him to set up shop in my garage. Was banded, found the owner who said I could keep him, which I have gladly done. He has been in my garage rafters for the past few months and comes down for food and water and is very excited when we are around. With the...
  9. General Discussions
    I just join a racing club and im really exited, thers only one problem i have no clue of what pigeons are good to race can someone help me pls. Also were can i buy some? any comments or tips that you can give will be helpful thanks a lot, Hope to make good friends in this site
  10. General Discussions
    I just got my first pigeons they are Stettiner tumblers I have had them for 1 month and have 2 eggs do I need to get a different set of pigeons to feed the young and what type of bands do I get for them. Last were can I find a breeder as I would like to get a few more stettiners.
  11. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello to all, I'm in the process of getting a OGO pigeon(s) a pet and have a few questions. 1) Can I just keep one if I devote all my time to it? 2) What size caging as in deminsions is best for one(possibley pair)? 3) Are there any advantages keeping them inside versus outside? 4) would...
  12. Loft Designs
    whipped this up in about 30 seconds, is this big enough for 2 pigeons, cage a foot and a half deep loft another foot and a half deep, 3 feet across, cage 3 feet high, loft 2 and a half feet high in back 3 feet and a half high in front.....just started first idea prob going with it just to have...
  13. General Discussions
    THIS IS NOT AN ADVERTISEMENT I just wanted to put this out there but when I was first getting into the sport of Racing Pigeons I had a hard time finding good information. A lot of things I came across were hard to understand or wanted to sell you something. After 3 month of looking for...
  14. General Discussions
    Last night my brother brought a pigeon to my door that was hurt. As I was holding it the poor little thing passed away, just broke my heart! I noticed the band and did some research and found the club this bird was registered with and called the President and we spoke to great lengths about...
  15. General Discussions
    Greetings to all! A quick note to introduce ourselves and to say 'hello' and that we are glad to have found this site. Our flock at this time consists of Me [Ken] my wife [Tracy] our 3 boys: John [14] , Graham [forever 9 in Heaven] and David [4]. We live in S. Orange County, California- We...
  16. General Discussions
    Always wanted to get some homers, I got 4 at an auction. I already have chickens, guinea fowl, etc. so I have an idea of basic care. Things I would like to know are... How long until I can fly these birds, flown adults, that they will not go straight to their original home, if ever? What is...
  17. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Hey guys this is my first post and I am a NOOB when it comes to all this pigeon stuff. So I am having a problem with some birds in my coop. My brother-in-law gave me two of his 2009 birds to breed so they could have babies in my coop. They bred and layed two eggs, only one hatched but it was a...
  18. General Discussions
    I am wanting to get into the pigeon hobby. I do not want to race them but I do want to be able to turn them loose, watch them fly and then return. I would assume I need homing pigeons but not knowing anything about the different breeds perhaps not. I will want to raise little ones so as to...
  19. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Ok so I dont even have a coop let alone a pigeon , but I do have questions. I would like to raise two pigeons in my back yard. SO Im thinking I need a loft for two with a little 4x4 aviary attached? WOuld that be accuret? Any and all help would be awsome!
  20. General Discussions
    Hello all, Just joined your group. I'm fairly new to the pigeon "hobbie", if that is the correct term. I live in northern New York State and have had several flocks of homers with varying success. Never raced, just kept them as pets (again, if that is the correct term) and like to watch them...
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