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  1. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hi, first time on the boards, just wanted to check that I'm doing things right & want advice re release later. Please bear with me, this will be a long post. I want to give you the full picture, including his behaviour. So I work for a pizza delivery company as a driver. Being in a semi rural...
  2. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    So, last week while riding home on the local bike path from brunch, my husband and I came across a fluffed up pigeon that would not fly away and was being accidentally tortured by a bunch of drunken tailgaters that were stampeding past the poor thing every few minutes. I scooped it up and...
  3. Non Pigeon and Dove Bird Emergencies
    Today, my parent's friends brought me a sparrow since they knew I was big on birds. Apparently their cat brought this little fellow and they don't know where it was from, where are the parents, etc. I can't refuse a bird in need so I thought I might give it a try but this is more challenging...
  4. Training and Behavior
    Hi All. Fairly new to this. Have 11 homers I got as chics back in September. Have been loft flying them several days a week, always come home except those lost to hawks. Took a 1 mile down the road today to do my first road drop. Took 5 birds, all paired with mates back in the loft. Released...
  5. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi y'all, I hang out at the local animal shelter quite often, and they know me as "the bird lady" because I have a lot of chicken friends that stay rent-free on my property. I went in there a couple of weeks ago to say hi, and one of the ladies who works there asked, "So, are you here to adopt...
  6. Loft Designs
    Hello all. I had a run-in with an injured racing pigeon a month or two ago. Long story short I took him home and nursed him for a few days before being able to get in contact with the owner (in another state!) who I was able to send the bird back to. The experience revived an old interest I had...
  7. Loft Designs
    Hi I'm VERY new to this...as in my wife was just talking to her sister who's husband has been racing pigeons for about 50 years now and now she's got it in her head that this should be a new hobby for us. He is going to be sending us 4 babies and a breeding pair next spring for free since nobody...
  8. Loft Designs
    Hello everyone, I'm new to this forum and new to pigeon ownership. I've owned budgies and chickens before and I am currently doing research into owning pigeons. As this is my first time owning pigeons I would like to start off small. I've become fascinated with white Indian Fantail pigeons. I...
  9. General Discussions
    Even thou I keep pigeons for a bit of time I do get a lot of obscurities about how to manage them. I still have a small loft that I built for rescued pigeon and few more and understood that it is too small, uncomfortable and not right in some ways like ventilation. I wish to build another loft...
  10. Pigeons & Doves Wanted & For Sale
    I broke down and purchased a few young birds from whitepigeonsales. I spent way more than I had planned, but just got caught up in my excitement about starting a loft. Now, I am thinking that when the time comes, I will be afraid to let the more expensive birds out of the loft! I definitely...
  11. General Discussions
    Hello, we just learned of this hobby and have become fascinated by it. We have purchased two aviaries and are fitting mini lofts for the birds to live in. We will be building a formal loft in 2016. We are trying to see if anyone in the San Antonio-Hill Country-Austin areas (or surrounding...
  12. General Discussions
    Hello, did not see a section for introductions so I figured I would stick it here. Moderators please move if necessary. My name is Richard and I am planning on getting back into the raising of pigeons. I do not have any plans to race or show them, just get a small flock and fly them for my own...
  13. General Discussions
    Hi My name is chuck and I am in my 50"s and I am in the mist of joining a club I had a brother-inlaw when I was a kid raise and race them but I always wanted too but could not afford it not that I can now be retired lol but I am going to do my best to get some good racers,I already built...
  14. General Discussions
    I am new to pigeons, I picked up 6 young pigeons (Never Been Flown) but full feathered, and 3 older mated pair. I have one person telling me I need to fly my young birds right away and another guy telling me to not fly them for at least 4 weeks. They both agree not to let the Mated pair fly for...
  15. General Discussions
    Hello ALL! My name is Vince and I am looking for connections to Modenas. I've done some research online and connected with the National Modena group, but I am coming across very little information with Modena's, especially in the Pacific Northwest. Anyone out there willing to help a guy out...
  16. General Discussions
    Hi everyone I just wanted to show off my new pigeons.
  17. General Discussions
    Hi, First I would like to apologize if my English is not that good. I am new here in Pigeon talk forum and I thank google that i landed here on my search about pigeons (after some reading I find out that this forum consist of cool people with a good heart and ideas) which really got my...
  18. General Discussions
    Looking for advice on building a loft in MN. We have a pair of West of England Tumblers that my son acquired this winter. They have been living in a large cage indoors but I think they would be much happier outside. Just wondering about venting, insulation/ heating needs. Any advice for a newbie?
  19. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I have a male pure white ringneck dove who I adore. However, he's driving us all nuts this year with his obvious desire for a mate. Truthfully I'm a bit ignorant on mating practices with doves (I know they mate for life though) and he wasn't acting like this last year. I also do not know his...
  20. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I bought four adult homing pigeons, two male and two female, from a breeder two days ago. I'm hoping to breed them and train the families as homers. I have a large coop in my back yard. They've already been trained to another coop, so I haven't let them out yet. The coop is big enough for them...
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