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  1. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello, everyone! My partner and I found a pigeon yesterday while walking to the park with our dogs. The pigeon was found in the median of a major roadway on the ground. It had bloodshot eyes and blood coming out of its beak. We flushed its eyes with saline solution and the blood subsided...
  2. Performing Breeds
    hey there, my question is: if you were a novice fancier and just got 4 young preforming birds would you stock them without letting them fly so as to breed them and fly their offspring? or, would you fly them to prove them and run the risk of BOP attack, skying out, or flying away...
  3. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    As the title says, what is a good racing method for a novice to use. This is my first season really flying, and at the moment all my birds are kept in a 8'x8', was wondering if should split this into 2 sections, 1 for hens and 1 for cocks, or split it 1 for Racing and 1 for Breeding. Thoughts
  4. General Discussions
    My four birds were 42 days old They were using the trap and going in and out of the settling cage. They were flying around the aviary and had a great view of their surroundings. I tried letting them out for the first time. They were very hungry because I had only given them half their food the...
  5. General Discussions
    New to the site because i'm a new trainer, but I think I'm allergic to pigeons :confused: Is this possible? I'm breaking out in hives severly and I don't think i'm allergic to anything else besides motrin. If i'm allergic to these birds that I really want to train.. This is really going to suck. -_-
  6. General Discussions
    How's it going people. I'm pretty new at this, and really need help at breeding pigeons. I really don't know where to start, so if you guys can help me out i'd appreciate it :). Last week my dad bought 4 pigeons and told us that he used to breed them when he was a child. He's 40 now and work...
  7. General Discussions
    I just got about 30 mixed homing pigeons from someone. He never flew them and knows nothing about the breed. All are adult birds except for two small birds who are feathered out but can't fly yet. Don't know how old they are. I want to build a loft, and raise and keep about 10 birds that I can...
  8. General Discussions
    Hi people, Apologies if theres a thread on these boards already requesting the same info, this is my first time on the forums so please bear with me :). I've always loved watching pigeons and I'm particularly fascinated by the tumbler varieties ; I love the way they move and roll and the general...
  9. General Discussions
    Hi, everybody! I'm brand-new to the board and had a few (okay, a lot of) questions about pigeon keeping. I've never kept pigeons before, although I have kept various parrots and parakeets for many years. Obviously, one cannot let a pet parrot fly freely--you'd never see it again--and little...
  10. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I am new to homers and planning to build a loft this Spring, get some young birds, hopefully train them to home and keep them healthy. I was wondering which books you guys and gals would recommend for a beginner to start his homing racing library? Thanks
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