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  1. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    EDIT: I've come to a decision on the matter. I don't seem to be able to delete my post so I guess I'll ask a more open question: Would anyone care to share interesting stories about bonds between birds?
  2. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I could use some advice if you don't mind, guys. I've had my beloved little pidgies for about ten years now, and my parents have been very supportive and stepped up as pigeon-sitters when I moved to go to college. My parents are retiring and moving in two years though, and I'm still in grad...
  3. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    ok i know that you should start training your pigeons when they are about 6-8 weeks old, but what about older pigeons that you acquire. I have some that a friend gave me, they are approximately a year old that he had trained to return to his loft. they have here in my loft for about 3 1/2...
  4. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Hi All I bought 36 white birds in February. I already had 8 white birds, 4 of them were bandits. I have lost two to an Owl. These two escaped from the door when I went in. I currently have 12 babies, 2 I have trap trained (sputnik)they are about 2 months old. When I release them they will fly...
  5. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I have a pair of birds here I bred from this year. I got these birds cause they are old and the guys that had them were not having luck breeding them. These were from different places. The hen is a cross to say the least delbar/visser and arden/horeman. She had 2 club 1st yb, 1st club and 2nd...
  6. General Discussions
    one of my hens laid a small egg last night and its about 3/4 the size of a normal egg its not THAT small but i was just wandering if the chick will be normal??
  7. General Discussions
    I have noticed a sudden outbreak of pox on my young ones the last few weeks and it tends to start when the babies are around 3 weeks old. We dont have a vaccine here, so i was thinking what if i took the babies out to a seperate cage so i can attended to them better, can they feed themselves or...
  8. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    just out of curiosity,, i wonder if members would be willing to say [ 1] how many birds you bred in 2006 for 2007 young bird and old races? [2] how many old birds left now racing?
  9. Performing Breeds
    Does anybody know any specific breed like those? Are anybody who breeds tipplers of this kind. I am trying to find pure white birds that have pearl eyes, that fly high and for over 5 hours. Thanks, John
  10. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Hello, I was given some 2007 racing pigeons that were never let out of the loft to fly. The loft is an open loft that they could see they yard and house. Will they fly back to their birthplace even thou they have never been out to fly around?
  11. General Discussions
    This is probably in the archives somewhere but I'm feeling too lazy to look it up today :p Today when I looked my birds over , one of the young birds looks kind of ratty and they all are not as slick and shiney looking as a week or so ago it seems . Note that : #1 It has been dryer and...
  12. General Discussions
    If some of you remember I let my pigeons out for the first time and a 3rd of them didn't come home. The lady that owned them before got ahold of me and they went to her old house. So now I can find out what is what and get back my other run aways! :D Looks like I'm going to build another loft...
  13. General Discussions
    Hi there, well im trying to get foundation stock for my wedding releases but it seems that i cannot obtain any squeakers. all the breeders here are breeding in spring ,now its autumn here. Spring will be too late for me. I can buy stock birds and breed from them. I can pick them up tommorrow. I...
  14. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    i have about 15 homers, all have been settled to my loft. all i am interested in doing is loft flying my birds, can i just "let them out" or is there some other method i should use for introducing them to freedom? they are already used to going in and out of the coop as i will let them out via...
  15. Loft Designs
    Hi all. I'am new here and hope to learn. I'am building a new loft 8x16 and having three areas. two 8x6, and the middle one 8x4. now about scraping poop. do i make openings at floor level for each compartment to push the poop out? also i thought it can house 60 birds? I do not want to over...
  16. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    my three weeks old and two weeks old chicks has swollen glands under thier trout, after i feed the parents with garlic ... i open their mouth to get a closer look, its kind of whitish and reddish, and the good thing they still swallow food.. thos anybody know the remedy to reduce the swollen...:o
  17. Archive - Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    These pigeons get their timing right. I had my eye on this visitor to my balcony for a couple of weeks - just something 'not quite right' - and on Good Friday I was able to scoop her up without protest. This was about 3PM, and I was leaving to go to Cynthia's (180+ miles) around 6PM. Though...
  18. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    to Greenville, SC for the first Old Bird race of the season. My birds are flying around 190 miles. This is a new race station, so we don't have the GPS coordinates yet, but 190 miles is close. All week long the weather web sites have been predicting SW winds, which would have been perfect for...
  19. General Discussions
    He hatched Dec 26. It was his first time out and must have gotten scared. He was on the ground in front of his house just looking around and flew into an oak tree. I tried to nudge him out and he made a big circle across the street, down low then flew higher and back over the tree then down...
  20. Archive - General Discussion
    I was wondering would it be benifical to the youngbirds if once a week or so you would give colostrum milk to help the imune system,
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