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  1. General Discussions
    Is it practical/possible to maintain a dovecote as they were years (100s of years) ago? Imagining a tower (4x5x8h ish, maybe 10 nest boxes), predator resistant with the only access though a latched door for me and a high-up poop door for the birds... after a few pair are homed there, just leave...
  2. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I have 3 sections in my loft. I have 10 cocks with small nest boxes in one section and hens in another section and another section with nest boxes but no birds. My plan is to introduce the pairs 1 or 2 at a time in the empty section for a few days and then put them back in the cock and the hen...
  3. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I have a bit of a situation with my ybs being strong on the wing. (Kind of a long read but only way I know to describe the situation) I did not feed my team their usual 2 cups of feed last Friday, I cut it in half to one cup of feed. Saturday, I removed their drinker in the morning and...
  4. General Discussions
    I usually let my birds out 2 times a day. I have a sputnik type drop trap that I just open. At about 7 am I open it and leave it for about an hour. Then I close it so the birds have to trap to eat. I whistle them in and feed them at this time. For you people with open lofts what do you do with...
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