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  1. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Time-sensitive - How to protect a pigeon nest from predators? Hello all, I'll try to make this long story short. I live in the city. I found a feral pigeon nest on my balcony when I moved into my new place a few weeks ago. Soon there were two eggs, and I watched with glee as the parents took...
  2. General Discussions
    Ok so I have 5 tipplers and 3 of them have babies they are raising. I got each of these birds at different times and I've bonded with each of them individually. My first bird "sandy" loves building a nest. Whenever she is out for her free flight time she's picking up sticks and grass and...
  3. General Discussions
    FROSTY WAS ON NEIGHBORS ROOF (sigh...) Thanks for reading. God bless
  4. General Discussions
    Hello My neighbour is in her late 80's. Her husband had a chicken and a pigeon in a small coop in their backyard for ten years. He passed away 7 years ago, so she has been looking after them since. Just a couple of weeks ago, the chicken died a horrible death from rats! She called me to come to...
  5. General Discussions
    Building a trap for my homers and was wondering if birds of prey will see and use those traps as well. Has any one encountered this? What style of homemade trap would you recommend? My only requirement would be that the birds can see through the trap. Some pics would really help. Thanks.
  6. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I have read on many online sites, how a white spot on the rump of a racing pigeon tends to increase the birds chances of not being taken by predator birds. I wasn't really thinking about this in connection with my birds until today when I was out back and just watching my birds bath. Here is...
  7. General Discussions
    I've only had my loft up and running for a few weeks now...everything was going so smoothly until 5 am this morning. My dogs woke me up (2 big german shepard crosses) at 5am this morning, just a few minutes before my alarm went off. Both of them were going nuts...bristled up and snarling like...
  8. General Discussions
    I read an article recently about a racer trying out canadian goose decoys to scare off hawks. It works well for him. Then I got to thinking, and he does have a good idea there. Every year we have several geese down here at our pond until eventually one pair sticks around and lays. I've found we...
  9. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I'm thinking about getting a place with a couple of open acres next to a forest preserve. I'm wondering how my pigeons would do there if let out for supervised or unsupervised free flight. I could make hawk and ground predator safe dove coats and have an indoor aviary but they would be preyed...
  10. General Discussions
    Hi Everyone I'm a new poster and have a question about varmints. I found a coopers hawk in my loft, he got in through the bobs.Will the belgiun drop trap keep these guys out? If not what else can be done? My home is not near my loft and locking it can be trouble some. Thanks Rich K
  11. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Do to the problems we all seem to be having with hawks and predators is it possible someone can do a sticky on the subject?
  12. General Discussions
    hello ok my pigeon was raised around cats, my cats are well trained when around me they wont touch my pet birds but will go after wild ones I dont know what to do tho my pigeon has no fear what so ever of cats is there any way to teach him to fear them? Im worried if i let him out he will...
  13. General Discussions
    I would like to make a post about under standing animals as they are not always at fault as I see allot of post on cats hawks owls snakes... any one welcome to put there 2 cents in, I’ll start by saying I’m a trapper hunter fisherman and always-raised helped and loved animals and also planting...
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