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  1. Show Pigeons
    Hello! I'm interested in getting some Lahores to breed/show/4h project and I wondered what would be best to feed? My local feed store sells 13%, 16%, and 17% feed, but I have read that I can feed plain chicken scratch to adult birds, but can I feed it to adult birds that are feeding squabs? What...
  2. Products and Equipment
    1945 edition in very good condition. Has been rebound by Toledo Library. This the book to have, hours of ready on every part of the pigeon world. $75.00 Contact me at [email protected]
  3. General Discussions
    I'm just wondering if there is anyone here that raises pigeons in such a way that in the end they pay for their own keep? And don't prove a real liability to the wallet. lol
  4. Pigeons & Doves Wanted & For Sale
    I am selling my copy of "The Pigeon". This is "the" book of pigeons. It is a 1945 edition with a new professionally rebound hard cover. It came from the Toledo Ohio library, where I assume it was rebound. It's in very nice condition. I'd like $75.00 plus the postage. Contact me at...
  5. General Discussions
    Hello. I'm Edward, from Northern California. I am brand new to the hobby,and have been reading a lot and watching videos for the past...2 months?? I have decided to build a simple 4x8 loft, and start with 2 pairs of pigeons. 1 pair of Janssen,to get away from hawks,to race,and because i think...
  6. General Discussions
    I have a chinese owl that is about a year old but he dont show alot of umpf in courting a female........ is there a reason for this or is it just the breed?
  7. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    in building the redrose loft getting 3 pairs of breeders and am going to fly the babies. so what dies weaning them off mean? how do i train them to come back? just put them in the aviary and get them going through the trap and teach them that whistling = food and let them out? how do i train...
  8. Archive - Small Talk
    Hello I am wondering if anybody has some really good tips to raising pigeons where to buy feed and supplies what to make the coop out of and any other important parts to raising pigeons as you can see i am a beginer. Thanks.:(
  9. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Please bear with me, I am new to raising pigeons and want to do a good job. I bought six young birds because, while I understand the reason for it, I hate the idea of prisoners. I also do not want two lofts. I am not into racing but enjoy the idea of homing. I have white homers because the guy I...
  10. General Discussions
    Hello, I have 6 pairs of breeders in a loft 4ft- 12ft- 8ft and some of the parents it seems when the youngsters get about 15-21 days the stop feeding and the youngster dies. All other birds are heatlty the nest mate is at least twice the size and full all the time. I'v had at least to breeding...
  11. General Discussions
    Lets say everything gose to cr=p. Job losses, food shortages get very bad ect. ect. And your local feed store has no grains avalible. So, you have pigeons that you can eat to help you survive, and give you a good sorce of protien. But how do you feed them to keep them reproduceing for you?
  12. Pigeons & Doves Wanted & For Sale
    i am in the market for some white homers, not for racing but if racing birds are available i am interested. please email me if any of you have or will have any available! I'm in western new york. Thanks in advance, Aaron
  13. General Discussions
    Hello my name is Tyler, I have been here on PT for almost 2 years but really didnt pay alot of attention for the first year. I really havent talked much about myself so here i go. I am 14, Enjoy watching my birds, I have been in pigeons since i was born my dad use to race with the up north...
  14. General Discussions
    I built a pigeon that is 8' by 12' and 12' high. It has two windows that open in to 8' by 8' wire cages for the pigeons. What I am looking to start is to raise 100-150 breeding and breed them. Then sell the squabs or raise them till there three months but transfer them to and other loft but...
  15. Archive - Small Talk
    This topic only relates indirectly to raising pigeons, but it is becoming a topic of concern to all who raise animals, gardens and live on this earth. I have formed a new group about becoming eco-aware and building sustainable conditions in a smaller community. Some of the building information...
  16. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Friends, My wonderful pet (devoted single young pigeon) "Birdy" flies freely around my apartment most days; he sits on my windowsill and looks outside, watching my backyard bird feeder and passerby neighbors. He is such a great pet to me... he sits on my lap when I watch tv, and coos in the...
  17. Archive - General Discussion
    I wish I would have known _____________ when I first started raising pigeons. I thought this could be educational for me.
  18. Performing Breeds
    I have never owned a Pigeon before but have been very interested i them.I have raised many different types of poultry and game birds.I really like the flight of the Rollers.Now is this a ok choice for a beginner my intentions are flying and raising these birds mainly for my own enjoyment.Any...
  19. Show Pigeons
    I am new to this site and am looking for help with a baby voorburg. His parents I believe were shot out of the sky and I am now his mother. He is a month old now. The first two days were the toughest because of hand feeding, Then he started eating and drinking on his own, and really had quite a...
  20. Hall of Love
    This is my white modena, he past away this summer (2007) due to some respiratory problem. He was my first and only baby modena.
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