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  1. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    This is a first for me. I am fostering two feral pigeons and am wondering about when and where to release them. Can they learn to survive in my yard or is it best to try to release them around other pigeons? Will they be accepted by these other pigeons?
  2. Non Pigeon and Dove Bird Emergencies
    I am feeding 4 magpies that have just come out of the nest. My aim is to keep them healthy for the next week or two and teach them how to forage and release to the wild. They are eating well, preening, active etc. What has anyone else done to each them to forage and transition off of being...
  3. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    I rescued 2 different pigeons, adult male, adult female different days. From a nearby healthy flock at the park. Limping male, and flightless female. Had them for about 9 months indoor and they became couples and one cannot live without other for even 5 minutes. They made a remarkable...
  4. General Discussions
    I'm buying 2 pairs of homers and 4 singles. For the singles, there will be 2 male homers and 2 females. I have the option of female ferals, which have been rsised in captivity for generations or female rollers. I want to breed them to fly them. I simply want them to home and the furthest...
  5. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hi, I rescued a two-week old pigeon, and he is now about 5 weeks old. He has been living in my kitchen, and pooping on everything! By this age he has lost all of his yellow feathers,eats on his own, and flies around the house. I tried letting him outside on the balcony today, but he flew right...
  6. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hello all, I currently own 3 juvie rock pigeons. My neighbor caught these guys as a favor to a person who had to many, he was using them for training his dogs. Anyways, he let me take 3. They are all juvienile based on the sounds they made when I first got them. Anywho, I'm starting to feel...
  7. General Discussions
    I am hoping to get some good advise on exercising my newly rescued pigeon (two weeks with me now). She appears to be a white homing pigeon. I have her set up with the right housing and amenities. I understand that regular exercise is important. My concern is that once I release her into the...
  8. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hi all, I am new here, and I was hoping to find some people from London as I also have a legal question I need to ask. But my other questions are about feral pigeons so they are the same the world over. I have been taking an increasing interest in pigeons since I moved to my current address...
  9. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    I posted this in my previous thread so I apologise if you've already read this. Our feral friend the pigeon is doing well and I do believe is ready to fly! He looks healthy and flies up to sit on top of a chair. I think he is ready to go. My question is: How do I know for certain he is...
  10. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    So I rescued a pigeon at my job last week. I work among a bunch of boats and one of the maintenance workers destroyed a nest some pigeons had made in a boat. He left it to die, but I took it in. After reading the wealth of threads and information that you awesome people have provided, this...
  11. General Discussions
    I am currently rearing two feral pigeon squabs. And I am debating on what to do when they are grown. I have had two pet homers before and have raised two feral pigeons. Both feral pigeons I attempted to release ( unwillingly I was young and my mom made me). I think they are happier being...
  12. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    When you start to release the youngsters. Is it ok to do it twice a day? For instance you let them out like 8 am (15 to 30 min)then again lets say 4;30 pm. Or just once a day? Also when they start routing. Do you let them out once a day or twice? Just wondering how many times a day do you let...
  13. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I made a new loft. Much bigger. Its in the same yard same surroundings. So how long before releasing my homers ?
  14. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    I would appreciate any suggestions...I raised a pigeon that was abandoned on my balcony at 7 days old. I let her come and go from my apartment as she got older, and she eventually joined the flock outside. I've kept feeding her (Paloma) on my balcony, and, needless to say, this has attracted...
  15. General Discussions
    This is something that has bothered me for years. We know that the life expectancy of a feral pigeon is short, some sources say that 90% of juveniles die in their first year...beyond that the average is 3years. And yet, some people that rescue feral pigeons and give them a permanent home...
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