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  1. 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...
  2. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    When I bought my young birds in December the breeder said that they were ready to be homed and he pulled out 4 flight feathers on one of their wings. He said that they would then have a chance to get to know the surrounds of their loft before they began to fly. I certainly had no trouble with...
  3. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I just had to redesign my loft to make it a breeders pen, to do that blocks off my trap door. I only have 12 birds trained to this loft is it possible to retrain them to come in a different door on this same loft?
  4. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I turned out 13 squeekers that were 6 weeks old. They were out in a setteling cage for about a week. They trapped well at feeding time. This morning I turned them out for the first time. They all came out at 06:30 AM. About 10 minutes later something spooked them. 9 took off and flew all around...