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  1. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Hello All, If I purchase and breed white homers from a petstore (that have no history of flying) – can the young be taught to fly and return to the loft? There are some pretty homers for sale at a petstore near my home that I would love to use for dove releases, but the petstore clerk said...
  2. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    When flying racing pigeons, what should i feed them? Should i give them food directly by hand feeding them directly follow by water? What food and how much water? Because it can be a long distance, they could get hungry and dehydrate along the way???
  3. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi All, I just got my first pigeon, he is fledgling right now, about 4 weeks old: I want to know what are some of the best methods of training a pigeon commands. These commands would be something like "Come to my shoulder" , "Come here". I guess this technique would revolve around...
  4. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I am not a pigon fancier, though I love to watch them and there are a pair of collared doves nesting in my garden. I work with really nice man who did not learn to read and write as a child - he is in his 60s now and I am helping him. His passion is his racing pigeons and I thought I could find...
  5. General Discussions
    i don't know if you have read my other thread but if you have, it would be helpful, but here it goes, should i start to train my young bird to fly now, or should i wait until she has settled down properly first, there is a pigeon fancier who lives in my town, has told me to train my bird by...
  6. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    One year ago my loft was finished enough to get my first Birds. I got six in Mar and lost three the first time they got out. I then got three in Apr, three in June, three in Sep, and four in Nov. Of the 19 Birds I have six left. I lost four to Hawks and nine during training tosses. The six are...
  7. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Found this on Ebay. I'm not planning on buying.....just thought that the pages pictured were interesting. Mainly, the third one showing the route that 4 pigeons took to go home. In case you can't read the small print, the little round dots were where the birds were dropped previously, working...
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