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  1. Training and Behavior
    Hi. I hope everyone is keeping well. Can someone tell me is it possible to race young birds from the south in say a 250 mile race then as yearlings race them from the North in a 500 mile race and then the following year race them from the South West at a distance of 1000 miles? The birds...
  2. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hello! I have two pigeons who live in the eave of my current house that I will be moving out of in a few months. I have been feeding them for the last year and a half and spend a lot of time with them. I really adore them and am sad at the thought of not seeing them anymore. I will probably...
  3. General Discussions
    I keep a small flock of (now 12) white homing pigeons as pets. When I let them out to fly they only stay in the air for a 2 or 3 minutes then come back down to land. They will take off again a few times, circle the house about 4 times, then come back down again. Also they don't go very...
  4. Training and Behavior
    Hello, At what temperature is it too hot to fly the racing pigeons? In SoCal, temperatures reach above 100+ but i want to know when that cutoff point would be. Is 85 degree or 90 degree weather already too hot? Please help.
  5. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I had two pigeons, hatched April 2018, not sexually mature yet, and they used to live at a different house and were flown, but never taken out for a toss. I moved, and they seemed to have taken to the new loft well, although they were a little shaky on homing when I took them out, the furthest...
  6. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello, I am from South Korea, and I adopted a white pigeon last week. So he must be about 5~6 weeks old. Though I have been growing him by myself for only a week, he is pretty tamed that he climbs onto my finger or my shoulder when I stretch my hand into the box where I put his nest...
  7. General Discussions
    I have been trying to find a map on the computer that is easy to use for flight distance. I did not think it would be that hard but everything I have found is very hard. Any suggestion would be wonderful! Thank You!
  8. Training and Behavior
    Hi All. Fairly new to this. Have 11 homers I got as chics back in September. Have been loft flying them several days a week, always come home except those lost to hawks. Took a 1 mile down the road today to do my first road drop. Took 5 birds, all paired with mates back in the loft. Released...
  9. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Is it possible to dominate when one works 50 hours a week. Liberation point is to the West. I work North Northeast of Loft. I could definitely toss from my work truck on the way to work from time to time. Full disclosure I don't own any bird yet just doing research until I get them. Looking for...
  10. General Discussions
    I have a small flock of four birds. 1. Racing Homer 2. Birmingham Roller 3.New York Flying Show Flight 4. Mixed Breed ( Daughter of 2, and 3) The first three not the daughter were all rescued one year ago after not being able to make it home to their lofts for various reasons i'm not sure. I...
  11. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    So, around August I obtained a 2 week old racer squab who we named Marble. I was hoping for a girl, my last pigeon was male (poor boy died of cancer too soon), and I really didn't want to have to worry too much about the aggression a male pigeon displayed. Low and behold, Marble is currently a...
  12. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hey there! I'm new to the forum and to pigeons so ANY advice is helpful for me in this thread! I'm interning at a nature center that has tons of different animals but a few months back we received a non-releasable pigeon. I'm told that he was placed in with the song birds at first and swiftly...
  13. Training and Behavior
    Hello pigeon and dove people! I have a chinese spotted dove male. His name is Naps. Naps has been raised by my wife and I since he was around 3-4 days old. We found him in a rosemary hedge after a storm. He has since bonded and fixated on me with wing-flipping things, building nests in my...
  14. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello all, Just joined the forums and although I have a lot of questions, many are being answered just by reading what's here. What a wonderful place! I have been pals with Cosmo for about four months now. He's an all-white ring necked dove with black eyes. I'm assuming he is male because the...
  15. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I have been raising homing pigeons for 1.5 years now and have been extremely frustrated with how things have gone. I originally bought squeakers when I got into the raising homers and needless to say, when I let them out of the loft they never went back in. After that endeavor, I bought adult...
  16. Training and Behavior
    Hello! I am not currently a pidge mom (though it's in the works), and I'm wondering if anyone knows of any training or tricks to help pigeons/doves bond with their person. I'm also meaning general training - can you train them to step up or step down from your hand on command? Can you train them...
  17. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Do other fliers mix old birds with young birds when taking them down the road? I have not done this I only take the young birds by themselves 1 mile, 5 miles, 10 miles, 20 miles, and 40 miles. I then release them with my mentors YB 2X 50 miles and once 80 each week until the races start.
  18. General Discussions
    hey guys! within the week i will be a new pigeon mommy. i have had birds in the past, but this will be my first...exotic? i will be purchasing my racer/homer from a reputable breeder near me. it will be a black eagle with janssen blood. however this is a very new experience. ive asked all...
  19. Loft Designs
    unfortunately it seems you are misinformed of the purpose of pigeons in dog training. It is my standpoint derived from extensive study of dog training practices and conversations with dog trainers and owners that pigeons are used for site training of dogs. The benefit of pigeons over game birds...
  20. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    My pigeon has been difficult to get back in his cage at night. It had become a nightly ritual to turn out the lights and try to catch him by hand to place him in his cage. I hated doing that because I really feel like it contributed to him not wanting to come near me; I don't like the idea that...
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