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  1. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello, I am asking this on behalf of a friend: she has a pair of doves nesting in a tree, and they have chicks. One of them died from the cold (of the chicks) and she is concerned about the other. The chick is just starting to learn how to fly. Is there anything she can do to help him? He is not...
  2. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hi all, I'm new to the world of pigeons so please forgive my ignorance. Recently moved into a new apartment in September (Toronto, Canada). My boyfriend and I have noticed two wild pigeons that habitually return/sleep on our bedroom balcony. Because we don't use the balcony, we've decided to...
  3. General Discussions
    So my single lady pigeon laid an egg and is all fluffed up, and I think may be laying another. I wasn't expecting eggs because she is alone, and it's winter...my concern is that she is by herself and I don't want her staying on a nest 24/7 and not eating/drinking enough. She is in a nest box...
  4. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Hi, winter is starting here in islamabad,pakistan. at night we have temp 0-5 C . I close my birds in covered section while 90% of door close and 10% open (of covered section) for ventilation. At what temperature we should cover them completely ? If they are not directly expose to wind, what...
  5. General Discussions
    Yesterday (11/2/16), my Dove laid her first egg ever. I heard that eggs cannot be fertile in the winter, only in seasons like the spring or summer. Is this true?
  6. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I just bought 5 young homers from a bird website and i have a coop in my bathroom window (its complicated) but long story short, i built them a wooden door with a screen so they can see outside. But the problem is that its getting cold and they are shivering but i am trying to stick them. If i...
  7. General Discussions
    Hi, I have recently rescued 2 ringneck(and hoping male and female) doves. They were kept at a co-op for a year and a half and in a TINY cage :( So I wanted to give them a better happier life. I have them in my barn at the moment in a beautiful enclosure about 3 feet wide 4 feet high and 2.5...
  8. General Discussions
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNyeQIrcqhw The season is almost over...
  9. General Discussions
    Neat story, I also noticed how incredibly warm/hot my baby dove is when holding him today. Pigeon warmth – Georgetown News Democrat: Pigeon warmth Life really is such a wonder. A... http://bit.ly/1h4VyXN...
  10. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    So it's 17dg outside right now. While heading to the gym I saw a lethargic female rock pigeon among a couple active ones. They were eating while she remained fluffed and huddled next to the building on the sidewalk. I spent an hour in the gym and on the way back she was still in the same spot...
  11. General Discussions
    So in about a week I expect my pair's eggs to hatch. I wrote about this pair in my "winter breeding/high blood pressure" post lol. In the original post I discussed being really worried about the babies getting cold and freezing to death once they get around the 10 day mark . This pair has...
  12. Loft Designs
    I am planning to build a pigeon house but i don't know what to do about winter... Do i move the birds inside the house during winter or keep them outside in the loft? Also what do i do about squirrels and raccoon's, do they eat the pigeons or harm them? Is there any loft design u can recommend...
  13. General Discussions
    Well I missed a nest when I was replacing eggs. I think this warm weather has my pigeons messed up as I 6 nests with eggs in the beginning of the month. Well these little guys made it to being 3 days old. Mom and dad sit real tight to them so it has been harder to take pictures than my first...
  14. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    As of today a pair of my pigeons is sitting on two eggs. Would that necessarily mean that the eggs will take longer to hatch than usual because it is early in the year?
  15. General Discussions
    Winter is approaching in England or shall I say it's hear And I was wondering what do you guys do Like do you feed them more different bedding Any info wold be really help fully as its my first time With pigeon in winter Thanks guys
  16. Training and Behavior
    I brought 4 birds in Louisville, KY pigeon fair last weekend. Due to past experiences I did not want to mix the birds in my loft right away so I could watch for any infections. So I put the birds in a 2 ft * 2 ft wire mesh cage in my basement. They ate and moved well and showed no signs of...
  17. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    So this is my first winter with birds and the other day I wanted to clean the koop, but the droppings were frozen solid to the floor. it's supposed to warm up over the weekend so I think I can scrap off that stuff then. But in a month or 2 I won't be that lucky, so I was thinking after I scrape...
  18. General Discussions
    Good morning everybody. I am new to pigeon keeping and have a question about thistle seed and pigeons. Mourning Doves love thistle seed and it is very high in nutrients, fat , and protein. I was wondering (as fall and winter are coming to my area) would mixing a little thistle in with my regular...
  19. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    For the past 1 1/2 years a red bar pigeon has been visiting my garden and helping himself to the bird seed I've put out there. I didn't see him at all last winter and he returned at the start of summer which makes me think he was kept in a loft somewhere. This winter he has still been coming...
  20. General Discussions
    Hi I am new to pigeons but i have done a lot of resaerch I need info on how to breed in winter I know its risky but Im willing to try it. Thank you:D _________________________________________________________________ Those who love are smarter than those who dont
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