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If you search the "Birds Wanted or For Sale" and "Birds for Adoption" forums here on Pigeon Talk you'll find many Bred, as well as Rescued, birds. You may also find rescue pigeons at local Humane Societies/animal shelters. There are soooooo many Rescue Birds in need of good homes, but there are also birds available from the Breeders for reasonable prices (including $0) plus shipping.

PLEASE leave the wild spirits WILD (sounds like you will and that's a VERY good thing!)

Are you looking for pets (not to fly but to keep in your home or in an Aviary?) or are you wanting to fly them?
 

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can i trap wild pigeons and then keep them in a loft,and what parasites or illness can they have.
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i look after a flock of ferals,they are fed,watered,given grit,looked after medically if required but i do it with as little intervention as i can!i respect that they are wild,although i love them all dearly and do what i can for them,,i dont trap unless they require attention or i have a lost racer which i have at present(STILL cant catch her lol)if you want a pigeon,there are a lot of rescue pigeons needing a good home!
 

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thanks for the replys,i am from syria and over there almost everyone has a cage of chicken wire type fence on there roof full of pigeons.i would also like to do that and i want to let them fly everyday and then they can come back.its gonna be an outdoor habitat.i dont want any crazy morphs just some white ones and black ones and maybe some red ones lol.
 

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Hi guys, my first post here, so i'll try keep it short!
I too was wondering if it would be possible to keep wild pigeons, and breed them as carriers or racers. I understand that you would rather I left them wild, but I've been commissioned to cull them (In rural England, they're nowt but pests). So would it be possible to capture them and keep them instead? Please don't comment on my evilness etc, any I don't keep will have to be shot. So please, rapid replies!!
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Thesadman--you took a job--you should have "passed". But some people do anything for money. Commissioned.
How many birds you have to Catch?????????????
You said you would do it---so KEEP your word.
 

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Hi guys, my first post here, so i'll try keep it short!
I too was wondering if it would be possible to keep wild pigeons, and breed them as carriers or racers. I understand that you would rather I left them wild, but I've been commissioned to cull them (In rural England, they're nowt but pests). So would it be possible to capture them and keep them instead? Please don't comment on my evilness etc, any I don't keep will have to be shot. So please, rapid replies!!
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Would be interesting WHO commissioned you to cull them & why.
The fact that they are to be shot seems a little strange :confused:
Before any bird is culled, Other means of control/removal/re-location etc must be explored.
 

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what if people get the eggs of street pigeons there and make a good delicacy out of it like that of quail eggs~ they must be low in cholesterol a more humane(uncruel) way to control street pigeon population^^ it's a good idea to keep them as pets~ when they breed you can make their chicks tame and home when they grow~ just give them more time(about months) for them to be familiar and get accustomed to your home and surroundings~ they are very closely related to homing pigeons, homers, racers so they will home and that's pigeons' intuition~
 

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what if people get the eggs of street pigeons there and make a good delicacy out of it like that of quail eggs~ they must be low in cholesterol a more humane(uncruel) way to control street pigeon population^^ it's a good idea to keep them as pets~ when they breed you can make their chicks tame and home when they grow~ just give them more time(about months) for them to be familiar and get accustomed to your home and surroundings~ they are very closely related to homing pigeons, homers, racers so they will home and that's pigeons' intuition~
just clearing out~ making street pigeon's eggs into delicacy(food) like of quail eggs
 

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maybe placing nestboxes at the center of an amusement park or caging them all in a big aviary with nest box in the center of a city or an amusement park and anyone could comeby and feed them and somebody assigned to time and look for eggs on every nest and collect them~ somebody here who have tried some boiled pigeon eggs? ^^
 

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Thesadman--you took a job--you should have "passed". But some people do anything for money. Commissioned.
How many birds you have to Catch?????????????
You said you would do it---so KEEP your word.
In this neck of the woods (quite literally!!) killing is a way of life. There are bird nets up, pigeon spikes on the ledges, and we try to remove all food sources nearby, but the tourists insist upon feeding them. I fully intend to keep my word; the killing does not bother me unduly, and I have no problem with culling them as they've become pests. I just thought it could be an interesting idea to try and breed them. I'm not trying to alienate people here, but those are the facts. If it's not possible to breed them, I guess I'll just be well stocked on pies for years!!!
 

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Would be interesting WHO commissioned you to cull them & why.
The fact that they are to be shot seems a little strange :confused:
Before any bird is culled, Other means of control/removal/re-location etc must be explored.
The commission is from a local business, the pigeons are roosting in such numbers that the ground floor is the only usable floor! There have been previous attempts to control the numbers, but tourists to the area see them as a novelty and actively feed them. The shooting is the only practical option really, poison or other similar means isn't possible, as a delayed death would allow them to fly, and it could be very disturbing for others to have to see them die, especially with the strange behaviour shown by a poisoned pigeon.
 

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Hi guys, my first post here, so i'll try keep it short!
I too was wondering if it would be possible to keep wild pigeons, and breed them as carriers or racers. I understand that you would rather I left them wild, but I've been commissioned to cull them (In rural England, they're nowt but pests). So would it be possible to capture them and keep them instead? Please don't comment on my evilness etc, any I don't keep will have to be shot. So please, rapid replies!!
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sure..there are a few people who keep ferals.. they usually use them as foster parents for their pure bred pigeons... but I have heard if you let them out they may just fly back to the place your trying to rid them...just make sure you try to find any babies that may get orphand from you taking them..it would be so cruel to leave them to starve.
 
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