Hello. I am new to pigeons and new to this site. I'm excited to have finally figured out how to start a new thread! Lol. Ok back to my question: When and how should we release the birds for the first time? They are West of England Tumblers, the pair is about 4 years old and they have a baby who is now around 6 months old. (According to what the man told me who sold them to us) they have a nest and eggs that I expect to hatch this week. ( today is about day 16-17 since the eggs were laid.) the man told me to wait about 4-6 weeks to let them out. It's been about 6 weeks now. But I am so scared something will happen to them or they will fly away. The parents, I know take turns on the nest so they won't leave together. Should I keep them up until the eggs are hatch Ed or until the baby birds are weaned? (How long does it take for baby WOE's to wean, by the way?) when they do fly, will I just leave the cage door open and they will come back on their own? I apologize for all here questions, but I am somewhat clueless here and the person I bought them from hasn't returned my txt. I don't want to txt again and annoy him. Also, any and all info of any kind or advice would be greatly GREATLY appreciated.