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6 mnths ago we accidentally disturbed a pigeon nest while doing a home renovation. There were 2 just hatched babies. We re-located their nest hoping the parents would come back, but they didn't. We fed them Cream of wheat for the 1st day, and thought if they survived the night we would get mash for them the next day. Unbelievably they survived. It has been an incredible, well documented journey with them. Burtie and Ernie are now 6 months old. We moved them outside at the beginning of summer. They roost outside under our deck. They follow us all around outside and land on our shoulders and heads all the time. If we leave a window or door open they fly into the house. They love to be wherever we are. We have purchased a coop for them with a heat lamp. We don't want to kill them with kindness. We usually allow them into the house once or twice a day. We never feed them in the house - their food and water are always full in the coop. My question - we have always allowed them to fly free outside and to come and go as they please. If is gets really cold, is it too hard on them to bring them into the house, and then let them out during the day? Will this affect their feather count, like it would with any other animal who grows a winter coat? They don't seem to like to stay in the coop, they only go in briefly for food/water. We want them to be comfortable all winter. We are really attached to our "babies,' but don't want to do anything that would inadvertently put them at risk. THX
 

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Going from one extreme temp to another is bad for birds. Pigeons do fine in cold temps. During bad weather use a bit of heat in the coop, but not too hot. Feed extra corn for carbs which gives the body energy to keep warm. If you bring them in keep them in...so either outside or inside . They have acclimated already to the fall weather so they would do well outdoors....like most pigeons kept in an outdoor loft.
 
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