Hi! I have owned a set of dove/pigeon siblings for about three-four years now. they are currently staying at a family member's house since we are living temporarily in another state. They are my first birds ever. We are planning on moving back to our home state in about a year or so and getting a house. As soon as we have our own place ( not a rental) the birds will be moving back in with us. They are fairly young rock pigeon/ ring-neck turtle doves. I was wondering what type of housing arrangement would work best for these birds. They are pretty feral. Their father(a regular old wild pigeon) flew into my Aunt's sliding glass door and was stunned. She put him in with her other birds and when he came to, the next day, she set him free. He stayed in the yard and has lived in their chicken coop ever since. In between the coop and flying he made quite a few visits to his new wife and they surprised my Aunt with two cute hatch lings, which she gave to me. They're wary of pretty much everyone except me and they don't really like me all that much either. Should I treat them as homing pigeons once I build a relationship with them? OR should I keep them as pets in cages just large enough to flutter around in a bit?? Any info would be great. I've got about a year to learn all I can about these birds!