Hi, about two weeks ago we found ourselves w/ two baby pigeons. neighbors fixed hole in roof and tossed babies. when they appeared in ourback yard they had wing feathers short small tail feathers, but naked under the wings. we found the second one the day after the first under our dog house. actually our dog found it while we were at work, and apparently got a hold of its tail, we found it under the dog house with a naked butt. poor thing. any how since our dog never uses the dog house, this is where we've been keeping the pigeons. we have chicken wire over the door and one side the the roof opens, wich we have covered with chicken wire also, so they can get sun. fir the first couple days we fed them (for lack of a better idea) a mixture of maseca (tortilla flour) and water with an eye dropper. but they started to eat seeds so for the next few days we only fed them once. and now they eat completely on their own. they LOVE peanuts. they look pretty much like real pigeons now only a little smaller. I have no idea how or when to release them. we they can fly up to a branch we hung in the dog house, no problem. and they seem to really want out when they see/hear other pigeons in the yard. the other pigeons show little or no interest in them. we live in the city and have a garage in the back yard that was once a carraige house, I thought about locking them up in there for a few days before releasing them so they could practice flying up and down from the rafters. Is this a good idea? any help on releasing them would be appreciated. the other day I came home from work and there was pigeon feathers all over the yard, from the neighborhood hawk or falcon. this really made me sad, like i was just saving them to become hawk food.