Pecking

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Jidano3
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Pecking

Post by Jidano3 » Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:25 pm

Found one of my squeakers with a bloody head and alone in the corner of my loft. I have only had birds for a year or so and never had this happen. Whats going on? My goodness, between the dog snatching them and now this pigeon bullying....lol....what next?

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ezzy333
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Re: Pecking

Post by ezzy333 » Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:18 pm

Pigeons are territorial and without a doubt you have a cock that felt threatened and tried to drive the youngster away. Happens very often if they are crowded but occasionally it is just a cock that wants to be boss.
http://www.perfectpedigrees.com/4genview.php?id=144
http://www.perfectpedigrees.com/4genview.php?id=207

It's not how many breaths you have taken but how many times it has been taken away!

Has anyone noticed common sense isn't very common anymore.

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Re: Pecking

Post by oldbeek » Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:41 pm

I have a cock in a loft all to their own. It has pecked his own chicks to death twice this year. The hen is a great mother. She starts new eggs 15 days after hatch of the last birds. Do pigeons mate for life? Can I just shoot the cock and let her find a new mate.

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ezzy333
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Re: Pecking

Post by ezzy333 » Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:44 pm

oldbeek wrote:I have a cock in a loft all to their own. It has pecked his own chicks to death twice this year. The hen is a great mother. She starts new eggs 15 days after hatch of the last birds. Do pigeons mate for life? Can I just shoot the cock and let her find a new mate.
They do mate for life but you can re-mate them so go ahead and shoot the cock.
http://www.perfectpedigrees.com/4genview.php?id=144
http://www.perfectpedigrees.com/4genview.php?id=207

It's not how many breaths you have taken but how many times it has been taken away!

Has anyone noticed common sense isn't very common anymore.

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