A pigeon is a bird that requires a lot of attention, and especially during the period of home training. Of course, each owner has his own methods, but I would like to talk about my own.
It’s a bit easier to teach a newly acquired adult bird to return to a new dovecote than a young one, because the first one already has some orientation skills. It will help build a nest, feeding pigeons. Where a little dove pops a nest, there it will be pulled. However, it often happens that he flies away from the nest into his old house. Well you can't tie wings
Sometimes it is necessary to return it to a new place more than once or twice. How much patience and effort you need to make! And here we must try to make the bird like in a new place. We will disturb the pigeons as little as possible, we will create all the necessary conditions for them so that the pigeon is dry, clean, there is plenty of water, mineral fertilizing is not transferred, and the grass is shredded in summer. The bathing should be put where the pigeon could clean feathers. And the bird is yours.
In the first flights of pigeons, we begin to release them in the evening 1.5–2 hours before sunset. Carefully plant them on the summer and
It’s a pity if any valuable pigeon flies away from us, and therefore, as they say, you can “put it on a pin”. We do it like this. With the tip of a safety pin, we pierce the trunk of the first fly feather, and then grab another 4-5 fly feathers and fasten it. After this, the bird partially loses its ability to fly. But this needs to be done in advance, and not just before the flight, so that the bird gradually comes to the conclusion that it partially lost its ability to fly - it's hard for her. If you put it on a pin right before you were about to release it, then the pigeon might suddenly try to fly up and fall to the ground. But it happens, and the pin does not always help, and the dove leaves with it.
You can resort to one more similar trick - instead of a pin, we use an electrical tape, which we glue the same feathers, but so that it does not tighten them very much (they should be in a normal position).
If you already have your own small flock, then everything is much simpler.
A pigeon is a flock of bird, where one, there and the rest. Sometimes I needed pigeons to go into the dovecot, but they don’t want to - continue to bask in the sun and coo, you won’t drive them around. And then I came up with the following. In the nests on the eggs are two doves. Carefully I remove them from the nest, I take them out into the courtyard and release them onto the crosspiece to the pack. Eggs are a responsible matter, and pigeons know this well. Having walked a bit, my doves, one after another, enter the dovecote, and behind them all the others. Only pigeons, raise their chicks up to two weeks of age, it is advisable not to disturb: let them warm their doves-squeaks.
The pigeon must make its first flight itself, without forcing the owner. And before that, he needs to get comfortable on the roof, find the entrance to the dovecote. And it is also very important to ensure that the young pigeon does not sit on neighboring roofs after the first two or three flights, but only on its cross or antenna.
As you can see, a lot of work, patience should be made by one who wants a wonderful pigeon cooing to sound on the roof of his house.