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    How to Care for Female Pigeons

    ArticlePigeon AdviceMonday 27 June 2011
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    Female pigeons for sale often need different types of care to male pigeons. They can be raised as pets or they can also be raised for their meat, which is known as squab. They are much less aggressive than male pigeons for sale and enjoy social interaction.

    The coop  you build for your female pigeons should be at least 6 by 8 feet in size and at least 7 feet high. Provide enough room so that all the female pigeons you have bought may move around freely.

     

    Create nest boxes in the coop. Even if you don’t want your pigeons to mate having a comfortable nesting spot will make your pigeons happier. Cut 5 gallon buckets in half and fill them with straw. Ensure that every female pigeon has its separate nest box or else they could end up squabbling for space.

     

    However, if you do want your pigeons to mate, buy young pigeons, for sale from your local pet shop or on Bird Trader. Make sure that these pigeons have not yet found a mate. As most pigeons mate for life, separating a mated pair can make the female pigeon quite unhappy. Since pigeons are very social, purchase at least three to keep them happy. Provide enough males for each of the female pigeons. Be sure the nest boxes are clean and that there is at least one of them for each mated pair. Once the pair mates, the eggs will incubate for 18 days before hatching. The young pigeons are fed by a regurgitated food substance from their parents until they are old enough to eat pigeon feed.

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