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#100125 - 11/16/11 11:27 AM Can I put some Pigeons in with my Chickens?
JoeG Offline
Coop Cleaner

Registered: 11/16/11
Posts: 155
Loc: NY
I Plan to get 2 Guinea Hens, 1 Rooster and 9 Chickens of assorted kinds. I am new to this. I have a Rabbit Hutch Built for two rabbits off the front, I had Pigeons as akid and would like to get two, Can they go in the same coop? Can they eat the same foods?
Just looking into option on birds that could be kept with my Chickens if I do Decide to add some. I do Plan to make an addition to my coop or build another.Thanks a lot

Edited by JoeG (11/16/11 11:28 AM)
2Ameraucana Roo's
2BarredRocks 2PartridgeRocks
2Black Australorp.2Black SexLinks
8Easter Egg,5Ameraucanas
1White Leghorn,1Spec Sussex
2Guinea Royal Purples
2Peacocks India Blue/Blk Shoulder,1JadeSpalding PeaHen
2Royal Palm Turkeys

#100135 - 11/16/11 08:12 PM Re: Can I put some Pigeons in with my Chickens? [Re: JoeG]
Maria Ricardo Offline
Past Moderator
Coop Keeper

Registered: 03/26/05
Posts: 434
Loc: Hawaii
I have wild Doves flying into one of my coops and eating the chicken feed. All seem to get along. I don't know about pigeons.

#100144 - 11/17/11 09:13 AM Re: Can I put some Pigeons in with my Chickens? [Re: Maria Ricardo]
Wieslaw Offline
Classroom Professor

Registered: 09/18/09
Posts: 3831
Loc: Denmark
I have seen people keep hens and pigeons together. There is a danger connected to this situation if the pigeons fly freely where they want. There are some contagious diseases the pigeons can come home with and infect the chickens. I do not remember the names at the moment.

#100152 - 11/17/11 01:35 PM Re: Can I put some Pigeons in with my Chickens? [Re: Wieslaw]
CJR Offline
Coop Master

Registered: 07/16/02
Posts: 8501
Loc: Montana
Our local Poultry Newsletter mentioned disease threats and did not recommend keeping them together--some time ago, no longer have the information. You may hear from people who Do KEEP together, I would not....Different separated Pigion lofts would be safer. Saw some in Denmark......CJR


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