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Pigeon

  • 25-07-2012 3:50pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 124 ✭✭ Snegg


    Hi,

    Today I found very nice looking pigeon in my garden.
    I went up to have a look an noticed it had rings with random letters on it on both feet.

    So, I'm presuming it's a racing pigeon or something along those lines.

    I'm wondering if anyone know's any pigeon clubs in the North- Clare, South- Galway area that it could belong to?

    And in the meantime, what shall I do with it? i.e, feed it, shelter, water etc?

    Many thanks!


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,577 ✭✭✭ Indricotherium


    Snegg wrote: »
    Hi,

    Today I found very nice looking pigeon in my garden.
    I went up to have a look an noticed it had rings with random letters on it on both feet.

    So, I'm presuming it's a racing pigeon or something along those lines.

    I'm wondering if anyone know's any pigeon clubs in the North- Clare, South- Galway area that it could belong to?

    And in the meantime, what shall I do with it? i.e, feed it, shelter, water etc?

    Many thanks!

    This happened to me before.

    I googled the number on the ring and got in touch with the owner.

    He said it was missing for over a month and that if it returned at that stage he would have to cull it as it could lead the rest of flock astray.

    I fed him for several months until he disappeared. I will always cherish my time with my feathered amigo.


  • Registered Users Posts: 169 ✭✭ Zoria


    This happened to me before.

    I googled the number on the ring and got in touch with the owner.

    He said it was missing for over a month and that if it returned at that stage he would have to cull it as it could lead the rest of flock astray.

    I fed him for several months until he disappeared. I will always cherish my time with my feathered amigo.
    This is exactly what happens. My exes father keeps racing pigeons and is part of a club. Club members put their best pigeons up for racing which are released from different parts of the country. The best pigeons make it back home and are "clocked" in when they arrive back. The fastest pigeon back means glory for the owner, but unfortunately a lot of pigeons get lost along the way and end up cat food or some other animal will have them. If my exes father thought there was a pigeon in the midst that wasn't race worthy, he twisted their necks :(


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,957 Magenta


    Snegg wrote: »
    Hi,

    Today I found very nice looking pigeon in my garden.
    I went up to have a look an noticed it had rings with random letters on it on both feet.

    So, I'm presuming it's a racing pigeon or something along those lines.

    I'm wondering if anyone know's any pigeon clubs in the North- Clare, South- Galway area that it could belong to?

    And in the meantime, what shall I do with it? i.e, feed it, shelter, water etc?

    Many thanks!

    You should release it so that it can fly home, that's what they're bred for.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,429 Cedrus


    Infracted.


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