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« on: September 27, 2009, 12:13:46 PM »

anyone know of any health risks with putting a few doves in an aviary with quail or peafowl ?
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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2009, 10:04:39 AM »

For about three years I've kept white and ringneck doves in one of my pheasant pens and have had no health issues.  They all eat from the same feeders and drink from a one gallon waterer.  They have gotten along really well since the doves spend most of their time roosting high where the pheasants are on the ground except at night when they roost together
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2009, 09:26:44 PM »

Apreciate the reply i like the souds of the doves just didn't want any extra issues
with establishing my colony pen

Thanks
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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2009, 04:29:39 PM »

I like the sounds as well.  The only problem I have had is once in a while a pheasant will step on one of the doves when I throw scratch out for them.  So far no serious injuries!  What kind of doves are you going to put in your pen?
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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2009, 05:19:14 PM »

i found some diamond doves and im looking for a pair of wedding doves
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« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2009, 05:38:52 PM »

by the way what about goldens or ringneck pheasants in with peafowl
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« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2009, 03:20:51 PM »

I keep my extra males in with my pea fowl trio and so far I've had no problems.  I don't think I would try keeping pheasant hens as it would get the males stirred up.  I have a red golden, yellow golden and a lady  amherst-golden cross in with two pea hens and one pea cock.  they've been with them for a couple of years and they pretty much ignore each other.  I have heard from friends that their pea fowl are pretty aggresive so maybe I'm lucky with mine.

  By the way can you keep diamond doves outside in the winter?  I was wondering how low a temp they could take.
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« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2009, 03:53:20 PM »

Cool I hand feed my peafowl so that shouldnt be an issue with aggression
I think you can keep diamonds out all winter but they are doves so i will be putting a warming light in the roosting base i build for them
I researched it some and could never find an honest temp. range
You can google diamond doves there are a few good sites on them
I hope all this works out i really like the quails and doves singing in the evening
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