"Starting A Flock"

When purchasing homing pigeons, it’s important to keep their primary trait of homing in mind. If not contained, an adult, mated pair will most likely fly back to their previous home. To reduce the chance of losing an investment, try to purchase young pigeons (squabs) that have never been trained to another loft. If the birds are young enough, they will quickly consider the new loft as home. However, if purchasing an adult pair, it’s helpful to keep them restricted to the loft until they have fledged since homing pigeons will typically stay with their young. After this initial hurdle, all birds hatched in the loft with consider it “home.”