Returning pigeons to loft for first time.

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Sam
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Returning pigeons to loft for first time.

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Hello! How would I go about my first time letting pigeons fly? Especially how to call them back in?
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It is best to get them used to the outside of the loft and the trap before they can fly well. Let the novelty wear off before they're too strong.

Teach them a call for food, eg a whistle or shaking the food etc, and make sure they're a little hungry when they go out so you can call them.
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Ok! How old would you start them? I’ve taken my two youngest out as soon as they had enough feathers and if it was a warm day. They would follow me around and I’d walk them around the loft.
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You can start them as young as 3 weeks if you like, and by 4/5 weeks they should definitely be into loft entry training. Teach them good habits from the beginning to avoid trouble later on :)
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Ok thank you!
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