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Handling a stray racing pigeon guide

The racing pigeon season is from April to September with young birds bred in the current calendar year flying between July and September. This guide provides advice on handling stray racing pigeons including identification, dealing with injured and uninjured pigeons and contacting the Royal Pigeon Racing Association (RPRA).

Updated: 2019
Edition: 2
Publisher: BVA
Number of pages: 3
Format: PDF

This guide covers:

  • Dealing with stray pigeons
  • Uninjured birds
  • Identification
  • What to do if a bird is left at the surgery
  • Treatment of injured racing pigeons
  • Reuniting birds with owners

Note, if a member of the public finds a racing pigeon they should be advised to leave it where it is.

Handling a stray racing pigeon guide