Help? Found a homing pigeon

KayL

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I found a white homing pigeon Thursday (~3-4 days ago) that couldn’t fly. He has two unmarked bands. Not an experienced bird keeper so I just followed online care guides. Today is the first time he’s attempted to fly, and so I’m thinking not too much longer now he can be released.

I’m wondering if releasing him is the right thing to do, or if I should find him a new home? Information I’ve been looking at online suggests a lone pigeon is a dead pigeon.
 

Bunnylady

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The white ones are often released as "doves" at weddings. Sounds like this guy had a little bit of trouble getting home. Hopefully, after resting and refueling with you, he will be able to complete his journey successfully.
 

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