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I am thinking about getting into pigeons in a few years, as far as their diet goes I have heard people ask for pigeon mix at the feed store, what honestly should be contained in their food? Are there any good diets on the market. I plan to build a 8' by 16' aviary, is this a large enough space, and how many birds can it hold full time. I do not intend to fly my birds. I am looking at fantails and German owls. I have the room to build a second aviary the same size, would it be adviseable to keep the two varieties separated? Does anyone have an experience with these two breeds?
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I am thinking about getting into pigeons in a few years, as far as their diet goes I have heard people ask for pigeon mix at the feed store, what honestly should be contained in their food? Are there any good diets on the market.
There are as many diets for pigeons out there as there are pigeon fanciers. I personally mix my own feed with layer pellets, corn, peanuts, and what ever is available at my local feed store (pigeon mix is not available in my area.) It is usually only fed to homing pigeons that are being pampered for racing and long distance flying to be honest. People like yourself that have them for eye candy a lot just feed chicken layer pellets
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In a perfect world this is what serious pigeon fanciers feed.

I plan to build a 8' by 16' aviary, is this a large enough space, and how many birds can it hold full time. I do not intend to fly my birds. I am looking at fantails and German owls. I have the room to build a second aviary the same size, would it be adviseable to keep the two varieties separated? Does anyone have an experience with these two breeds?
I only keep homers but it is a good idea to try and keep your blood lines pure and mixing pigeons sometimes results in cross breeding (usually not that big of a problem once the pigeons have been paired.)

Future Project I would like to build. Only mine will be 12'x12' have only 3 sides screened with 5 larger nest boxes on the remaining panels (app.100sq.ft.)

 

My future project.


Edited by Hokum Coco - 5/31/16 at 5:54pm

Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1478351/carrier-pigeons-continue-to-connect-family/

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

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Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1478351/carrier-pigeons-continue-to-connect-family/

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

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