Hello all. In the process of Googling, but you guys are so much better for the real answers! I have a friend that got a pair of Runts and is thinking about getting more so that he can sell unrelated birds. He lives in town and I live on the farm, and he would like me to keep a pair for him if he provides food and supplies. Here are my Q's-- They are pretty huge, do they really fly? Do they need an aviary or can they live in a big chicken tractor or huge rabbit hutch and be happy? What do these things really sell for? I have seen pairs on Craigslist sell for 20, and then seen breeders' web pages with birds that are worth like 200 or more each and you have to buy 4 of them. Are they hard to take care of? Any special requirements? Do people usually sell eggs, or chicks or pairs? What do they do in the winter? Cold tolerance? Im just not sure if it is worth it, I want to help him if he can get started in pigeons, but I dont want them to take up all the time I have with my Zoo. I like to hang out with my birds and like to save precious minutes. I try to learn everything I can about something before I get in it. With your help and the rest of the internet, I'll prolly be able to tell you where they originated, what % of protein they need and all about show runt type! Thanks BYC! You rock!