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Homemade pigeon feed?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by bantams751, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. bantams751

    bantams751 Out Of The Brooder

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    does anyone have a homemade pigeon feed recipe? I'm just wondering and thinking of feeding them a homemade diet because our closest feed store is 30 away and like an hour with traffic.[​IMG]
     
  2. laughingdog

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most major convienent stores carry wild bird seed n chicken scratch feed (some add rabbit pellets), but I've found pigeons can be fed budgie/grass "parakeet" feed, getting poops sometimes. dandilion leaves help every diet immensely. special dove feeds help maybe, and although many state pigeons straight seed eaters, they actually also love bugs fruit berries bakery beans n peas especially great also n rice pasta n leafy greens. I've seen my free flying one mix of rescues group had, loved chasing bugs round n eating ants and flies etc.
     
  3. bantams751

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    quote name="laughingdog" url="/t/959137/homemade-pigeon-feed#post_14938606"]Most major convienent stores carry wild bird seed n chicken scratch feed (some add rabbit pellets), but I've found pigeons can be fed budgie/grass "parakeet" feed, getting poops sometimes. dandilion leaves help every diet immensely. special dove feeds help maybe, and although many state pigeons straight seed eaters, they actually also love bugs fruit berries bakery beans n peas especially great also n rice pasta n leafy greens. I've seen my free flying one mix of rescues group had, loved chasing bugs round n eating ants and flies etc.[/quote]
    Thanks for the tips they helped quite a bit [​IMG]
     
  4. bantams751

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    Ughh sorry I'm new to this and I messed up
     
  5. laughingdog

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No prob, I'm on a phone, so I still mess up. Hocum coco, also feeds his crushed peanuts n sunflower hearts, i think..
     
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  6. bantams751

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    Yeah I'm on a phone also and oh I'll try that as well
     
  7. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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