How to start farming pigeons?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by pigeonfarmer101, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. pigeonfarmer101

    pigeonfarmer101 New Egg

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    I have recently got interested in the idea of farming pigeons. I was wondering if some of you could help me get started. Some of the things I am wondering about include:

    Where to get the pigeons?

    The best breed for farming squabs?

    Want to feed the pigeons?

    How big should the loft be for 2-3 pairs?

    Where and how to sell squabs?

    Could you keep pigeons and chickens in the loft/coop?

    Thanks
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  2. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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  3. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    Perfect advise from Hukom Coco.

    I feed my king pigeons on Chicken Layer Pellets and also mixed grains. Oyster shell grit and pigeon minerals in small pots available 24 / 7.

    No added vitamins, but I do add apple cider vinegar in the drinking water a couple times a week.

    I only breed mine for our food for ourselves. And they are also 'pets'.
     
  4. pigeonfarmer101

    pigeonfarmer101 New Egg

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    Thanks, I'm thinking of getting two pairs of red giant runt.
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  5. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    They are a great choice of breed.
     
  6. loftkeeper

    loftkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you need to find birds that are bred for fast production some of the best breeds are utilty kings hubbles and a few others runts are slow clumsy and not fast producers they have been bred for show and size not production
     

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