I took two dozen of my half grown and overgrown chickens this morning to the Uniontown, PA buy-sell-trade meet. I got rid of all my cockerels & pet-quality silkies, and as I was leaving, I walked down the aisles trying to give my empty extra boxes away. A man behind the last table saidsaid, "hey would your daughter like my last pair of pigeons?" She'd talked to him, apparently. I thought about it (having said to all the pigeon people " we're waiting till next year") . I told him "my husband would kill me, I can't, possibly, besides, we don't have an area set up yet...". And now I have this nice pair of Pygmy Pouters. My daughter them. And I didn't bring home any more chickens, so my husband did not kill me after all, as you can see by my posting this. I've thought of getting some pigeons for years, maybe Pygmies, probably not Pouters, which I didn't know existed. I didn't think I'd instantly have them (like the bunnies & the barn kitten from last year's swap meet). So what do I do? I have them in a brooder/grow out/guinea pig cage with pine shavings, a platform to roost/sleep on, a dish of organic chick feed, some fruit, some dandelon greens, a water bottle & a small water dish. I am building an aviary for my Seramas to use on warmer winter days, which the pigeons could share. My main concerns are... what do I do with those really long legs, how well do they like the cold, because I can overwinter them inside, but they do need exercise in an aviary, right? And, do they really not fly? I'm gleaning information online little by little, but I'd appreciate some input from someone with a Pouter breed, and someone who has raised them with, or near, a bantam flock.