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Compadre

In the Brooder
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Apr 29, 2014
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Yep, I just joined up and wanted to say howdy to the gang here. I'm looking to raise something in my backyard (in city limits) that will provide eggs and meat for my family and I. Chickens are too noisy and cannot have any roosters in town. Was thinking of pigeons, quail, chukar, dove....etc. Already have a fresh built outdoor pen/hutch out in the backyard that I am trying to finish out. Have the top section set up with a feeder and auto watering. Just need the birds! May also get rabbits too but it's coming up the wrong time of year to raise them as it's gonna be hot here in Texas. Any suggestions? Was really hoping to try some Texas Pioneer pigeons but haven't found any yet.
 

Duckopolis

Songster
5 Years
Mar 19, 2014
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In the Wilderness of Colorado
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Good luck with your poultry raising adventures, and I hope you find everything you need to know. Don't forget to take a look at BYC's very useful learning center (If you haven't already)! The learning center as well as the forum should answer your questions! There is always something new to learn! Glad to have you here! See you around with the flock. Try posting your questions in the other backyard poultry forum!
 

TwoCrows

A Native Raven
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Welcome to BYC!

Lots of members turn to Quail or Doves when they can't keep other poultry in their area. I keep Bobwhites and they are a fun little bird to keep.

Stop by our quail and dove sections for more info on getting started in these as well as chukars....

https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/48/quail

https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/50/pheasants-and-partridge-chukar

https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/52/pigeons-and-doves

Good luck with what ever bird you choose and welcome to our flock!
 

Kelsie2290

Free Ranging
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Feb 18, 2011
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Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck with your project, looks like TwoCrows has given you some nice links to get you started in your search! You might also try the Texas thread in case someone local knows where to get the birds you are looking for https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/44/texas
 

sourland

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Welcome to BYC - raising quail might be a viable method of providing both meat and eggs for utilization.
 

Compadre

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 29, 2014
27
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Thanks y'all for the warm welcomes:) I'm tempted to go with pigeons and quail but not sure about that. Also considering rabbits thrown into the mix too! Not really mixing them, just having them around. I think I'll start with the pigeons to begin with then see how that works for me. Can't hurt to add a cage or two of quail to try them out but the rabbits may have to wait as it's beginning to warm up around here.
 
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