pigeon feed

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by fowlsessed, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. fowlsessed

    fowlsessed Songster

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    the guy I got my pigeons from gets some feed that purina puts out and it costs $25 for a 50# bag. I'm not about to spend that much. What else can I feed them? I get layer pellets for $10 and scratch grain? can they breed and raise squabs on this diet real well? thanks
     

  2. KWAK

    KWAK Songster

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    Layer pellets is all I feed mine and I have 12 pairs on eggs now. I also give them scratch grains with it,
     
  3. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    DON'T feed pigeon scratch.....it has crack corn ,only feed whole corn never cracked. laying pellet just check the % match the pigeon feed
     
  4. fowlsessed

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    deerman, why do you say not to feed cracked corn? just wondering cause I've been giving my pair scratch grains as a treat and cracked corn is the main ingredient.
     
  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    crack corn ,good way to cause canker. plus damage to their throat, been known to cut ,or get stuck
     
  6. aaabirdman

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    Dried peas are the best for a pigeons diet! they really need that. You can also add flaxseed,sesame seeds (occasionally), and sunflower seeds as treats!
     
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