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Pigeon Food

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by busterduck, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. busterduck

    busterduck Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 16, 2009
    Mechanicsville, MD
    What do you feed pigeons? Can you feed them chicken feed?
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    I feed mine a mixture of scratch & gamebird crumbles. They stay healthy on that.
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    It depends upon what you are trying to accomplish. If you just have a few birds for "pretty", you can feed scratch, wild bird seed, poultry or game bird pellets. If you are raising birds for flying competitions or show, you would want to use some of the specialty pigeon feeds. If you don't have a book on pigeon raising, try getting one or borrowing one from the library. Also you might do a computer search for pigeon feeds. The variety of pigeon feeds covers a wide spectrum.
  4. busterduck

    busterduck Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 16, 2009
    Mechanicsville, MD
    Just bought three at our local market. They are fan tail pigeons. Just have them as pets. Thanks for the advice.
  5. NYboy

    NYboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2009
    White plains
    Fantails are great birds! I have a whole loft of them. They are funny little birds. Fantails are very bad flyers, so they become lunch very easy. I only let mine out of the loft , if I can watch them. Good luck you will enjoy them.

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