What are your pigeons for?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by nayeli, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. nayeli

    nayeli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why did you get pigeons and what is their purpose in your household? I am debating getting them and I'm curious if anyone on here got them for a reason other than as a pet.
     
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    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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  3. nayeli

    nayeli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awe, I'm guessing they are homing pigeons?
     
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    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh! My homers break a few rules. My come to me when I call them (as long as they are around the loft) not when they are free on a toss towards home.
     
  6. cowboy1up

    cowboy1up Out Of The Brooder

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    My pigeons are for raising squabs to eat. I have 2 pair of utility Kings. Kings are one of the largest pigeons that have been bred for meat production. Squabs are harvested at 25-28 days and can be roasted or grilled. They are considered a delicacy in finer restaurants and an expensive meal. Let me know if you want more info. Jon in Tennessee
     
  7. nayeli

    nayeli Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. nayeli

    nayeli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like more information. I'm considering getting pigeons mostly for hatching quail eggs although I wouldn't mind trying their eggs and young pigeon. They are beautiful creatures too but we have pets so now we are interested in animals that have other purposes. We plan on raising humanely and treating them well and dispatching them humanely but any new animals to our house have to have a purpose other than as a pet.
     
  9. Curtiejlee

    Curtiejlee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got them because I wanted a new pet and something to bring in a little *cha-ching*. They would be great to use for brooding quail eggs. Why can't you just have MORE pets? My pigeons double as pets and a very fun hobby! I would not recommend eating pigeon eggs as the whites never turn white and they look like gelatinous blobs with a yolk! Just keep in mind that they multiply very quickly and lay eggs when they still have babies in he nest![​IMG]
    I would definitely recommend them!
     
  10. nayeli

    nayeli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I could... but pets are expensive. I would prefer new animals bring something to the household... Have you tried pigeon eggs? If they are gross to me, I'm sure my dogs would still like them or I could sell to someone with a snake =)

    I plan to let them hatch some but since they would also be hatching quail eggs... I see a surplus happening quickly =)
     

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