What do wild pigeons eat?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by ZobiCat1, May 3, 2009.

  1. ZobiCat1

    ZobiCat1 Out Of The Brooder

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    So I have a little bit of a situation here. I think I will be getting a wild baby pigeon in about 17 days. What do they eat? Before we took care of a crow, and my sister had to feed it chopped up worms from the blender![​IMG]
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I don't know what the babies eat but the adults eat almost anything. I call them the rats of the sky.
     
  3. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Chicken,or pigeon feed, not crack corn.
     
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:They may eat anything, many die from improper diet.
     
  5. ThiefPouter06

    ThiefPouter06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The ones who called them rats of the sky were pest control salesman. [​IMG] Pigeons are highly adaptable birds who have learned to live "comensally" along side humans. Grain products are the preferred diet. They will travel far to get it too.
     
  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:check this link.

    http://www.fbipigeons.com/PIGEON FACTS.htm


    Record price pay for a RAT OF THE SKY $225,000 not bad for a rat,
    They also will only eat what a chicken will eat, so are chickens the rats of the farm????
     
  7. ThiefPouter06

    ThiefPouter06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol, hmm my chickens eat things my pigeons wouldnt look at....worms, poop,meat,mice yuuccckkk
     
  8. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Oh yes these RATS OF THE SKY, save thousand of lifes during
    WW II!!!!!!!!
     
  9. ThiefPouter06

    ThiefPouter06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of the healthiest pigeons out there are actually living wild.[​IMG]
     
  10. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    haha you two pigeon defenders!!! [​IMG]

    You guys dont knwo how bad I'd love to make or invest in a bird net gun thing and catch me some local feathered ratties I just love them....when we go to the store, on our way there we pass through a town full of them flying all around and i aways pretend ot call oout to them "free food and board.....i'll love you tooo....." no one ever follows me home though [​IMG]


    btw...i raised true fancy rats, those things can go for very pretty pennies as well... seen em go for $50, i always sold mine above feeder price though... [​IMG]
     

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