what treat do pigeons go wild for?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by NYboy, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. NYboy

    NYboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a small flock of pigeons. One cock is very friendly and will follow me. I would like to hand feed my birds treats to tame them. What do pigeons love? Thanks
     
  2. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Peanuts! [​IMG] Raw peanuts (I give them spanish peanuts since they're a bit smaller) for some reason will make them go crazy. They'll eat them up before anything else. But, it may take a little while for them to recognize them as food at first. But once they get the taste, they love'em [​IMG] Another treat they like is safflower seed.
     
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    mine love wild bird seed............. haven't tried peanuts...... have to make a note..
     
  4. BoiseBubba

    BoiseBubba Serama Psycho

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    oyster shell [​IMG]
     
  5. capon

    capon Out Of The Brooder

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    Safflower its considered pigeon candy!!!!![​IMG]
     
  6. Towman72gmc

    Towman72gmc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Some of the feed supliers actually sell pigeon candy. It's small grain that they love. A friend of mine uses it to train his birds to trap quicker.
     
  7. frenchfurn

    frenchfurn Out Of The Brooder

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    My birds love bread. Just take a couple of slices, tear them in small pieces and throw them on the floor. Mine love it!
     
  8. hookedonpigeons

    hookedonpigeons Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sallflower seed [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2011
  9. gumbii

    gumbii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine eat BOSS before everything else in their food... also wheat bread...
     
  10. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Hemp seeds....not cheap but they love it...and yes you can buy it..........legal but has been treated. you will even find it in some bird feed.
     

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