Fanciers and their pigeon coop are once again gaining popularity in the US.
The hobby which at one point had slowed down and almost disappeared has gained new members recently. Some of those new fanciers you may know Mike Tyson for example is a life-long fancier and so was Tesla, yes the famous inventor who called his pigeons his “sincere friends”. As you can see, fanciers come from many different sides of society. What is certain is that they all love their birds. There are 3 ways a person who wishes to raise pigeons go, a pigeon farm, a pigeon coop, or a racing pigeon coop.
Pigeon Coop: What is a pigeon farm?
A pigeon farm has the same purpose as most farms, to mass produce a product for customer consumption. This is the biggest and probably most expensive of your choices. Handled correctly however it can be the most profitable as well. Squab is a hit in French restaurants as the meat is said to taste like dark chicken. Its meat is considered to be a delicacy. Is tenderness and moisture make the dish irresistible. It is also important to note that squab is actually safer to eat than other poultry because it harbors fewer pathogens. That means it can be served medium or well done. Because of all these reasons and because of the lack of pigeon farms, some farmers find that raising pigeons can be a lucrative venture.
Pigeon Coop: A Racing Pigeon Loft – For the Sportsman in you
If your intention is not to raise pigeons in a farm for consumption, and you have the need for speed, then you may want to consider a racing pigeon loft. Many people enjoy the sport and prizes for tournaments are around sixty thousand dollars. If you do decide to go for the racing pigeon loft, you would be raising a special breed of pigeons called the “Racing Homer”. These pigeons are trained to come back home from a specific distance. The time it takes for the bird to return to its loft is then measured as well as the travel rate. These are the same pigeons that were used in the past to deliver messages. The best thing is that a Racing Homer satisfies the desire to raise the pigeons as well as the challenge of the sport.
Pigeon Coop: For a hobbyist a pigeon coop is more than enough
If neither option appeals to you and all you want to do is raise pigeons then a simple pigeon coop will sufice. The hobby can be very relaxing to some people and once you build your coop then you are mostly all set. You have to care for your birds, feed and make sure they can breed. Getting pigeon baby products may be a bit challenging, but your veterinary should be able to assist you. Also remember that younger pigeons are likely to develop disease that means you have to be extra careful with them. If you are a hobbyist then the pigeon coop is sure to satisfy your needs.
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I have been breeding pigeons since teenage days. In my hometown in Virginia, I have about 60 pigeons in my loft, all performers. Some of them I have given away to friends and people who want to get started with this hobby .To know more about my background just take a look at the "about me" page.
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