You may not have heard about pigeon coops, but the hobby has been gaining traction in the last few years.
Many people who started the hobby for pleasure are finding out that there is a profit to be made. How can raising and breeding pigeons be lucrative? It is not the fact that you are raising pigeons and selling them one at the time that will make you money, not enough anyway. However there is the business of pigeon farms which raise pigeons to sale as you would livestock, and then there is the sport of pigeon racing which has become increasingly popular in certain parts of the world.
Pigeon Coops - How do I make a profit off a pigeon farm?
Pigeon farms are like any other livestock farm, except that there are not nearly as many pigeon farms as there are say pig or chicken farms. Pigeon meat sold for consumption is called squab and it is popular in many different cuisines. Squab is considered a delicacy because of its tenderness, moisture and taste which is richer than most of the poultry products out there. The meat is easily digestible and rich in proteins minerals and vitamins. Squab is popular in French, Chinese, Italian, Egyptian cuisines among others. Squab is also preferred by chefs because commercially raised birds take a lot less time to prepare and cook. Those and other reasons make the possibility of raising pigeons for farming a possible good investment.
Pigeon Coops - Racing Pigeons demand the best racing pigeon loft
If you do not want to raise pigeons for farming, you can also see some cash returns from a good racing pigeon loft. The sport may not be something you read about in th paper or see in the evening news, however the sport is actually growing. American Racing Pigeon (accredited) Union confirms some 15,000 or more registered pigeon lofts in the country alone and that number is growing. The way the races will be judged is by calculating the time it will take the bird to come home from a single loft, and prizes can be in the neighborhood of 60,000 for the winner. The sport is also popular internationally. Canada, Brazil, China, Pakistan, Taiwan, and Australia all hold pigeon racing events. Taiwan has the most yearly events which include two to three million birds.
Pigeon Coops - If money is not your goal, a pigeon coop will do
A pigeon coop may be what you are looking for if you are just a hobbyist. Raising pigeons does not have to make you money. You may just want to do it because you love the birds. There are many people who feel relaxed by getting their own pigeon coop. Just remember a few points. Pigeon baby food may not be easy to find so ask your veterinarian about it. You also have to give enough space for birds to live reproduce and feed. Young birds are more likely to develop diseases so you have to give them extra attention. Whatever the reason for your pigeon raising, enjoy your pigeon coops.
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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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