How To Keep Racing Pigeons

How To Keep Racing Pigeons

Do you like the idea of keeping pigeons? In this step by step guide Karen James, pigeon fancier, talks you through how to set up a loft, how to breed them, and how to look after them.

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  • Any dry and draft-free shed can be used for keeping pigeons; it does not have to be a purpose built pigeon loft.
  • After the cock and the hen have been together for about a week, the hen will lay two eggs: one at 6:00 pm and one approximately 46 hours later. The young will hatch after 21 days of incubation. The parents feed them for approximately 25 days, then you can transfer them to their own boxes.
  • Pigeons like a routine; you should feed them once in the morning and once at night, change their water daily, and clean their boxes twice a day.