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Orinlooper

  • Joined Aug 2015
Pole dovecote
« on: June 06, 2020, 05:39:51 am »
Instead of chickens for meat and eggs we want to have a go at keeping pigeons

I don’t want to be tied down to not being able to go outa town without having someone to look after anything.

Doves/pigeons look after themselves don’t need any feeding or anything, and with a pole dove cote you can just lower it down when you want to take out squabs and eggs then raise it back up for them to replace them for you.

vfr400boy

  • Joined Jan 2013
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Re: Pole dovecote
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2020, 09:55:59 am »
I keep pigeons and they do need a fair bit of looking after feeding worming treating for lice etc if I just left mine in a dove cote the sparrow hawk would have a feild day

Scarlet.Dragon

  • Joined May 2015
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: Pole dovecote
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2020, 02:34:24 pm »
Good luck with your venture!

I don't keep pigeons but I have several friends that do and they'd disagree with the idea that they're self sufficient!  They also have regular issues with them being picked off by buzzards, crows and sparrow hawks.

I'm also aware of someone in the locality (moved to the area a few years ago) that has taken a very different route of feeding the seagulls.  That made them unpopular with their immediate neighbours who couldn't understand them feeding "vermin".  The "vermin" became hand tame and fat... so hand tame that it wasn't difficult to catch and despatch (if I can put it that way).  Large enough to give a family the Sunday dinner and plentiful in supply...  Of course their neighbours then took exception to their "savagery" that having tamed them they then ate them.  There's no pleasing some people!  Anyway, long story short, they got reported by someone and now have to buy their table birds same as everyone else.
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doganjo

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Re: Pole dovecote
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2020, 03:29:32 pm »
Have you ever been invited for Sunday dinner?  :roflanim:  Not sure i could eat seagull.  Mind you, like everything else I'm not sure about someone will say it just tastes like chicken  :roflanim:
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arobwk

  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Kernow. Some say it's in England !
Re: Pole dovecote
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2020, 04:05:41 pm »
Have you ever been invited for Sunday dinner?  :roflanim:  Not sure i could eat seagull.  Mind you, like everything else I'm not sure about someone will say it just tastes like chicken  :roflanim:

Once upon a time I imagine seagull meat would likely taste pretty fishy and oily, but I imagine it now tastes more like a McDonald's with ketchup!   :D

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Pole dovecote
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2020, 06:55:16 pm »
Have you ever been invited for Sunday dinner?  :roflanim:  Not sure i could eat seagull.  Mind you, like everything else I'm not sure about someone will say it just tastes like chicken  :roflanim:

Once upon a time I imagine seagull meat would likely taste pretty fishy and oily, but I imagine it now tastes more like a McDonald's with ketchup!   :D
It is disgusting and like penguin you end up with some grey stuff in a sea of fat

 

not roosting on the pole.

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