All About Pigeons: Housing, Types, Feeding and More!

Explore Pigeon Types; Housing and Feeding; Raising Pigeons for Profit and a Pigeon Photo Essay

In case you haven’t heard, we’ve got exciting news for all you Backyard Poultry readers out there! If you have a Web-Only or All-Access Backyard Poultry membership, you now get four EXTRA e-editions a year, in addition to the six issues you receive every other month both in print and online. Yup, that’s four EXTRA digital editions all about flock care, seasonal concerns like molting, chicken and poultry breeds, egg production and more!

Our Pigeon e-edition is NOW AVAILABLE and we are providing information on pigeons. Explore pigeon types — from Rollers to Racers, housing & feeding, and much more!  Subscribe today and look forward to more e-editions as well as every issue online with a new flip book style!


Aside from the show circuit, pigeons have played an important role throughout history and are, arguably, some of the most important birds around. They have been, and still are, a food source. But beyond that, homing pigeons allowed folks to communicate via long distances well before the internet. They’ve been war heroes thrust in the heat of battle and trusted with saving lives. And, they’ve provided entertainment through the sport of racing. – Pam Freeman, editor

BYP Pigeons

In this Issue:

• From the Editor: Unsung Heroes — Backyard Poultry editor, Pam Freeman, shares her experiences with pigeons.

Backyard Poultry Social — Connect with Backyard Poultry on social media.

• Flock Photos — Featuring photos from our readers. Learn how you can share your poultry photos too!

• Meet & Greet: Kenny Coogan — Learn about our Pigeons e-edition featured contributor.

Learn all about pigeons:

• Pigeons Photo Essay — Pigeons Strike a Pose — Pigeons strike a pose for photographer Bret Hartman.

• Getting to Know Pigeons — This adaptable bird has been valuable through the ages.

• From Rollers to Racers — Explore pigeon breeds and types.


• How to Properly House and Feed Pigeons — Good pigeon loft design can help your pigeons stay healthy.

Pigeon Housing

• Meet the English Pouter Pigeon — Your guide to fancy pigeon breeds.

• Peace, Love, and Pigeons — Tips for improving others’ lives with your pigeon business.


And more!

Backyard Poultry magazine is your best source for information on how to raise healthier, more productive backyard chickens, ducks, turkeys, geese, and even keeping guinea fowl. Whether you live on a farm, call a suburban neighborhood home, or are mastering poultry farming in an urban environment, we have the how-to guides and tips.

Never miss another great issue! Subscribe to Backyard Poultry today and gain access to the Pigeons e-edition, and many more to come.

Do you raise pigeons? What breeds? Let us know in the comments below!


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