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pigeons for survival

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What do you all think of keeping pigeons for a survival food?

I find the fact that you can let them lose to mostly feed themselves very appealing. A wild pigeon can breed up to 8 times a year. But pigeons you feed can double that number. My concern is that squabs are pretty small. If you want to feed more then one person you will ether need a huge number of pigeons you only feed in winter or a smaller group of pigeons vary well feed year round. Either way sort of negates the feeding themselves perk.
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ya but the large breeds do not fly well so are more likely to be picked off by predators if you let them out to feed.

To be fair ya wild birds survive winter just fine, but they stop laying eggs when food gets low, if you want to keep getting chicks you have to winter feed.
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