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I've been tossing around the idea of raising meat pigeons sometime in the future, but information sources are extremely limited. It seems to be even more of a taboo than eating rabbits!

I've thumbed through a lot of the threads on pigeons and fodder feeding, and was curious about whether or not sprouted fodder, at least as a supplement, would be appropriate for them?

There seems to be a lot of discrepancy among pigeon breeders (fanciers, mostly) about what they can eat and what they can't. They look to be primarily granivores, but some sources also say that they eat plant and insect matter as well. They must be pretty adaptable, to thrive ferally in both rural and urban areas alike.

My question is, has anybody experimented with sprouted fodder for pigeons?
 

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I know they eat sprouted grass seed. Mine had feeders full of scratch grain and layer crumbles yet decided a neighbors newly sprouted lawn was a better meal.
 

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I feed sprouted oats as part of their feed but don't grow fodder for them. I sprout for 3 days or so....James
 
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