Keeping Pigeons in the Early 1800s.
A Very Profitable Livestock.
The New London Cookery is filled with useful information. Today we continue with the keeping of pigeons. General takeaways include:
- Feed them peas, small beans, or buckwheat
- Use a strong smelling spice to help them identify their home
- Regular bathing promotes health
- Keep them shut in 2-3 days when newly acquired
Interesting tidbit of information: Someone who keeps pigeons is called a pigeon fancier. Pigeon fancying is the art and science of keeping pigeons.