How to Keep Pigeons ~1827

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:

  1. Feed them peas, small beans, or buckwheat
  2. Use a strong smelling spice to help them identify their home
  3. Regular bathing promotes health
  4. 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.

How-to-keep-pigeons-1827

Source: New London Cookery, By A Lady, 1827.

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