Learn How to Raise Pigeons for Meat

Learn how to raise young pigeons, or squabs, for highly desirable meat.



Squab
Squab is more costly to buy and raise, but is also highly desired by upscale restaurants, creating the potential for profit.
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House is shown with open front. Wood or cardboard partition can be used to close two thirds of opening for winter months. Note that feed trough, water fountain and grit hopper can all be "serviced" without entering pen.
Illustration by Ed Robinson
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Squabs 24 hours old.
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Squabs at two weeks old.
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A 3-1/2-week-old squab. This bird will be ready to eat when fully feathered underwing in another week.
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Squabs at 3 weeks old.
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