topher40 wrote:Keep feed in there at all times unless you are planning on flying any of your birds. I never let mine out on a full stomach. I feed milo with a little chicken layer mix and sometimes throw in some all purpose sweet feed and calf feed in the mix. Pigeons are like goats, they eat anything. I give cracked oyster shell for grit.
I never keep feed in front of them at all times since it is too expensive to waste. I do try and feed all they want when feeding youngsters but the feeder should be pretty well empty with in 10 or 15 minutes. Pigeons are like any animal and will eat anything if they are hungry enough. you can feed all pellets cheaper than whole grain but it does make the droppings pretty pasty and harder to clean. If you do feed all pellets you don't need to feed grit either. I like to feed part pellets and part grain though to help keep the cost down.