My grandpa Harry Yingst kept Pigeons and showed them as well as my husband Clay. Homing Pigeons are a wonderful addition to any family having the space. People have kept Homing pigeons since the days of Julius Ceasar. They have helped in wars and enjoyed in a racing sport.
When purchasing your homing pigeons it is best to purchase from someone already in the sport who is ready to give you a few pointers. My husband always laughs and says don't buy homing pigeons unless you want them to go HOME! One of the concerns for those who home pigeons is bird loss. Training them and having them just fly off into the wild blue yonder. To get started you will want to have proper housing as well as LOTS of patience. You will want to keep them in their home and regulate feed to get them started. Training them with feed and flags and monitoring each flight. Some will be hard flyers and fly far. You will use some of your Hard flyers to fly with newbies. It is a amazing fulfilling sport.
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