February 14, 2022

My Happy Fancy Pigeons

It's back to winter here in the Northeast - temperatures are only expected to reach the mid-20s today. Despite the erratic weather this season, my fancy pigeons continue to thrive.

Here at my Bedford, New York farm, I keep a small group of pigeons - Homers, Tipplers, Tumblers, Owl Pigeons, as well as one of the oldest breeds, the Syrian Damascene. They live in a pen adjacent to my peafowl yard and across from my stable. These birds get lots of attention whenever friends and family come to visit - they make wonderful additions to my flock. Pigeons have been domesticated for thousands of years and have been kept by people worldwide for their companionship, their sport, and their loyal service. Caring for these birds is a nice way to pay tribute to these fascinating and intelligent creatures.

Enjoy these photos.