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PIGEONS, DOVES AND DOVECOTES by Michael Roberts and VE Gale

A Guide to Keeping and Breeding Pigeons and their Management in Wallcotes, Polecotes and Aviaries

Colour and black and white photographs.

Table of Contents:
Introduction
Breeds of Domestic Pigeon, Choice of Breeds
Where to Buy?
Housing, Types of Polecote, Wallcote, Aviaries, Stables, Sheds, Siting your Pigeon House
Food, Drink, Grit, Minerals and Containers
Other Requirements, Water Ponds, Nesting Pans, Perches, Nest Boxes, Nest litter
Breeding in Polecotes, Wallcotes and Aviaries, Selection, Courtship, Nesting, Eggs, Incubation, Hatching, Squabs, Leaving the Nest, Breeding Age, Barren Hens, Foster Parents
Sexing
What to Do When the Pigeons First Arrive
Ringing, Other Methods of Marking or Identification and Handling
Diseases and Ailments
Pigeons and the Garden
Pigeon Predators
Racing Pigeons and Showing
The Origin of the Domestic Pigeon
Man’s Association with Pigeons
The Decline of the Dovecote

Soft-cover (84 pages)
UK, 2000
Contents in very good unmarked condition. Front cover has some small blueish spots (see picture)
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