Monday, January 19, 2015

Pigeon Palace


Egyptians are serious about their pigeons. They live to eat squab, young pigeon stuffed with cracked wheat, and they like to fly or race them. The elaborate structure on top of the apartment building is a multistory pigeon coop. The pigeons are usually out free by day foraging and come home at night to be shut in for feeding and safety. 

6 comments:

William Kendall said...

Building that for them certainly does mean it's taken seriously!

Aimeecakes said...

Wow a multistory pigeon coop?! that's awesome

Gerald (SK14) said...

I wouldn't have associated Eygpt with pigeon fancying but one learns things from our daily blogs

RETA said...

That is SO INTERESTING! I love doves & pigeons and have never seen a habitat quite like that! Thank you for the post and photo!

RETA@ http://evenhaazer.blogspot.com

Mo said...

I might be tempted to eat the wild pigeons but not the city variety which we call rats with wings

roamingpursuits said...

Interesting architecture.