How to Protect Pigeons from the Cold

Have you ever wondered how to protect pigeons from the cold? Every pigeon fancier has this concern, especially during the winter season. Perhaps, the reason is that pigeons could survive the summer season, but they’re prone to illness in the winter season. If you live in a part of the world where the temperature starts to drop after August, then this blog post would come in handy.

Since I’m no pigeon expert, so don’t consider the tips on how to protect pigeons from cold as expert advice. However, I have been observing my Uncle who happens to be a successful pigeon breeder; he does a few things in the winter season to protect pigeons from the cold. 

You may find some techniques common among different pigeon fanciers, but every pigeon expert has its specific tricks to take care of the pigeons.

How to Protect Pigeons from Cold

Here are four ways to protect pigeons from the cold weather:

1. Expose to the Sunlight

Sunlight isn’t just beneficial for humans. Animals and birds need it too. Therefore, it’s vital for pigeons’ well-being and health. Have you seen pigeons sunbathe? They spread their wings and enjoy the sunlight. Make sure that your pigeon cage is exposed to the sun during the winter season so that whenever the sun is out, pigeons could enjoy the sunlight. 

2. Cover the Cage at Night

I grew up seeing my uncle cover the pigeon’s cage at night just to protect the pigeons from the cold. He used plastic sheets and clothes to cover the pigeon cage at night. He always took special care of pigeons during the cold season.

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3. Turn On a Bulb in the Cage

One of the fascinating things I saw while growing up in a household where pigeons were kept as pets for a long time is that turning a bulb on provides energy and warmth to the pigeons. It surely was an interesting thing to see, and I’ve seen other pigeon fanciers practice this thing during the cold weather as well.

4. Add Seeds to Pigeon Food

The basic ingredients of the pigeon food remain the same in the winter, which are corn, wheat, and pearl millet. However, linseed and sunflower seeds are mostly included in pigeon food in the winter. Both these seeds are an incredible source of energy to fight the cold season.

How do you protect pigeons from the cold?

Protecting pigeons from cold isn’t something that only expert pigeon fanciers or breeders do, but instead, it’s a very basic thing for the pigeons’ safety. However, if you’re new to this pigeons’ realm, you may not have a clear idea of how to keep pigeons safe during the winter season.

I’m sure this blog post would have given some idea of protecting pigeons from the cold weather.

If you’re a pigeon fancier, how do you protect pigeons from the cold? It’ll help new pigeon fanciers and breeders who’re just getting started with pigeon keeping. 

I’ll be interested in knowing your methods, techniques, and ideas. Please don’t hesitate to leave a comment or contact me via the contact form.

Kathy Gonzales

I'm an author of I have kept pigeons as pets for over 20 years and have written several articles. Here in this blog, I cover topics such as how to care for pigeons, what to feed them, and how to keep them healthy.