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Offline Tenderfoot

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Pidgeon
« on: June 04, 2007, 09:28:13 PM »
What do you do with a pile of pidgeons? Me and my friend have been "hired"(given permission) to shoot the pidgeon infestation at a tomatoe packing plant. I don't think they want us accidentally swiss cheasing the facility, so we will be using pellet guns, but what can you do with dead pigeons - are the edible?(oh, shoot, I got a tick on my head-curse them!!!!!!)

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Re: Pidgeon
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2007, 10:07:52 PM »
i dunno why they woulndt be good to eat, they are basically overgrown doves. andrews seems to have a recipe for anything, ask him, betcha he's ever eaten a few.

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Re: Pidgeon
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2007, 12:21:29 AM »
I've heard of folks eating them but never tried it myself. A few years ago we had a thread about it, if you care to do a search.
 I've heard of some folks saving them up (frozen) ( also crows) and use them for coyote bait.
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Re: Pidgeon
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2007, 08:40:56 AM »
We probably ate TONS of them when I was a kid. They are good eating. Just pick and clean them like any bird. We cooked them with egg noodles, baked them, and boiled them.
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Re: Pidgeon
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2007, 11:24:42 AM »
A friend of mine and I in college killed a passel of them one day.  We took them back to his house and cleaned them up, and then took them back up to college and cooked them.  We were charging people to come into the room and eat them!  Told people they were big doves! ;D ;D ;D

Clean them like you would a dove, and cook them like a dove.  They're a little tougher and dryer than doves, but still pretty good.  The taste is pretty much the same. O0
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Re: Pidgeon
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2007, 11:59:34 AM »
Ok, I may be feasting this weekend. I'll try it.

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Re: Pidgeon
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2007, 09:49:15 PM »
Let us now how they taste . There may be a corner on the pigeon market soon.
 According to Raymond Clary in his THE MAKING OF GOLDEN GATE PARK, 1906-1950, Rock Pigeons became such a nuisance in Union Square the 1920ís that the Parks Department would trap them with nets and deliver them to the Aviary for safe keeping. As the story goes, they were then sold to restaurants and presented as squib.
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Re: Pidgeon
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2007, 01:48:16 AM »
The birds are dark meat and are stronger tasting than doves.
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Re: Pidgeon
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2007, 08:51:12 AM »
You could trap them and sell them to dog trainers.  Around here they go for $3.00 a live bird .  If you could line up a couple trainers you could make some money off of the whole thing.
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Re: Pidgeon
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2007, 01:00:40 PM »
I once ate them when I was a starving college student in Ky. Shot them with a sling shot. Cooked them in boiling water ,didn't know about spices , onions etc. then . I think they were filling and I don't recall  saying I'd never eat them again, so must have been pretty good. Don't they call them squab in the store if they are young.
According to : www.epicurious.com :
squab
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A young (about 4 weeks old) domesticated pigeon that has never flown and is therefore extremely tender. It was a popular special-occasion dish in Victorian England.

Maybe just eat the young ones and sell the older ones.

 


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