Pigeon & Doves
With a lifetime of knowledge and more than 35 years of involvement in Houston’s racing pigeon sport, our Owner Ken knows pigeons and understands pigeon health! He has served as President of the Northside Limited Racing Pigeon Club, Vice President of the Greater Southwest Racing Pigeon Combine, and Vice President of the Gulf Coast Homing Pigeon Association.
Because of our love for birds, Quality Feed & Garden carved a niche to become the largest supplier of pigeon and dove products on the Texas Gulf Coast. Let Ken and his team help with your bird health and maintenance!
- Bullet waterers
- Grit feeders
- Plastic and wooden feeders
- Medications & Probiotics
- Vaccines (special order requests please)
- Supplements from around the world
- Crates and loft scrapers
- Bath salts
- Loft dressings, insecticides and disinfectants
- Disposable nest bowls
- Baled pine straw
It may surprise people to discover that pigeons can be kept as pets. Pigeons are calm birds that are easily trained and inexpensive to maintain. And we love to help with your feeding program. Let us help customize a blend that will help with your show and race performance!
Ingredient Seeds (Some require special ordering, and many are available by the pound!)
Barley, Canola (Rape), Flax, Safflower, Oat Groats, Wheat, Red & White Milo, Whole Yellow Corn, Popcorn, Red & White Millet, Canary Seed, Black Oil Sunflower, Green Peas, Yellow Peas, Maple Peas, Austrian Winter Peas, Black Oil Sunflower
Dove Mix — Store Owner Ken developed his own balanced recipe dove food which is available by the pound or in a 25 lb. bag. Produced by our friends at Utah Seed Inc., our dove food also is enriched with pro-biotics for optimum bird health.
Pelleted Pigeon Feeds
Purina Nutriblend Gold — Round, golden, grain-shaped pellet diet, 15 percent protein, for conditioning or maintenance.
Purina Nutriblend Green — Round, Round green pellet shaped complete diet, 18 percent protein, a breeder pellet.
Quality Feed & Garden offers feed selections from Leach Grain & Milling Company, special probiotic-enriched blends developed by longtime pigeon breeder Brad Hoggan. The feed is extremely fresh, totally clean and dust free.
The Hoggan Difference According to Brad —
“I have been actively involved in the sport of pigeon racing for over 25 years. Like most pigeon racers, I want the very best for my birds. Finding a top quality feed that met my exacting standards seemed almost impossible. By creating my own line of Premium Pigeon Mixes with Top Flight Pro-biotic, that problem has been solved. Each mix has been designed to optimize the perfect balance for each stage of a pigeon’s life. Using only the finest quality and variety of seeds on the market, these Premium Mixes are designed to have little to no waste. If you have Racers, Breeders, Fancy Pigeons or any type of Performance Bird, I have a mix that will improve their health, vitality and performance. Top Flight Pro-biotic is 100% Natural.”
Breeders Mix: Available with either a popcorn or no corn option, breeders mix has an assortment of top quality grains, a far greater variety than any other mixes on the market. These mixes are designed for breeding racing pigeons. A young athlete needs its proper nutrients in order to stay healthy during the growing days of its youth. Use two weeks before mating and the first two to three months of the young bird’s maturing days, for utmost success. Crude Protein 16%, Crude Fat 7%, Crude Fiber 6.6%.
Racer Mix for winners is formulated with 14 quality grains with high protein safflower and high grade whole corn for long lasting carbohydrates. Using a minimum of three types of peas, plus vetch, and small seeds. When feeding these blends morning or night, your birds will burn carbohydrates while they train and replenish essential fats while resting. An athlete needs its proper nutrients in order to stay healthy during the race season. Brad Hoggan Mixes have a far greater variety of seeds than any other mixes on the market today. Racer Mix Crude Protein: 16%, Crude Fat 7%, Crude Fiber 6.6%
Performance Mix Crude Protein: 15%, Crude Fat: 6%, Crude Fiber: 6.6%
Standard Mix is a lower protein more economical blend of the same quality ingredients and pro-biotics.
Kaytee Bay-Mor Hi-Calcium Pigeon Grit — Available in red or grey (grey is best for breeders who raise white pigeons as it eliminates staining), grit is a necessity when feeding a grain-based diet. In addition to promoting proper food digestion, it provides many of the essential nutrients usually lacking in typical pigeon grains. Ingredients: Calcium Carbonate, Granite Grit, Oyster Shell, Salt, Charcoal, Anise Oil, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Oxide, Ferrous Carbonate, Copper Oxide, Iron Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Carbonate. Guaranteed Analysis: Calcium (min)…25.0% Calcium (max)…30.0%
Lind Marine Oyster Shell — Offers plenty of calcium at 36%, and prevents hens from laying soft-shelled eggs. It’s often blended with the pigeon grit.