Secret Pigeon Farm in New York City

Secret Pigeon Farm in New York City.

I’m not sure how many times I’ve walked past this and thought I just saw two air conditioning units hanging from windows, which is not an uncommon site.  I even thought that maybe it was just pigeons sitting on a ledge that was part of an air conditioning mount.  So, I zoomed in with my camera, took a photo, and what do you know?  It’s not an air conditioner at all.  It’s a pigeon coop.

Somehow, I doubt this is legal, but what I really want to know is why is it pigeons?  I mean, are they eating them?  Eating pigeon eggs?  And, is this where the next strain of bird flu is going to start?

I just don’t get it.

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maybe they are just pets?

Brad Farless

TheHOchieS: There's a foul thought. I see pigeons all over the city and none of them look healthy enough to eat. Hopefully these are farm raised or something.


Pigeons…for soup?

Brad Farless

Ronw: And they crap all over everything, which makes me wonder where the crap goes in that set up? There are no holes in the floor.


I enlarged the photo, and I don't see any opening. Must be taking care of those pigeons. Other than that, pigeons are rats with wings.

Brad Farless

I'm not going to rat them out. I don't think anyone I called would believe it anyway.

But… what if they start a new strain of a bird flu that kills people? Scary.


just dont rat them out.. snitches are worse than people who have pigeon farms. maybe bert from sesame street lives there. he loves pigeons. hehehe