The pigeonhuse (pigeonailler)



The pigeonhuse (pigeonailler) at Volumnia Farm


This aviary was used to house pigeons and they may have been used for various purposes. Pigeons have been used throughout the entire world since the time of the ancient Mesopotamians for racing, message deliveries, plumage and manure for crops and finally food. Notice the openings at the top that allowed pigeons to come and go as they pleased without worrying about predators getting them on the ground. This may indicate they might have been carrier pigeons or pigeons used in wartime.