Apparently since city pigeons are not wild, but feral domestics, you can legally just ... take them. Snatch a pigeon or 5 and walk home.

I don’t know what to do with this information. I know what I *want* to do with it, but “should”?

If you're wondering about what a feather looks like as it grows in, Stan is growing in a tail feather. The dark part at the bottom is where blood still runs in it; if it were to break or get otherwise damaged, he would lose a lot of blood, to the point where it could be life threatening.