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Posted 7th September 2011, 07:53 PM
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Help...Cock died hen will not feed young.


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I lost a cock racing pigeon yesterday, the pair has two 14 day old chicks and the hen will not feed them. I have no other young about that age.

Help!!! What can I do?


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Posted 7th September 2011, 08:10 PM
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At 2 weeks of age, they could be hand fed with defrosted peas and corn that you have warmed under warm running water. Hold them on your lap, against your stomach, and open the beak. Put in a pea, and push toward the back of the throat. Let his beak go and he will swallow. Do this til his crop feels soft and squishy. Wait for the crop to empty, and do this again. You will probably have to feed 3 or 4 times a day. You could start trying to get them to eat see in another week.
You can also soak pieces of dog food until soft, and feed pea size pieces.
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Posted 7th September 2011, 08:12 PM
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Majorsharp, here is a link to get you started on feeding methods:

http://www.pigeons.biz/forums/f6/res...tml#post522672

You can also try and get some soaked bread in water into them tonight by "popping" small pieces, like in this link, this will help hydrate them and give them a bit of nourishment until you can get organized tomorrow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uU1SO0ZJoow

Good luck,

Karyn

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Majorsharp, here is a link to get you started on feeding methods:

http://www.pigeons.biz/forums/f6/res...tml#post522672

You can also try and get some soaked bread in water into them tonight by "popping" small pieces, like in this link, this will help hydrate them and give them a bit of nourishment until you can get organized tomorrow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uU1SO0ZJoow

Good luck,

Karyn


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The first link doesn't work
Thanks, fixed.

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Here's a good link to show you syringe feeding. Don't know if it is one of the ones Dobato already posted or not.

http://urbanwildlifesociety.org/WLR/...j&DuvFeedg.htm
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Need help...
I lost a cock racing pigeon yesterday, the pair has two 14 day old chicks and the hen will not feed them. I have no other young about that age.

Help!!! What can I do?
Did the cock bird die because he was sick? I would be worried something could of been passed to these young.. hopefully you already read the information posted so you can help them.. That way you will know what to do when it happens the next time.. pigeon keepers that are letting their birds hatch babies should alway be prepaird for orphans, but hope for the best. not sure why you are breeding race birds this time of the year anyway.
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How are you doing with the babies today? Have you gotten food and water into them?
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