Pigeon-Talk banner

crushed oyster shells

  1. Archive - General Discussion
    I am so confused!!:eek: I have been looking at ALL the different vitamins on the market and just am not sure which is best for the pigeons and doves who live here. Most of these birds will not be breeders, most are rescues, so no showing or racing either, I just want an all around vitamin to...
  2. General Discussions
    Hi, I recently have been putting sand on the floor of my pigeon loft, so far I like it, but I noticed since the sand has been on the floor the pigeons havent been eating any grit at all. Are they eating sand instead, is that bad for them? Its that playground/all purpose sand.
  3. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Hi Folks, I just got my AU bands for 2008 this morning at our club's "Band Breakfast" that is going to be a regular thing for us. Is it me, or was anyone else a little shocked by the lime green color this year? WOW, one thing is for sure, we won't have any problem finding the '08 birds in the...
  4. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I've been corresponding with a lady in Michigan. She knows a guy that we know and he sent her to me to ask questions about different things concerning pigeons..........anyway........got this email from her this morning. Good Morning, Renee, I have a 'problem' that I hope you can help me...
  5. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    If my grit does not contain any charcoal do I need to purchase some? Is it very important? Also I read somewhere that breeding birds like salt. What kind of salt do they need?
  6. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Well I couldn't hold out any longer - after talking with my husband about an ad for some ringneck doves on Craig's List we agreed to adopt these two lovely ladies :) A mother and daughter team -- the mother (Juliet - white) is about 6 years old and the daughter - Noel is about 8 months. I've...
  7. Archive - General Discussion
    Hey all!! As some of you already know, I now have 20 pigeons.... and have fallen head over heals in love with them. Today, as I sat in the coop watching them, talking to them and listening to them, I had a question that I hope some of you can answer. In the last couple of days, I have done a...
  8. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Wow! It's been a while since I've come around here. I've been ever busy with school and animals, as usual. I have a question regarding my pigeon Georgia. She is almost a year and a half now, and still has the attitude she had as a youngster. It's amazing how fast she's grown up! Georgia used...
  9. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    My pet dove is somewhere between 12 and 15 years of age. We have two doves. We took her to the vet yesterday as she has been sitting around puffed up like she doesn't feel well. He said she has a respiratory infection and has lost a lot of weight (I could tell that when I felt her underbelly...
  10. Archive - General Discussion
    Hello, lots of people in my country are feeding chicken feed to there pijes. is this ok. they given egg layer feed which is cheap - USD 0.24 a kilo. Does the egg layer encourage the pijes to lay eggs faster. How is it on the young, do they become bigger faster I have seen pet shops feding only...
  11. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I've had a young PMV pigeon for two weeks now. It was a severe case as his condition plummeted over the first 24 hours. I truly questioned whether he had any chance at all of recovery as his PMV symptoms were so pronounced and had zero ability to stand and his neck was twisted 24/7. I have...
  12. Archive - General Discussion
    Hello to all! Is gravel with oyster shells and flaked charcoal better than plain crushed oyster shells ? Thank you! P.S. Both products are available here and made by Hagen. The one with added flaked charcoal is called Canary & Finch Gravel.
  13. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello every1, thnx for ur helpp and now i have 2 pigeons (white fantails):cool: . They are really cute and i'll have pics up in no time:D . I have some questions: 1. They keep on cleaning or grooming themselves with beaks too often. Is it normal?:confused: 2. How long till they lay eggs? 3.Do...
  14. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Just a question about feeding oyster shells. How often do you feed the shells and how much?
  15. Archive - Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hello, I hope somebody remembers me. I haven't written for some time as I have been away in Uruguay for 6 months and any way my "pigeon adventure" finished when the baby pigeon born in my balcony flew away last summer. Would you believe that my last summer's visitors are...
  16. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi everyone, Poppy laid two eggs for the first time a couple of weeks ago right before I went on vacation. She and I really bonded the few weeks before she laid eggs. Unfortunately, I had to leave for a long planned vacation a few days after she laid her last egg. My husband took care of her...
  17. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I have a baby pigeon born to injuryed and flightless parents that I rescued. Both parents have injuryed wings and do not have the ability to fly very far so I have kept them comfortable. The mother (silly me, I thought they were two males) gave birth to two eggs. Both hatched but one died...
  18. Archive - General Discussion
    Feisty's necropsy report reminded me of something I intended to ask about long ago. For over a year & a half, I have been offering Jesse "crushed oyster shells" as grit. None of the stores around here carry regular pigeon grit at all. When I found it online, I dismissed the thought of buying it...
  19. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    edited for privacy
  20. Archive - General Discussion
    Hello, I am new to this form and haven't had a chance to read all the other threads yet but assume you all have come across this problem before... A few days ago my upstairs neighbor brought me a baby white pigeon. We have taken it in since it at that time it couldn't fly. I have her housed in...
Top