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  1. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I have a pair of pigeons that have been laying eggs that I switch for plastic ones for about a year. They are now on a new round, and it felt to me the female is a bit surlier than usual. She has laid an egg - unfortunately I don't know when exactly these days. I've been watching her closely...
  2. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I think my 7 year old ringneck dove may be egg bound. I am trying all the treatments I've found here and elsewhere, hopefully they help. I'm wondering if the problem could be something else. 1) She refuses to sit on her nest. 2) She's frantic to be let out of her cage 3) She's not making any...
  3. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I had a young homer that became egg bound laying her first clutch off eggs. She passed the first egg which was covered in blood and veins. The next day she was very weak and ill looking, and got worse during that day, till her wings were drooping and she looked like she would die. I was...
  4. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I've seen her struggle to lay an egg before but this is is the first time it got stuck. I've been giving her 0.3 ml liquid calcium twice a day, metacam and antibiotics for at least a couple of weeks now. I'm reluctant to take her to a vet. Last eggbound I dealt with died in a vet's office after...
  5. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I purchased an unmated breeding pair of homers on 4/19/11. When I purchased the birds they were in separate sections, cocks in one, hens the other. They seemed to pair up quick and sure enough 10 days later I found an egg. The problem was there was no 2nd egg 2 days later!!! I had kept my eye...
  6. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    My female dove is having an issue. She just sits like in the picture, and she walks very low to the ground. She looks bright/alert, eyes are bright. She shows interest in food but I don't think she's actually eating much. she can move her legs, hopped off my hand, then just sat down again...
  7. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I have a budgie hen that was acting sick a few days ago. After returning her into the breeing cage she layed a soft shell egg.That was 2 days ago, so she is overdue for her 2nd. Today Ive noticed she is the same way, when I picked her up I noticed she is eggbound. Is there anything I can do...
  8. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hey, I just found out one of show flights is egg bound. She was sick with salmonella and we just thought it was still bothering her. I was washing the matted feathers at the vent and realized she has a egg. Her mate died two months ago. I maybe wrong but don't think I am. I can feel a...
  9. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Last night I discovered one of my hens on the loft floor, in obvious distress. After determining that she was probably eggbound, I got her on heat and used moisture and some olive oil to help her pass the egg. (intact - and the 2nd of her clutch) She's been inside on heat overnight and though...
  10. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    This is my first year breeding pigeons and as luck would have it I just had my first eggbound hen. After searching the site I thought I might be over-reacting since most of her symptoms seemed to be normal for a hen about to lay eggs. It was her first time and she is a tiny little girl, not...
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