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  1. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Hello, everyone. Nice too meet you all. I am new here, and despite having experience dealing with baby birds (sparrows and cockatiels so far), I need help with this one. I found this baby pigeon 5 days ago walking on a very busy street with extremely high traffic and no nearby trees. I caught...
  2. Non Pigeon and Dove Bird Emergencies
    I am feeding 4 magpies that have just come out of the nest. My aim is to keep them healthy for the next week or two and teach them how to forage and release to the wild. They are eating well, preening, active etc. What has anyone else done to each them to forage and transition off of being...
  3. General Discussions
    I have perused this forum extensively for a year or so, since I got my first pigeons/white-brown garden doves. My flock has ranged from 15 free flying birds in a cote, to 2 in a small aviary. I lost most of my birds in my recent house move to Plymouth, so I only have 3 at the moment. I joined as...
  4. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I'm getting fantails in the spring, first time ever getting pigeons, and we are going to hatch them. Does any expert know how frequently they need to be fed, their care etc.. I'll give you the run down of what I'm wondering; - what's a good feed recipe for when they are first hatched? - how...
  5. General Discussions
    Hi everyone, I have an adult disabled pigeon who can't eat or drink on his own. Currently I feed him 30ml of Hagen hand-feeding formula 3x per day, is this enough or should it be increased? He is around 450g. :) Thanks!
  6. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    We have been feeding two baby racing pigeons from day old chicks. They are just about four weeks old now and they are really gobbling up their formula, (Kaytee Exact hand Feeding formula). I think it is due time to mix some whole grains and grit to their diet. There is so much stuff listed in...
  7. General Discussions
    Hello.. I found a 2 week old squab and have hand fed her up to her current age which is about 5 weeks. I'm starting to wean her off of hand feeding now. I am very fond of her and it seems mutual. She lives in a nice size cage in my house. We spend time outdoors during feeding and she flies to...
  8. General Discussions
    I bought a pair of black Muskis with a 20 day old squab. I kept it locked in a box in my loft for around 3 hours and then opened it. The birds flew around, seemed to like it generally, the cock was full of courtship but they seemed not to take notice of the squab. It never saw them feeding it...
  9. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I have a pair of fantail doves, and they are rearing a single chick. I have left them to it, not wanting to disturb them. But today I decided to clean out their nest box... and I picked up the chick.. and its very very underweight... its just bones and feathers!!!! Its over 4 week old now...
  10. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    My father has a coop in NY and while cleaning it 5 days ago, 2 eggs hatched but the parents neglected them. My father was not going to be around full time so I took them home with me to Boston. They are now 5 days old, one weighing 0.6 ounces and the other 0.8 ounces. I took a third that was...
  11. General Discussions
    Hi , I am hand feeding 3 week old chicks...should I also hand feed grit ? Thank You
  12. General Discussions
    Hi everyone. I have a 20 day old baby Frillback who's parents are no longer caring for it. After I cleaned the loft the a few days ago, everytime I am in there they are nowhere near it, and his crop has been empty since this AM. I just went to check and his crop is still empty, no one is near...
  13. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I used Charis' instructions using frozen peas and after a couple of days of frustration it is now working great. Thanks so much! The baby we call her sweet pea is 17 days old and has splayed legs. It has a bace on but the first brace broke so we started all over again 8/26. I removed it from...
  14. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    hello friends . i am vikas from india . i have 23 days baby pigeon . i have no idea to hand feed him. i am trying to hand feed him mixture of grains with water . but its not going in his mouth because of not properly inserting . please give me home made baby bird food farmula for this and...
  15. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    I took in a male and fEmale pigeon that were rescued. Bonded in September. Several clutches! No success. Finally, the mama is sitting on two young Monday night. I am ecstatic and take a photo. I leave them alone Tuesday and go back to their cote Wednesday night and the mother is laying dead...
  16. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi Folks, This is my first post, and I want to say heartfelt thank you to all of you who are doing so much for these wonderful birds. We (my wife and I) found a young pigeon that needed our help a couple of months ago, and since then we've made extensive use of this forum for practical advice...
  17. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi all, Another one of my (probably) annoying questions. When a pigeon eats from your hand, does it hurt your hand? Like do you feel it pinch you?
  18. General Discussions
    Hi everyone, This is probably a bit of a stupid question, but I want to make sure I'm doing this right. I have a pair of squabs (about 5 days old) where one hatched a day before the second, so of course the first is now bigger than the second, which is not getting enough food. I had a pair...
  19. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
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  20. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I'll start off by saying I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing. I have never dealt with a bird before and am really upset over whether or not I'm actually killing the poor thing :( I ended up with her when she came to me doorstep, literally. Her parents built a very tiny, flimsy nest...
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