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  1. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    My new ringneck dove is sick, again. I wormed her, and during treatment she decided to moult. Now, before even finishing moulting, she has laid her first egg this am approximately 12 hours ago. She is now sitting puffed up in the nest, eyes half closed, and her head is twitching; not constantly...
  2. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi. I haven't been here in a while. I'm just curious about something. DeeDee, our male ringneck has a small piece of plastic pvc pipe that I keep on my desk for him. Every 6 months or so, he suddenly starts taking an interest in it, and acting like it's an egg. At that time, I move it into his...
  3. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi, I have a pet Lahore hen and she moulted as normal in July and got a new coat of beautiful feathers but in the last week she has started a new moult all over sgain! Definitely a moult rather than normal occaisional feather loss because she is now moulting a good handful a day! Has anyone...
  4. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello. I am a little confused about my ringneck dove's behavior lately. He (still not sure if he or she yet) has recently been moulting, and now is about done (I'd assume, because my room is no longer covered in feathers), but he recently pulled out some of the flight feathers on his left...
  5. General Discussions
    When pigeons are moulting, should they NOT be flying? Almost everyone in my loft is moulting right now but I still loft fly around half of them. They don't seem too interested in flying compared to a couple of months ago.
  6. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    As we approach the moulting season, I see pigeons that I think look ill, but on closer inspection it seems their feathers are just preparing for the moult. It is hard to tell a pre-moult pigeon from a pigeon that is badly out of condition. Is this just a problem that I have or does everybody...
  7. General Discussions
    Hi! I hope somebody can help me out with this, please? My little pigeon recovered from Ecoli/Coccidiosis a bit over 2 weeks ago. Since then, he's been on an immune building diet. He started the moult about 10 or so days ago. Its been a very fast, frantic sort of moult. He's got bareness...
  8. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I've noticed my pet pigeon used the bird bath 4 the 1st time but only while it was raining, is there a reason why they do that? Does rain remind them 2 bathe the rest of their feathers, Cody looked like he was having fun too & would a pigeon like it if u pat them on their pin feathers? If the...
  9. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    my dove hasn't been eating for the past 2 days, on her own at least. She was moulting some days before and now she seems nervous, she doesnt eat her seeds nor she acts like her usual self Droopings are normal white urates and light brown stool, no smell, no wetness surrounding them. She's...
  10. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    DeeDee is moulting, and it seems to be taking FOREVER. Several months ago, he broke three of the feathers in the middle of his tail because we were putting him outside to get some sun in a small travel cage: his tail kept knocking against the bars, and it damaged them. So, after a couple of...
  11. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Our first race is August 24th, I would like to have my birds completely moulted by then, body and everything. Today I cut the 9th in half and I will pull it in 13 days, then when it is halfway in I'll cut the 10th and then pull that after 13 days. Someone told me to train them out to 20 miles...
  12. General Discussions
    My birds started to moult about a week or so ago mainly small feathers around the neck and so no flights as of yet and both young and old birds. this is obviously affecting there exercise as they have no interest in flying, 2 laps of the house and they are down my question is is this normal for...
  13. General Discussions
    so I know all birds go through a moult at different times of the year, however I have no idea when does a ringneck dove goes through a moult. I've read that they moult in spring, late summer and in the fall, so can anyone clarify as to when does this type of dove begin it's major moult? and...
  14. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi everyone, I started a thread to gain information about my pigeons moulting, and in it Spirit Wings advised I had a question about this but thought it might be worth starting a thread with the title 'play fighting' to make sure it gets seen.... Thanks Spirit Wings BTW for your helpful advice...
  15. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I have a few late hatches from last year who only molted through the 7th, or 8th flight. They went through a full body moult and look great, but will they drop these last flights when spring comes in or start back on the 1st flight? We start racing first weekend of April so I'm thinking of...
  16. General Discussions
    On July 1, I resuced two baby pigeons that were about 8 days old. My intention was to keep them until I could safely release them. I am not allowed to have birds in my condo or feed birds from my balcony or I will get fined, but I couldn't just let them die. At around 20 days old, I started...
  17. General Discussions
    When do young birds start moulting? I know that old birds start moulting in July-August. I got two youngsters and they are losing feather last few days. My loft is full of them. And can somone tell me on what stage of moulting they are, becauseI heard that pigeons start losing thier tail...
  18. General Discussions
    After some hot dry weather in August, our autumn rains have thankfully started. This morning, about half the birds were out doing a raised-wing salute to the drizzle. Since some birds prefer a bath, I filled the pan and Grace wasted no time hopping in for a quick slosh. Charlie has a bunch of...
  19. General Discussions
    I have noticed a lot of feathers being dropped in the nest whenever I open the door. Also I see that they are constantly preening and seems like they are busy with it most of the time. Is the current period (August) the moulting time for pigeons? If so how long it would take up for the new...
  20. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Well we have another first for us this race season. We had our first race this last weekend and when I went to basket birds I was checking the wings for missing flight feathers and noticed I have 13 birds that have moulted two flights on both wings. They were missing like 5&6, 6&7, or 7&8. I...
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