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  1. Products and Equipment
    I'm having trouble getting the nest pads I bought with my nest bowls to stay in the bowls properly. They slide around in the bowls, so the birds don't have secure footing as they enter and exit the nest bowl. Sometimes they even slide so far to the side that the pad comes out completely. Has...
  2. Loft Designs
    I used to see only small cage for each pair but I have a very spacious cage for my modena pair it ll be around 4 ft ×2ft× 4ft. Will a spacious cage affects breeding,. And I have my best bowl filled with sand. Is that OK? Thanku
  3. General Discussions
    Should I put the nest bowl in the nest after the eggs have been laid or should I put it in now and put some pine needles in the nest so they can collect? :confused: I have bought a bowl and I am going to go and collect some pine needles so do I have to wash the pine needles or anything and then...
  4. General Discussions
    How do I make a nest bowl for my pair? I want them and the chicks to feel as comfortable as they can. Thanks guys:D
  5. General Discussions
    For some reasons, I have to move some of my birds on eggs to their new loft.. ofcourse I tried my best do not distrub them too much. I would like to seek some suggestion how to do it porperly. so far I found if the chicks are already hatched, the parents normally can find them and keep...
  6. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    All of my hens are laying their 2nd round, problem is they are laying in the same nest bowl as the first round youngsters. I dont understand this because there has been a 2nd nest bowl in the box for over a week now, and all the pairs built nests in this 2nd bowl. So why does the hen choose to...
  7. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    i'm getting ready to order some nest bowls and was wondering what type is usually the best of the 2 plastic or clay?
  8. Loft Designs
    What diameter are the nest bowls? I have been reading that each breeding pair needs 2 nests, is that 2 nest bowls or 2 boxes? Is it better to make one long nest box to house 2 bowls or smaller boxes for 1 bowl each? Is it better to have some room in the nest box, like walking room outside...
  9. General Discussions
    I need some advice. Both pair now have new squeakers in the nest. I'm not sure what I want to do at this point. If I have just one nest bowl in the nest box will that delay the pair from laying again until the squeakers are out of the nest? I do want to breed at least one more round before...
  10. General Discussions
    Just wondering because I am new to Pigeons will this work as a nest bowl Thanks in Advance for your feedback Don :D
  11. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    As most of you know, I have been in the process of building an addition to my loft. I have it pretty much done, except for a few odds and ends, such as installing perches in my aviary to allow for a little more sunning room. Be on the lookout for a thread in Loft Designs with some new pictures...
  12. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Friends I'd like to know how you guys condition your breeding pair sort of like a walkthrough on what to do on the first day till the day you put them together? taking note of the preventive medicines, supplements and special feeds you feed them?
  13. General Discussions
    Please bear with me if this is a dumb question... I am concerned about the amount of time my new parents are *not* spending on the nest with the baby. Granted, I am not there to observe them all day long. But baby is about 10 days old now, and Mom & Dad seem to be spending most of their time...
  14. Show Pigeons
    I'm gonna post some pics of my NON-Homers in this thread. Feel free to check them out and tell me what you think about them. I'll start off with a pic of my baby German Owls.
  15. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Here are a couple pictures of my four day old baby's. Daddy was a little reluctant to move so I had to help him a little.:D They seem to grow so fast, pretty soon it will be time to band them. George
  16. General Discussions
    wow. thats definitely a smell. Didn't think my lovelies could produce such a stank. thats a funky one...... anyone with house birds who can relate? peeeeeee uuuuuu :eek:
  17. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I wormed everybody on Monday. I use Eqvalan (ivomec) in water. One hen looked a little down so I brought her in and wormed her orally (keeping her inside). Everybody else doing fine, passed some worms. But, this particular hen has been passing worms (dead roundworms) in her poops for 2 days! Now...
  18. Loft Designs
    what is the best way to get a pair to pair up?
  19. General Discussions
    boy am i glad i found you guys - surely somebody on here will have first hand experience... so 2 weeks ago, one of my clients says he found an apparently injured pigeon in a parking lot and he took him home and put him in his backyard. since he was still there the next day, and had moved, i...
  20. General Discussions
    Has anyone besides me, ever lose a leg band,off a baby,and not be able to find it.The hen most of the time ,toss's it out of the nest,to the floor.But this time ,i have looked high,and low,and no band,where did it go.Is it possilbe the hen swolled it,it's no where it the loft.
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