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  1. General Discussions
    Hi there, I recently bought a 10 lb. bag of Standlee "certified noxious weed free" barley and wheat straw bedding (usually bought for chickens, I think) from a feed store. I am aware of the dangers of mold in straw. One of my pigeons has a very sensitive respiratory system, and I change out...
  2. General Discussions
    News Flash! Use plastic bending straws for nesting material! As you know, my homing doves live inside with me. i accidently discovered these plastic bending straws work better than anything i used before, such as cedar tree dropped firs.... i ran out of these one day, the lawn mower chewed...
  3. 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
  4. General Discussions
    I purchased a few fowl stuff nesting boxes. Basically a glorified plastic bucket with the bottom stuck to the wall and a front and perch attached to the front. I need to put something inside because it is slick. Hay? Straw? Large pine chips? Kitty litter? I am putting plastic nesting bowls...
  5. Pigeons & Doves Wanted & For Sale
    i am selling boxes of pine needles for some extra cash, need to pay bills 12x12x8 for $5 plus shipping, weighs in between 2 and 3 lbs stuffed 14x14x14 for $9 plus shipping, weighs in between 3 and 4 lbs stuffed 16x16x16 for $13 plus shipping, weighs between 4 to 6 lbs stuffed i can send...
  6. General Discussions
    I have used till now jus some nesting material made from tobacco but when I cleaned the nest I realized there was a lot of dust from the material in the nest. I ask myself if this can cause respiratory problems to the pigeons Have anyone used tobacco material for a long term without problems...
  7. Pigeons & Doves Wanted & For Sale
    i am selling boxes of pine needles for some extra cash, need to pay bills :) 12x12x8 for $5 plus shipping, weighs in between 2 and 3 lbs stuffed 14x14x14 for $9 plus shipping, weighs in between 3 and 4 lbs stuffed 16x16x16 for $13 plus shipping, weighs between 4 to 6 lbs stuffed i can send...
  8. General Discussions
    I just wanted to put out that if anyone needed some longleaf pine needles I have three large trees in my yard & would be willing to gather them for use. I have litteraly Piles of the needles just sitting there.
  9. Pigeons & Doves Wanted & For Sale
    i am selling 12 - 14 inch florida pine needles to make some extra cash. I am unemployed now and need help. these are great nesting material, i use them for my birds and they love them. i keep some long and cut some in half so they have a choice on what they want. i have noticed they are picky :)...
  10. Pigeons & Doves Wanted & For Sale
    if anyone wants some 12 - 14 inch pine needles for nesting material for a fee plus what ever shipping is. i will fill a plastic grocery bag full for you. i got a few more bags today myself. I have seen some people saying they wished they had the long ones, well i will get them for you, package...
  11. General Discussions
    Hi everyone, When I was raising chicks (poultry), I was told never to use cedar chips for the new chicks. Cedar would kill the chicks. Is it the same for pigeon chicks ???? Thanks, tony
  12. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    hi guys, just need some opinions about this. can I use and is it safe to use cat litter (Maxx Scoop by Purina) as a nesting materials for our pigeons? thanks in advance for the reply.
  13. General Discussions
    hi... i am hand raising a little racing pigeon he is 15 days old today and looks as developed as a normal 5 day old chick. he is healthy though.... my concern is his legs. i heard of something calles spraddle foot? and if the bird gets it you have to kill it. this is when its legs dont get...
  14. General Discussions
    I'm building a second loft and am having a hard time deciding what to use as the floor. I would like something easy to clean and durable. I'm currently keeping some pigeons on wire screen but I find that it doesn't wear down their nails and I have to clip them. Is wire screen the best thing to...
  15. General Discussions
    i posted a while ago about my male not sitting on the eggs... its been about 12 days now and i still have not seen him on them but i am not worried because the mother only gets up when shes hungry so i put food by the nest. my question is , will the male assist in rearing the young or will mum...
  16. General Discussions
    Since Brad requested I put all my questions in one place at one time I'm posting them all here. What proximaty do pigeons have to be to one another to catch things from one another? How close to the floor should a nesting box be? Can you transfer illness to your pigeons after being at someone...
  17. General Discussions
    hey i have a pair of bird's that havent been let out of there breeding section since they have layed but i took the male out for a fresh air and ended up losing him has been 6 days his not back and i dont think he will be, well the hen kept sitting on the eggs all by herself for that 6 days and...
  18. General Discussions
    my female homer laid her second egg 2 days ago and started to sit on them ... i have been in there several times over the past 2 days and have not seen the male sitting on the eggs once and also the female keeps getting up off of the eggs.... any advice or reasoning to this?
  19. Archive - Other Birds
    I only have 3 birds and 2 have fallen in love. I found the white homer (the girl) last year. I have another male but he is still very young and she never really hd anything to do with him. I recently came across another bird found on the street with wings clipped really short, he was someones...
  20. General Discussions
    Like the title says, I am a perfectionist. I will soon have my first ever bird babies as my birds have been flirting for a week and this morning the female was lying in front of the boy saying come and get it. Vibrating her wings and aggressively grooming his face (but nicely and he was grooming...
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