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  1. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi, this is pigeonkeeper, my pigeons(Homer and Lowis) laid their second egg today, what should i do?? i would like to get advice so i can give them the best treatment i can. should i constantly check on them, or should i leave them alone and let them do what they need too? Should i clean their...
  2. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Hello everyone, I need a little help with what to feed my birds. I have been feeding them wild bird seed with whole green peas and sprouted wheat added in. Is this okay or should I do something different? My birds seem to be healthy. If I were to mix my own feed what would be the best...
  3. General Discussions
    Do my birds need any salt in their diet ? Heres the food menu for my friends : commercial pigeon seed mix split green peas black oil sunflower seeds ( their favorite ! they gobble it ! ) flax seeds ( they arent crazy for it but they do eat it ) once in awhile peanuts , if I dont get to...
  4. General Discussions
    I bought a small 2 # bag of oyster shell grit to try out at the feed supply place today , but I want to ask the experts here about it before I give it to my birds . This stuff is from 1/4 to 3/8 " pieces and thin , like shavings or flakes of oyster shell , and quite sharp ! Does that sound...
  5. General Discussions
    Hi every one my rollers i got them two weeks a go and she just lay egg today i very happy any things i need to do for them i have pair if rollers and pair of white kings and pair homers( hen).. thank you
  6. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi all, I have a bird (originally rehab but she stayed because she was tame and bonded with another unreleasable bird here) who about a month ago was egg bound. Her initial symptoms were standing with a "hump" in her back and not eating much. On examination, an avian vet was able to palpate an...
  7. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Beanie and BiBi have been building their nest since last weekend. As Beanie can't fly, the place they have chosen is underneath the metal rack which holds our fish tanks. IMO, it is not a very ideal spot to set up a nest. They have chosen a A4 size box cover to which they put their nesting...
  8. Archive - General Discussion
    I have a good question in hopes someone can help me out or should I say my Pops. He has a female Cockitiel think she is older at least she looks older. He adopted her around 3 yrs ago. She has laid eggs before no problems but unfertile as their is no male. This time 1 year later she laid 1 egg...
  9. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I've been corresponding with a lady in Michigan. She knows a guy that we know and he sent her to me to ask questions about different things concerning pigeons..........anyway........got this email from her this morning. Good Morning, Renee, I have a 'problem' that I hope you can help me...
  10. Archive - General Discussion
    I feed my Pigeons scratch feed and i give them chicken grit. They aren't laying eggs and i was told they might not have enough Nutrition. How can i tell if I need more nutrition and how do put more nutrition in there diet.
  11. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Breeding racing homer pigeons I got about 30 racing homer pigeons .i cant get them to breed and lay i know some of them are already paired up and they have made nest but they want lay.most of them want even pair up and i know for a fact i got males and females what am i doin wrong
  12. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Deformed eggs...and two at once Hi Everyone, Had another odd thing happen today with some egg(s) Lucy laid today. Lucy laid an egg sometime on Monday, it was her first one of a set and it was normal, hard shell, smooth, good colour etc. This morning I noticed that she seemed a little off and...
  13. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    My baby pigeon was perfectly healthy until both of its legs suddenly stopped working. I took it outside, placed it on the lawn for a little bit of exercise, then took it back in and noticed both of its legs simply didn't work. It can curl its toes a slight bit, but can definitely no longer...
  14. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello. I found a pigeon in the park. Her tail feathers were completely plucked and she can't fly. I took her to the vet and the vet was optimistic that she was going to recover. How long does it take for the tail feathers to grow back? Is there anything I can do to make her more comfortable...
  15. Archive - General Discussion
    Hello, A few of my white homers have a tinge of pink on their chests. Are they getting too much grit? I use the red grit. I don't think they are laying on the grit - almost impossible. But with smart birds, nothing is impossible. (And to be called a bird-brain is an insult????) I don't want...
  16. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello, I have an all white pigeon who has been our indoor pal since she was a little bird. A friend brought her to us and she has been here ever since. She is about 2 years old, maybe a little older. Here is my problem. She has been laying eggs for a long time... I would guess this last one to...
  17. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    My fantail hen (Isabella) and her mate have been sitting on (fake) eggs for about a week. Since the eggs, they have tended to hold their droppings until I let them out of their cage for exercise, which produces some rather large, foul smelling droppings. (I expected that might happen, from...
  18. Archive - General Discussion
    I have two pigeons. One (Buster) we saved after he busted his wing and the other (Roy) we bought to keep Buster company. I had some questions about food and grit. I've been feeding them wild bird seed and figured I'd try to get them something more akin to what they might like. Went to a feed...
  19. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    We finally adopted a mate for Junior in December. She came from the humane society and is also a white king. She laid her first egg and we removed it and put in a dummy egg. She did not lay another egg for another two weeks. We also removed that egg and the humane society had told us to...
  20. Archive - General Discussion
    Hello to all! Is gravel with oyster shells and flaked charcoal better than plain crushed oyster shells ? Thank you! P.S. Both products are available here and made by Hagen. The one with added flaked charcoal is called Canary & Finch Gravel.
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