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  1. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    So i was told giving hi-cal grit (for cockatiels so quite small) is good because pigeons need calcium for egg laying and growing.. Well, what about hen there NOT egg laying or growing? Do i just give them a handful of pebbles?And do I need to feed oyster shell? Thanks everyone (:
  2. General Discussions
    My husband picked up a 50lb bag of oyster shell last night and it looks like this: They absolutely love it and I had to take it away so they wouldn't get sick, also he got grit but it looks more like sand then anything, it says 'grit for all types if bird' but they don't seem to eat it like...
  3. General Discussions
    Ok, I'm very new to pigeon care as I just rescued a wonderful feral pigeon 8 days ago. I named her Belle and she's doing absolutely WONDERFUL! I have some confusion as to the gravel, grit and oyster shell. Is it one in the same with just a different name? I'm told she needs oyster shell for...
  4. General Discussions
    Hi- I've been fostering and adopting out rescued king pigeons from the SF animal shelter for several months. I'm providing what I think of as great care (not crowded, good hygiene, healthy food, clean water but no vaccinces or preventitive meds) for them but recently have had some illnesses...
  5. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi- I found one abandoned egg in the nest and Rocky off by herself napping then napping and then napping some more. I brought her in with me and she's inactive. She's passing scant amounts of mostly white poop and, during the night, a small bit of blood. She drank some water, I gave her a...
  6. 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...
  7. General Discussions
    What are the different mixes or feed that you can feed pigeon? Where are some of the places you can buy the food?
  8. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Below you will see two very beautiful birds that I acquired (with the help of Renee ,Lovebirds) today. They are in their own section of the new loft and seem to be very people friendly. I guess that is because Renee takes care of her babys. I put them in their new home about 6:am today when I...
  9. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi, I have bought the book ''Vet's Tips For Fanciers'' by Dr. Zsolt Talaber. In this book, Dr. Talaber has a very good article about Zeolite. I wrote to him to know the quantity we should mix into drinking water as it is not written in the article. I would like to know if someone already tried...
  10. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    As a total novice in this arena, I have taken in a feral female pigeon that is recuperating from PMV. She has been existing for a month on pigeon seed, some unknown grit, and water in which I've put vitamins. Some greens. Outside of PMV she seems OK. I've built her housing and am ready to...
  11. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Hi everyone, I was just reading and I quote " All grits dry out and should be moistened occasionally. When it is thus refreshed, the birds appear to relish it more.!" I have never done this before did i miss this little trick from years gone by ? I had always thought it would do more harm...
  12. 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...
  13. General Discussions
    I was candling my eggs yesterday and I found 2 eggs from the same parents not feeling right. They were warm, fertile and showed no damage. They were light weight from the previous or from the time they were laid. Its about 10days now.
  14. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Came home from work and checked on my birds (as usual), One of my hens was on the floor of the loft with wings spread trying to get away from another bird that was walking all over her. (Everybody has been fine, no problems other than some aggresive cocks - but nothing major). She can't seem to...
  15. 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...
  16. General Discussions
    I built a pigeon that is 8' by 12' and 12' high. It has two windows that open in to 8' by 8' wire cages for the pigeons. What I am looking to start is to raise 100-150 breeding and breed them. Then sell the squabs or raise them till there three months but transfer them to and other loft but...
  17. 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...
  18. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    My baby pigeon is only a few days old. I had 2 other babies that had this same symptom. Within days, they died. I don't know what it is. Can anyone help me on what this might be? My baby squeeks alot. Then, develops a small lump in his lower area. (below the crop and near his bottom on the...
  19. 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
  20. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I have had a few different occassions this year of fertile eggs survive until very close to hatching and then the egg appears to literally melt, killing the near ready to hatch baby inside. The egg appears to just kinda fold back, and kindof melt off the top half of the fetus. Anybody heard of...
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