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  1. General Discussions
    I have been told that oyster shells are a good source of calcium for pigeons so I have been giving mine some mixed in their food. Usually they pick around it and eat all the seeds. Do most people put the oyster shells in a seperate container for them to eat or mix it in with their food?
  2. General Discussions
    Hey I have 2 feral pigeons who are about 6/7 weeks old that I've raised since they were 5 days old & just adopted 2 fantails on thurs who are over a year old. I am new to raising pigeons and am still learning ... I know Im supposed to serve grit. I think I read in another thread on this site...
  3. 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?
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. General Discussions
    I need some help from you guys.......I have a yellow saddle indian fantail hen that maybe in october or november 2007 she laid an egg without the shell........since she has not lay any egg........what could be happening with her? I changed her mate with one of my best breeders and nothing........
  7. Archive - General Discussion
    I am so confused!!:eek: I have been looking at ALL the different vitamins on the market and just am not sure which is best for the pigeons and doves who live here. Most of these birds will not be breeders, most are rescues, so no showing or racing either, I just want an all around vitamin to...
  8. Archive - General Discussion
    I got my racing pigeons in the beginning of january and they have all been paired up since about january 11th. All of the pairs are either sitting on eggs right now or raising babies. Except for one pair the hen has not laid any eggs yet. Is something wrong with her? What can I do? Thanks.
  9. General Discussions
    Hi, I recently have been putting sand on the floor of my pigeon loft, so far I like it, but I noticed since the sand has been on the floor the pigeons havent been eating any grit at all. Are they eating sand instead, is that bad for them? Its that playground/all purpose sand.
  10. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    So, I have had suspicions for some time now that Sophie might be a "he" and not a "she"--she does the male bowing and circling dance, etc.--but most importantly, in the almost year since I found her in the park, there have been no eggs. The last couple of days, I noticed she was acting a little...
  11. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Hi Folks, I just got my AU bands for 2008 this morning at our club's "Band Breakfast" that is going to be a regular thing for us. Is it me, or was anyone else a little shocked by the lime green color this year? WOW, one thing is for sure, we won't have any problem finding the '08 birds in the...
  12. 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...
  13. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Hi how's everyone. It's been a while since I've posted anything here on pigeon talk. I have a question that I've been wanting an answer to for quite some time now, but with work an my birds I seldom have time. I was wondering if there was anything wrong with feeding cracked corn to my birds...
  14. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    If my grit does not contain any charcoal do I need to purchase some? Is it very important? Also I read somewhere that breeding birds like salt. What kind of salt do they need?
  15. Archive - General Discussion
    Noel gave us our first egg last night :D I had read how small Dove eggs were - but couldn't really 'picture' it til now (ah-em, no pun intended). Glad these are two ladies - otherwise we might be having little dovies sooner than Dave & I are ready for ;) We're heading out today to find...
  16. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Well I couldn't hold out any longer - after talking with my husband about an ad for some ringneck doves on Craig's List we agreed to adopt these two lovely ladies :) A mother and daughter team -- the mother (Juliet - white) is about 6 years old and the daughter - Noel is about 8 months. I've...
  17. Archive - General Discussion
    Hey all!! As some of you already know, I now have 20 pigeons.... and have fallen head over heals in love with them. Today, as I sat in the coop watching them, talking to them and listening to them, I had a question that I hope some of you can answer. In the last couple of days, I have done a...
  18. Archive - General Discussion
    Hello everyone! I've recently became a pigeon mom and while looking for info found this wonderful forum. I work at an animal hospital and a little while back someone brought in 2 pigeon babies, found in a store parking lot. They were recently hatched and even came with an eggshell. They are now...
  19. Archive - General Discussion
    How exactly would a pigeon eat grit? are they little rocks or something? i know they have rocks in thei gizzard or whatever its called :D to digest their food. Is grit neccesary?
  20. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Wow! It's been a while since I've come around here. I've been ever busy with school and animals, as usual. I have a question regarding my pigeon Georgia. She is almost a year and a half now, and still has the attitude she had as a youngster. It's amazing how fast she's grown up! Georgia used...
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