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  1. General Discussions
    I haven't found a general forum here focusing on diet/nutrition/feeding. My baby is about 3 weeks old, so no hurry, but what pelleted foods do any of you use successfully? Mine is/was a feral pigeon and will likely be an indoor birdie, so don't need performance racing chow or breeding food. I...
  2. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hi folks! I have two female ringneck doves. They live in a large flight cage and eat Harrison's Adult Lifetime Fine pellets. Some spilling of pellets is obviously to be expected, but one of them is particularly messy when eating and a LOT of food ends up on the floor beneath the cage...
  3. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hey Everyone, I recently bought a 10 pound bag of wheat berries from Foy's Pet Supplies. I noticed that when I sprinkle it on the ground, the pigeons hover overhead but don't land to eat like they usually do. This happened with two separate colonies within the city. I'm beginning to think they...
  4. General Discussions
    Hi all-- I've been using Harrison's High Potency Fine (with occasional safflower treats, dark greens) for years for my companion pigeons. Recently, I was told I ought to switch to Harrison's Adult Lifetime. I'm concerned whether these pellets provide enough vitamins and minerals, especially...
  5. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello pigeon peeps! A little white homing pigeon I adopted last week (tentatively named Amelia until the gender test comes through) is cute as can be but unfortunately rejects ALL food other than safflower seeds. Her vet recommends a 4-day transition to pellets (Harrison’s) and says she could...
  6. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    There is several threads related to this but I haven't seen anybody comment who says they actually fly race birds on pellets. Using Nutriblend or others. What are your experience with it?
  7. General Discussions
    Hi, I have a rescue pigeon that I have been feeding purgrain daily. The problem is he leaves all the corn and peas. He only eats the small seeds. I have tried just feeding the peas and corn in his dish to force him to eat them but he went on a hunger strike for 4 days. Anyway, I am looking to...
  8. General Discussions
    I have just been exposed to purina nutribled green and gold pellets the birds have been on them for two weeks and they look great . I want some first hand ?>feed back if you can race birds on this feed?
  9. General Discussions
    Pellets I have heard people feed chicken pellets these are alot cheaper and higher in protein with some brands how do you switch your birds over to pellets from grain
  10. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Hello everyone, I was wondering if you could go to this link: http://ottercoop.com/index.php?id=142 And scroll down to see: 1. 22% Poultry Starter Crumble and 2. 18% Pigeon Pellet Can you click on the PDF files and let me know if the 22% poultry starter crumble is something that is good...
  11. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    hi i'm writing because of something that happens with my female dove mostly when she's in the laying cycle. She will hold her droopings for almost a day and when she releases the droopings they are large, foul smelling and discolored, like Diarrhea. I think the foul smell is due to bacterias...
  12. General Discussions
    The pigeon feed is way to expensive, so I started making my own and It's still expensive plus I don't really like it. So I was thinking of just switching wholly to layer pellets. But i was wondering if there is one grain that is good as a stool hardener? As feeding the layer pellets I'm bound to...
  13. General Discussions
    Hi all! I was curious as to what the major difference between feeding birds seed vs pellets? I have never used pellets before and normally use the Purina Pigeon Maintenance or occasionally the Purina Pigeon Conditioner that they carry at the local feed store. I recently moved and the local feed...
  14. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    hello.. my birds where eating mix seeds since the day they were born. But now i want them to eat pigeon pellets since i read that pigeon pellets are more complete compared to mix seeds. pellets will also avoid the birds to choose the seeds what they only want to eat. the problem is, they dont...
  15. Small Talk
    I have been feeding my fantails cracked corn and poultry layer pellets,I was adding pigeon feed,but the feed store stopped selling it.They seem to be fine with what I'm feeding them now,just wondered if that was ok also want to know what the difference is between whole corn and cracked corn and...
  16. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    where and how much do you pay for your pigeon food? only place i could find was mounds and it was 32 dollars for a 50lbs bag.... i feel like i am getting ripped off? oh yeah the brand is kaytee...and then there was another kaytee bag for 26 dollars? i live in madison wisconsin? any ideas
  17. General Discussions
    I'm trying to decide which pellet to use for my breeders,either Des Moines pellets or Purina pigeon checkers. I would like to be able to feed the pellets to both my breeders and kitbirds if possible. Any advice would be great. Joe
  18. General Discussions
    I was wondering if it would be healthy to feed my pigeons chicken layer pellets to help them lay better eggs. Would the hens begin laying infertile eggs like chickens or will they just have healthier fertile eggs. Also, is chicken layer pellet only for the hens or will the cocks become more...
  19. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I've read through the sticky on racing graines/fuels and still have some questions. For those who have fed specifically Purina Green/Gold pellets through some racing seasons, I'd like to know: What was your overall experience? Positive/negative and why? Would you do it again? Did you find...
  20. General Discussions
    Hello, Has anyone tried this type of pellets http://www.kaytee.com/products/kaytee-baymor-dove.php And are they pellets. Because it says that it is but the ingredients are different.
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