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  1. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello to all! Its been so long since Ive taken a minute to post.I still pop in occasionally and read and look at the beautiful pics.Jerry is still doing well.He still has his shed all to himself altho I notice the squirrels join him occasionally. For the last week I have been bringing Jerry in...
  2. Archive - General Discussion
    Do any of you have experience with using straw(or hay) as floor covering in the loft? If so, how often do you change it? Is there any thing you feel I should be aware of using it. I've been scraping it twice daily for years and got the bright idea that perhaps straw would make a good floor...
  3. General Discussions
    Below is a photograph of my neighbour with a pile of composted pigeon poop at his feet. You can see how rich the resulting soil is in comparison to the allotment earth. I was doing a little research on pigeons and fertilisers when I came accross a site for Deter a Pigeon ( I think they are San...
  4. 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...
  5. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Luna and Oddball have been nesting.....I think they have about 20 pieces of hay in there, 2 plastic zipties, and one of Tia's ( our cockatoo) feathers. :P They're both good about backing up over the edge to go to the bathroom, for the most part. Luna likes to pick up the hay that Oddball brings...
  6. Adoption Forum for Pigeons
    will be up for adoption in the next week or so. I've just recently found out (tonight actually) that there is a wild life rehabilitator about an hour from me. I called to talk to her, as she has a bird from a member in our club. She told me about two flightless birds (wing injuries) that she's...
  7. Archive - General Discussion
    I've about run through my supply of clean, guaranteed not sprayed, long pine needles (neighbor cut down their tree), and am considering buying some of tobacco stems from one of the pigeon supply places. Has anyone used them? Birds setting eggs would spend a lot of time in contact with the...
  8. Archive - General Discussion
    My hen has laid eggs 3 times in the last 2 months and every time she breaks the eggs or I find them outside the nest. Her and the male sit on the for 2-3 days and then they are broken. I have a nesting bowl and some bedding but, I am beginning to wonder if I need different bedding for the nest...
  9. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I was wondering if you had pigeons in an aviary with quail and a rabbit would they find their own nesting material on the ground or be too scared to go down there? :eek: And I guess this would be a good time to ask if quail, rabbits and pigeons can live together? :o
  10. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Hi all, I have a dove dilemma...she just recently started plucking! She has removed all the feathers from her back and lower area by her vent, along with this she runs around franticly on the floor and kicks her feet like something is biting her. Weve been to the vet and he suspects she has an...
  11. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Everett built a couple of boxes that we put our nesting material in. This hen and her mate decided that since I had provided a ready made nest, there was no sense in pulling the pine needles out of a perfectly good box and going to the trouble of actually building a nest........so she just laid...
  12. Archive - General Discussion
    new to this???? Hello, I am new to this site. I am trying to figure out how to post questions. The only way I could figure is to answer this thread. We just got 2 pair last week and want to make sure we are taking care of them correctly. one already laid an egg and sat on it for 2 nights and...
  13. Archive - General Discussion
    I have great news. My bird Seph who's wing everyone saw was completely ripped free of feathers, has started to grow thick gray stalks in her wing. She will have feathers back in almost no time I'm sure. Photos to follow, she looks amazing and both birds are eating and drinking and interacting...
  14. Archive - General Discussion
    Is shredded news paper a good nesting material to use. I found a old paper shredder and was wondering if I could use newspapers for bedding.
  15. Archive - General Discussion
    another Satinette:eek: The short of it is someone wanted a pair of Satinettes. One pair of mine had laid eggs, but I had replaced them with dummy eggs. Then a couple of days later, the other pair laid so I told this person they could have the two babies. About 2 days ago, I'm informed that the...
  16. Archive - Other Birds
    Lo and behold one of those dud eggs hatched into a yellow piglet!!! I found it under Mom, Hey-zle, after it's eyes were already open. Hey Jude is the proud Dad... just in time for Father's Day!!! I put a fake egg in the nest bowl and removed the other one. Hey Zues and Halo have not had any...
  17. Archive - General Discussion
    1) Bird Bath for my birds? should I have a wide small clear tub for bathing? 2) Grit- there is no where around here to get Pigeon Grit- (that I know of-will have to look) What about Parakeet Grit? :( 3) Squabs- is it alright to keep the pair, their babies and the other pair + babies all...
  18. Archive - General Discussion
    Hello, My Pigeon pair are now the proud parents of an Egg. They take turns siting on the Egg regularly and are very protective of it. I was wondering if there was anything I need to know to make sure the egg hatches, or if anyone had any tips from previous experience? The egg fell out of their...
  19. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Beanie has been acting weird these 2 weeks - always wanting to preen my fingers or feet and wanting to be pet on her back or neck area. She follows wherever I go and whenever she sees me, she'll do alot of coo-ing. All this while, her appetite has been good. Her poops were fine until this...
  20. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    i noticed this morning that my bird was not acting normal i seperated that bird and took some pictures of the birds and the poop can someone please tell me what is wrong with my bird and what i need to do to get her fine???? any suggestion would be appreciated.
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