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  1. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    This is a girl that I have for like an year. The previous spring, she was like a month or less old when entered my window and I captured her, as I noticed she was breathing open mouthed. Later, at tests she appeared to have an incipient aspergillus, though the doctor said that the sample could...
  2. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    All: Hello! A questions about percentages of grain, breeding, bird preferences, etc. I feed a 14% pre-mix commercial product: http://www.old-elm.com/14ncap.html I add corn during the cold weather. I add safflower during the molt. At times, the birds will eat everything- other times they will...
  3. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I'd love to hear from everyone what their preferred protein percentages in the feed is and why. What do your racers get during training and racing and is it different for YB vs. OB? What % protein do your breeders get while raising young? What % protein do they get after they've been...
  4. General Discussions
    DIBENCOZIDE increases "protein efficiency coefficient", that is, the percentage of "bound nitrogen" for protein buildup in the body compared to "ingested nitrogen" with food intake. DIBENCOZIDE: 1. facilitates optimum utilization of dietary protein intake. 2. contributes to the formation and...
  5. General Discussions
    What is your opinion about eggfood as part of pigeon's diet?
  6. General Discussions
    I'm looking at my feeding options. I'm currently working at a feed store and they have this game bird feed that the operator of the store says some people have used for pigeons. Here are the ingredients and such, please tell me if it sounds good for pigeons. Game Bird Mix $5.25 per 7 lb Bag...
  7. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I have decided to change my birds feed. I was feeding them a mix that included shelled corn. After learning that some only feed corn in the winter, I decided to go to a 10 grain mix without corn, 13% protein. The grains include :Wheat, Milo, Maple peas, trapper peas, austrian peas, buckwheat...
  8. General Discussions
    Before this year, I had never even heard of these, much less knew how to use them. I know a lot of people who don't know how to use them either, so in case you're one of those people, I'm posting this to help. With a Pearson's Square, you can figure out how many parts, pounds, or percent of...
  9. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Hi All!:) When preparing a racer for any distance I am confused as to the methods some fanciers apply in achieving success! Some "break-down" the bird before the race and then build him up again to peak on the following Saturday! By breaking-down I mean cleansing the system with dewormers...
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