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  1. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello, I was just wondering what else can i give my pigeons instead of corn to keep them healthy?? I only feed them corn and i don't think that's good enough and when they are breeding. I want them to be he
  2. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    hi sunday i saved a young pigeon not a baby praps a youth 7mnths or so. it was being attacked by another larger pigeon who i now realise has killed others i found on my balcony by taking their heads off. so the back of this poor soul is picked clean of feathers and skin right down to the final...
  3. Adoption Forum for Pigeons
    Hi all, We are doing a foreclosed-on farm rescue this Saturday. We will be traveling up towards Carlinville, IL to pick up rabbits, chickens, pigeons, and doves. They will be temporarily housed in Belleville, IL. I have a possible home for the rabbits and chickens, just waiting back to hear...
  4. General Discussions
    As in a 3wk old pigeon if they claw or bite you will they give you rabies or something? Also when is a good time to start feeding a 3 week old pigeon as to say they were rescued from a bad situation.How do you feed them and how should i provide them with water?
  5. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    today we found an injured pigeon in our backyard. It has a puncture wound under his wing. There is a light brown band his leg, but it is blank. Right now he is in a cardboard box with some towels under our picnic table, we are going to bring him inside soon so he won't be cold outside. I live in...
  6. General Discussions
    Hello folks. I have a feeder in my backyard (filled with a basic mix of millet, sunflower seeds, etc.). For the last two weeks I've had a BIG FAT pigeon visiting under the suspended feeder, picking up the seed knocked out by the grackles. On closer observation I noticed that he/she has bands...
  7. 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...
  8. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Annie is not doing good at all and since yesterday she has black droppings. I am not sure if it is GI bleeding or if there is anything else that can cause black droppings. Most of the times she has no urates and when she has some they are dark yellow, almost orange. The droppings are also very...
  9. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Hi, This evening our cat came sauntering up to us with a young pigeon in his mouth. He has feathers with some dawn poking through. He had a small puncture in his wing but no blood and the wing doesn't look broken. Though he seems quite a bit awkward when he moves. We found this forum and...
  10. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Well its not too urgent, I've been frequenting the park lately and I got to feed a bunch of cute ferals thanks to a man I met at the park feeding them and let me join him So I remember reading its not favorable to give the birds salted seeds, and sadly thats all my dad could get me for my...
  11. 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...
  12. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    there comes a time in every hens life when it is time to lay an egg. now, my tiny checker rock dove hen, Angelle lays eggs like every hen does, but after the first one and up untill two days after the second, her "cooer" seems to be affected, and she sounds quieter. Why does this happen?She...
  13. Performing Breeds
    Does anybody know any specific breed like those? Are anybody who breeds tipplers of this kind. I am trying to find pure white birds that have pearl eyes, that fly high and for over 5 hours. Thanks, John
  14. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    When my baby was about 4 weeks old, and very hungry, he would often gulp air when he ate his seeds. I thought he would grow out of it. But I went in to feed him today, and he was particularly hungry, and he at alot of seeds, and then it was obvious he had gulped HEAPS of air, so he started...
  15. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hi probably about 3 or 4 years ago i was on here asking about string feet. well i have moved countries and since then saved one pigeon and cut string fof anothers feet. not much but i try and catch them but its dang hard unless they are freindly. The one pigeon i saved recently it was amazing...
  16. General Discussions
    Okay guys help me out here. Where are you getting Peas? Here is what I feed is it enough or should I get something else also? I get Cracked corn for $6.50 for 50# and Winter Wheat for $7.50 for 50# also I'm getting a mix of seeds for $7.50 for 50# Then I buy some bird seed and mix that in...
  17. General Discussions
    a local racer was getting out all the way. got the call today went to his house and when i left you could not have given me one more nest bowl, my car was sooooooooooo full recieved were: 36 new birds... some flyers not settled very young, some breeders some evn from holland! two pro plan...
  18. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    My grandkids brought a pigeon here to my house almost 4 months ago. He was sitting in the gutter in the pouring rain:D & some mean kids were throwing rocks at him. My grandkids soon took care of THEM & brought him to me. He hangs out with my parakeets (they have a cage but are never in it) &...
  19. Archive - General Discussion
    I want to give my birds a little something different to add to their regular diet . So far I've been giving them a generic blend of seeds / cracked corn etc I got from previous owner . I read they relish peas .... are these the plain old dried peas you see at the market ? They seem hard as...
  20. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    HI ALL, Just got a little pigeon yesterday who needs long term nursing care. My rehabber friend got it two weeks ago from Animal control. Someone had set it on fire. Nearly all it's feathers are burned off. It's feet and legs are the worst, swelling and eschar. It is going to need daily soaks...
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