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  1. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Robin has been playing mommy with a pair of wooden eggs for a couple of days, and started making a nest by breaking off pieces of his millet stem and pulling out a feather... so cute! I wanted to give him some sticks or something to help his construction efforts, but we're at work and all...
  2. Archive - General Discussion
    Et all... I want to hear what all y'all think about this... I'm fixin' to pull the nest bowls and nest boxes from my loft for the winter... probably should have done it before now, but winter comes late here in the Mojave desert. Anyway, I want to do it to further discourage my birds from...
  3. Archive - General Discussion
    Hi everyone I dunno whats going on around here just lately but ill tell you the story so here goes, I do riase babies here when the time and weather are both right.Sometimes i keep the babies sometimes i sell them bt these particlar 3 were babies that were raised here i kept along with a few...
  4. Archive - General Discussion
    Hello everyone, About a week ago one of my hens laid a egg but didnt lay it where she was supposed to.Instead i think it just kinda happend to her where she was anyway the egg got to cold and obviously never hatched. She and her partner were again not so long ago doing there buisness and as...
  5. Archive - General Discussion
    Many of us regularly pull eggs to prevent pigeon over-population. Since this is such a major effort for the little hens, it seems disrespectful to just toss the eggs away. Have you come up with any constructive suggestions for using the regular supply of little eggs?
  6. Archive - General Discussion
    Hi folks, I just wanted to let you know that Gracie has been picked up from the post office and she is fine. She was doing these mini-grunts from the box as I moved her. The post office called at 9:30 this morning to let me know she arrived, and I immediately dropped what I was doing and drove...
  7. Archive - General Discussion
    I have been away from the hobby for about thirty years, but have a really nice loft of Pletickx ( white distance flyers originating in Belgium ). And I also have a nice pair of Lahore's that are so devoted to the nest that they end up crushing the eggs after a week or so. Is there a trick to...
  8. Archive - Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    I was asked on the Starling-Talk list when baby pigeon season ended and found that I didn't have a well informed answer .. baby pigeon season never seems to end here in Southern California. I'm curious what others have noticed in other parts of the country. I was thinking that areas where the...
  9. Archive - General Discussion
    I got a new Nikon camera... thought I'd try it out on my birds... :p Baldy on her nest... wooden eggs ;)
  10. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Okay, I'm going to take the baby from the lady in SF, if she can bring it to me since my car is being a royal pain. I have put orphaned feral babies with my foster-parent-pigjies before, but since I've joined this forum I know that there is a large emphasis on quarantine.....(I have always...
  11. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I did a search but couldn't find how to systematically diagnose different types of diarrhea. My hen, Waldo, is sitting on wooden eggs right now, has been for two weeks. Last night her poops were dark and quite watery, and this morning the huge "overnight" poop was yellowish green, homogeneous...
  12. Archive - Other Birds
    I'll give it a shot. Darlington has been resting or this egg for the past 3 nights. Daytonas sticking with the good ole wooden eggs. I had to take a picture. I also need to figure out this attachment process, again.
  13. Archive - Pet Pigeons And Doves
    I hope I can figure out how to add the photo, LOL! We call it BoBo, we have no idea how to tell if he's a boy or a girl! Pardon the cage, we're working on getting a new one! At least this keeps him safe from the Greyhounds who are keeping an eye on him!:p
  14. Archive - General Discussion
    My pigeon hatched an egg last night and she didn't feed the baby at all during the day today. I am using a small (tuberculin) syringe to feed the baby, but I am still trying to figure out why Mom isn't doing this. It's her first hatched egg. She sat on it for about 19 days. I know how do feed...
  15. Archive - General Discussion
    I've been letting Ruby & Max out everyday in the evening, when It gets dark, they go back in, I shut their door so they are safe. Here's the deal. Ruby has been laying eggs. I take them so she won't hatch any. The first and last clutch she had grew to almost fly, and a snake killed one...
  16. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Is there any way to make my birds stop breeding besides separating them? Our loft isnt really set up so I can have a side for each bird. We thought our birds were both males since nothing happened last year but now they are breeding like rabbits. I tried taking out the eggs and putting the...
  17. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Hi, I have a pair of homers and didnt want them to have any more kids so we took out their eggs and put some of the wooden ones in their place. How long should we leave the wooden eggs in for? How long will it take them to figure out they are not going to hatch? Will they lay more eggs if they...
  18. Archive - General Discussion
    Anyone out there in the Pigeon-Verse know where to get poo analysis done besides mailing some poo to Foy's????
  19. Archive - Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    A pair of pigeons is raising a pair of babies (five days old) in a sagging area in a tarp covering a truck in my garage. I rarely see them first-hand, as the truck is 11 feet tall, but I have a couple surveillance cameras monitoring them 24/7 in case, say, they try to hotwire the truck or...
  20. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I have one of my male birds who is about 1 1/2 years old losing weight. This has been going on for about a month. I de-wormed him (and all the others) --for this I use a pill so i know everyone gets what they need. I then gave the whole flock the 4 in 1 medication as directed. At first he had a...
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