My husband brought home a half-dead pigeon a few days ago after no vets or animal control would take it due to avian influenza.
We have decided to care for it as best as we can in the hopes it can be released or have a good life in our care.
It cannot fly and hobbles around, I think perhaps it's foot is broken and maybe a wing too (we think it may have got clipped by a car). Because it can't stand properly, it gets poop stuck in its feathers. It is eating and drinking well, and looks way better than it did when we first took it in.
we.feed it bird seed and sunflower seeds, it is in a small dog kennel that has been covered in 1/2" chicken wire mesh.
are there any tips for bathing it or trying to remove the poop from it's feathers? Is there anything else we can do or change to help it better?
thank you so much for your time!