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How to prevent dirty bottom on pigeons?

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I have a female pigeon that seems to keep getting a big poop build up on her bottom. I have to give her a good bath to clean it all off. She did it a couple months back and have just noticed it's like it again.

She is on pellet feed with a grain corn etc mix as a daily treat.

Is there something missing in the diet?

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Originally Posted by appps View Post

I have a female pigeon that seems to keep getting a big poop build up on her bottom..

She is on pellet feed with a grain corn etc mix as a daily treat.

Is there something missing in the diet?
She may have just picked up some sort of virus and it may run it course in time.  I would cut back on the pellet feed and mix in a few different grains to see it that would help.

Pigeon feed such as this is what serious pigeon racing fanciers use to help insure good health. Not available at all feed stores however and it is more pricey.

 

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Edited by Hokum Coco - 4/19/16 at 3:52am

Hope this helps,

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http://globalnews.ca/news/1478351/carrier-pigeons-continue-to-connect-family/

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You are dying for nothing.

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Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1478351/carrier-pigeons-continue-to-connect-family/

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

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Pigeon feed such as this is what serious pigeon racing fanciers use to help insure good health. Not available at all feed stores however and it is more pricey.

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That looks like what I have as a treat. They go mad for it. So at the moment I'm doing 90% pellets and 10% that. I was actually wondering if that was causing the problem duh!

So if I were to mix some of that and the pellets up 50/50 it won't hurt them at all? I'd though it was a bit like just giving chickens scratch mix and no pellets.
Edited by appps - 4/19/16 at 2:08pm

Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

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Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

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post #4 of 8
I'd use probiotics n cut out corn unless cold out. Apple cider vinager tablespoon per gallon of water may help. If probiotics don't help it maybe worm related.
That mix looks to have three types of corn and peas, safflower, wheat, Milo. I substitute white pearl millet for corn as a carb etc. My birds always get poops on corn. Mostly I feed layer pellets if not a straining kit to fly, then swith to seed mix.
Edited by laughingdog - 4/19/16 at 4:49pm

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keeping assorted bantams and standard chickens..    pigeons: "white dove release" racing homers, flying flights, flying birmingham rollers, parlor rollers, parlor tumblers, "coop tumblers", Chinease owls.

    Looking to talk to others who enjoy our pigeon/dove hobby.  Also looking to talk chickens, especially black bantam true rosecombs i hope to have again someday, as well as silkies, and...

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post #5 of 8
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I do have some probiotic powder as I bought if for a chicken had crop surgery. Ill give them a dose.

Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

Reply

Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

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post #6 of 8

You might try cutting or removing some feather around her bottom area.

 

Is your bird a fancy show bird?  Sometimes with their different feathers they can get dirty.

 

If all your other birds are OK I don't think its the feed.

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You might try cutting or removing some feather around her bottom area.

Is your bird a fancy show bird?  Sometimes with their different feathers they can get dirty.

If all your other birds are OK I don't think its the feed.

She is an American fantail.

Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

Reply

Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

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post #8 of 8
Dot feed it too much. Let it clean up the feed you give it that way it won't only pick out the goodies.
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