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Baby dove feeding?

post #1 of 8
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I just found a baby dove on the ground and I would of left it but it seems to be very weak and it's crop is empty. I used to breed pigeons so I know something about care but not much. Will feeding it gamebird starter work? I also have layer feed.
I was thinking of feeding crushed starter with a little water, yogurt and vitamins. That's what I give my coturnix chicks so I'm assuming that will work. Any other advice? Not sure about the age.
Edited by lightchick - 6/7/16 at 6:28pm

HI!

I have 8 chickens,  14 Coturnix Quail, 1 pigeon, 2 Fire Bellied toads, 1 Hermit crab, 2 dogs and fish.

 

I LOVE all animals!!!

 

 

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HI!

I have 8 chickens,  14 Coturnix Quail, 1 pigeon, 2 Fire Bellied toads, 1 Hermit crab, 2 dogs and fish.

 

I LOVE all animals!!!

 

 

Reply
post #2 of 8
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Here a pic. Do I need to warm to mixture up beforehand? The baby is under a heatlamp.

Edited by lightchick - 6/4/16 at 2:45pm

HI!

I have 8 chickens,  14 Coturnix Quail, 1 pigeon, 2 Fire Bellied toads, 1 Hermit crab, 2 dogs and fish.

 

I LOVE all animals!!!

 

 

Reply

HI!

I have 8 chickens,  14 Coturnix Quail, 1 pigeon, 2 Fire Bellied toads, 1 Hermit crab, 2 dogs and fish.

 

I LOVE all animals!!!

 

 

Reply
post #3 of 8

That mix sounds fine.  I use only chicken chick starter mixed with warm water.

 

Yes, its best to warm the mixture first... not too hot!  If too hot it will burn the crop, and if too cold it will chill the bird or cause slow crop.. where the feed it digested too slowly and blocks up the crop.

 

I found it a really good idea to mix in some stewed apples with the mix if the birds crop is slow to empty. 

 

Good luck! 

 

And remember only to feed it when the crop is empty... don't add new food on top of the old stuff.. or can get bacteria growing in the crop. 

post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the info! How old do you think it is?

HI!

I have 8 chickens,  14 Coturnix Quail, 1 pigeon, 2 Fire Bellied toads, 1 Hermit crab, 2 dogs and fish.

 

I LOVE all animals!!!

 

 

Reply

HI!

I have 8 chickens,  14 Coturnix Quail, 1 pigeon, 2 Fire Bellied toads, 1 Hermit crab, 2 dogs and fish.

 

I LOVE all animals!!!

 

 

Reply
post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by lightchick View Post

Thanks for the info! How old do you think it is?

I would guess 3 to 4 weeks.

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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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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post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by Hokum Coco View Post

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Originally Posted by lightchick View Post

Thanks for the info! How old do you think it is?
I would guess 3 to 4 weeks.
Thanks! That's was what I was thinking.

HI!

I have 8 chickens,  14 Coturnix Quail, 1 pigeon, 2 Fire Bellied toads, 1 Hermit crab, 2 dogs and fish.

 

I LOVE all animals!!!

 

 

Reply

HI!

I have 8 chickens,  14 Coturnix Quail, 1 pigeon, 2 Fire Bellied toads, 1 Hermit crab, 2 dogs and fish.

 

I LOVE all animals!!!

 

 

Reply
post #7 of 8
Can you help me with my baby dove
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Originally Posted by cannandale440 View Post

Can you help me with my baby dove

I have had luck feeding young squabs with raw chicken eggs warmed up to body temperature. For the first week. Then a warm mixture of chicken pellets dissolved into a fine paste. Then once the feathers start to appear 2+- week whole seeds or pellets.

 

This link has several suggestions on the delivery of food to a squab.

 

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=feeding++squabs

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.

Reply

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.

Reply
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