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  1. Hokum Coco

    Cold nights

    I lost 2 squabs to the cold last night. It is that time of year that if you have late nesting pairs. You may have to supply warmth to aid in their development. This worked for me in past years.
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    Lost Racers

    I recently trapped a lost racer for a pigeon fancier who is out of province. I got in contact with the owner and he is to pick up the bird shortly. On the upside I will meet a fancier I have never met before. I have been notified of 2 more lost racing pigeons who may also need capturing. Still...
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    Pigeon Birth Control

    Has anyone of our members employed this method? Something that was brought to my attention for controlling the population in your loft was submerging newly laid eggs in corn oil. This will stop the development of the air sac and hence stop the egg from hatching.
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    Keeping Chickens in Run

    My run is about 5+- ft high with no top. If you clip the feathers on one wing of each bird it will help. On some birds you may even have to clip a few secondary flight feathers. One wing throws the bird off balance and is more effective than trimming equal amounts off both wings is my...
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    Cookie Rescued Homer

    Click on link for more details: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/sussex-boy-rescues-domestic-rock-dove-reunites-with-handler-1.3182580 Planned flight path was 171miles other loft mates made the journey in a little over 3 hours one did not arrive until a day+- or so latter...
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    Pigeon Evolution?

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    Can You Make a Difference with Fatal Cancer?

    YES Becca did! I did a release for one of Canada's fine young citizens that made an impact on our country and the world while fighting a fatal form of cancer. This picture is Becca five months before she passed away. September 15 to celebrate her life I released 18 doves in her honour (one for...
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    Rescued Pigeon

    I live trapped this pigeon yesterday it had no bands for identification. It was thin dehydrated and would have died if a couple had not begun to feed it.
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    Can One Person Make a Difference?

    YES THEY CAN! I did a release for one of Canada's fine young citizens that made an impact on our country and the world while fighting a fatal form of cancer. This picture is Becca five months before she passed away. Yesterday to celebrate her life I released 18 doves in her honour. Our...
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    Squab Death

    I lost a squab today. I have seen it coming for the last few days really. One of my dominate male birds was taken by an owl when my son closed up the loft a bit early one night (I had done a release about 100 miles away for a wedding). The female was then left to raise 2 squabs on her own which...
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    Roost Poll Yes or No

    For some reason I think most BYC members use 2x4 roost wide side up. Just like to see the numbers for my own curiosity.
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    Spayed Leg Treatment

    It pays to check your chicken or squabs over. I recently corrected one of my squabs with spayed leg (you have to catch it early as a rule or you will be forced to cull). This a video that may help you solve the problem if it should occur in your flock. In my situation I had only a small...
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    Abandon Eggs

    I have a mated pair of pigeons this is the third round of eggs they laid and all rounds have been abandoned. Including the last round. What could be going wrong? Suggestions.
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    Pigeon Nest Ring

    Lately I have a few Pigeon Pairs refusing to use the nest bowl. I have come up with a plan to form a ring with a diameter of about 10 inches. The ring will be made from a piece of rubber hose with a wooden dowel to hold both ends together. Hoping it does the trick.
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    Egg Carton Problem

    Have Chickens Small Carton Problem
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    Nest Box Common Problem!

    Simple Solution With a cut down the center of the paint tray one can insert or take out a portion to customize the tray to your particular nest box width.
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    Grid Over Coop Floor

    I have a gird over the floor of my 4x8 metal coop instead of deep litter. It is comprised of the discarded sides of a baby's crib and a heavy piece of wire mesh with 2 inch squares. I find it keeps the feet of my chickens much cleaner and my eggs also less soiled. It also gives me a pure supply...
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    Accidents Happen

    To all you pigeon fanciers out there just a note to make you aware. I lost a young squeaker just beginning to fly. Long story short it drowned during bath time.. I am still beating myself up over it. I have cut off the bottom of a 45 gal plastic barrel as a bath tub. I usually supervise bath...
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