5 week old orphan pigeon?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by cheyfrie26, May 10, 2011.

  1. cheyfrie26

    cheyfrie26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am almost convinced my pigeons parents are both dead. How can I feed it?
     
  2. abluechipstock

    abluechipstock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it should be weaned by now, put some bird seed out for it
     
  3. cheyfrie26

    cheyfrie26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It still has very stubby feathers tho. And its crop is full from its mother today. But after a flight she never came back. The dad came up missing to. I think its a hawk. I will add pictures.
     
  4. cheyfrie26

    cheyfrie26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its about a inch littler that a normal sized bird.
     
  5. Hoss1975

    Hoss1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That baby is not 5 weeks old.If you have chickens and feed them flock raiser or something similar,you can soak it in water to make a paste and feed it that through a syringe,but you will have to cut the tip off the syringe.
     
  6. cheyfrie26

    cheyfrie26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have chick starter and scratch grain. I also have baby animal milk. Could I use that with some water and add the starter?
     
  7. Hoss1975

    Hoss1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I would just use the chick starter mixed with water,be prepared it is going to make a mess.And only feed it when the crop is empty from the last feeding.
     
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  8. cheyfrie26

    cheyfrie26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well this little suckers crop is HUGE from his mom. Its a shame something happened to her. Hopefully i'll find her in the morning. But thanks a lot. I really needed this information.
     
  9. Lofty Dreams

    Lofty Dreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I used chicken food and water i noticed the pigeon was smaller. It is a good idea to warm it up in the microwave this way it can't expand in the stomach or crop.When it gets older put a few small seeds in for it.
     
  10. cheyfrie26

    cheyfrie26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well guess what!? The mom is alive! We had a very bad storm yesterday and i'd say she tried to stay dry and keep out of it. I think thats why she was gone. But now shes back. Thank goodness! Thanks anyway guys!
     

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