Baby dove squab feeding???

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by FrostyWind, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. FrostyWind

    FrostyWind Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you feed a baby dove chick that just hatched? and how many times a day should I feed it? Please someone tell me the process like first day=amount of feeding, seventh day=amount of feeding, 1-3 weeks=amount of feeding per day and 1 month=amount of feeding per day.

    I would really appreciate someone whose very experience with raising doves and pigeons would reply and help.

    Oh, and what if its a small dove like a common ground dove? how many times a day should i feed a baby ruddy ground dove (we don't have common ground doves here in the Caribbean(Trinidad)) so ya,

    Thank you
     
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  2. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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  3. Akiko

    Akiko Out Of The Brooder

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    I fed Keytee exact fomura , high nutrient. My dove became very healthy .
     
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  4. FrostyWind

    FrostyWind Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry but i can't afford that formula, i live in the Caribbean (Trinidad) and I have never seen that formula anywhere, I'll just have to use the Pellets alone? would that work?? for new born chicks, and older chicks from 6-20 days old
     
  5. Akiko

    Akiko Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't think pellets don't work for new baby. It should be sort of liquidly or past . I heard Ensure( humans nutrient drink) or human baby food high protein one is good. My dove started eat solid food from about 20days old. I gave him quinoas or maybe millets Regular pellet is too big for them.
     
  6. FrostyWind

    FrostyWind Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So you can't wet them to get soft and squishy? and can I use the Baby formula: Nestum Wheat and Honey or Nestle Klim Growing up? I really need to know how to feed a new born chick cause they are soo fragile, what will work best with that bird formula?
     
  7. Akiko

    Akiko Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry , I am not sure both , but I looked up the product both of them are good. Yes, make little squishy and day by day less water . Geber baby food in glass jar is good too.
    I cut plastic zip bag corner little bigger than baby's beak and stick the beak in the corner of plastic bag.
     
  8. Akiko

    Akiko Out Of The Brooder

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    I reserched , Geber brand oatmeal is good. Important make liitle wamer , don't fewd cold . Becareful ro use microwave, some time it makes bits hot. Baby get barn. Use pan to about 105F.
     
  9. Akiko

    Akiko Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi this is Akiko again. Dove is vegetarin so feed vegitable base. Not Nestle klim and Nestum. I am sorry.Some Gaber brand vegitable one is good.
     
  10. FrostyWind

    FrostyWind Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aw, so my only option is the pellets, so the nestum and Klim is out? I can't buy Gerber cause I don't see that selling anywhere. Thanks though
     

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