Baby Pigeons survived the cold snap!!Hoora!!!

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Okla-doodle-doo, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Okla-doodle-doo

    Okla-doodle-doo Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,379
    27
    211
    Dec 8, 2008
    Portland,Tn
    All the baby pigeons(squabs) that were hatced out survived the single digit temps of last week! Even had some hatch during the fridgid spell. So far this year I have banded 20 babies so far.Looks like its going to be a good year(keeping fingers croosed!lol)
     
  2. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

    963
    5
    141
    Aug 31, 2008
    Zeeland Michigan
    In 50 years of raising pigeons I have only lost a few young to the cold. and when I did it because they fell out of the nest.
     
  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

    5,545
    224
    288
    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    Congratulations!
    Mine have all survived too, even with temps down to about 10*, which is VERY cold for here.
     
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    9,491
    30
    293
    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Quote:You have plans to eat the baby pigeons, if not they are known as squeakers.

    Glad they make it thru the cold days, pigeons will keep the young warm, except in rare cases.
     
  5. Okla-doodle-doo

    Okla-doodle-doo Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,379
    27
    211
    Dec 8, 2008
    Portland,Tn
    I guess they are squeakers because I'm not eating them. They are performance Rollers and Arabian Trumpeters. I have raised pigeons for about thirty-five years and have lost lots to the cold. If they are are still in pinfeathers or no feathers,they sometimes chill and die when the parents leave the nest to feed. Normally they do good but sometimes its just to cold for naked birds.But this cold spell everyone sat real tight and I lucked out.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by