Cleaning pigeon nest with babies inside??

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by gaeamama, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. gaeamama

    gaeamama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably not a good idea, right? But the sight of all that poop is really getting to me....

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    any advice??
     
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    I'm guessing that they are a little over 1 week old. If they have been there that long, they'll be ok.
     
  3. Okla-doodle-doo

    Okla-doodle-doo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It won't hurt or bother them. I do it all the time. Sometimes nest aren't made right and they can't "shoot" over the side. I just take it all out and add new material(straw/pine needles) and put the babys back in.
     
  4. gaeamama

    gaeamama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, not very good nest makers.. and i didn't give them a little bowl to use, so there are droppings all down the side. However, I found one baby on the ground yesterday. I was concerned that by getting my scent on the babies that the parents might reject them. I rubbed hay on my hands before putting the baby back, and mom is with her babies today.
     

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