Emergency! Please help!

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Jacklynn, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. Jacklynn

    Jacklynn Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have one pair of pigeons, Indian Fantails. They have two 9 day old babies. The babies are doing great.

    The mom just died. [​IMG] I don't know if she had a heart attack or what.

    Will the male be able to care for them on his own? If not, what do I do? [​IMG]
     
  2. Jacklynn

    Jacklynn Chillin' With My Peeps

    She was acting fine, eating drinking, etc. My dad was using loud power equipment outside, so I' thinking heart attack. Daddy and babies are doing great [​IMG]

    I just don't know if the babies will be okay.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    The father, if he is experienced, should continue feeding the squabs. Check tonight to see if he is brooding them. C*cks normally do not brood the squabs at night; however, when I have lost hens from experienced pairs the male will even brood the squabs in the evening. Good luck, because there are a lot of ways this could go.
     
  4. Jacklynn

    Jacklynn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Alright! I'll look soon! It's 7:30ish here at the moment, gah, I hope this turns out okay :c
     
  5. Jacklynn

    Jacklynn Chillin' With My Peeps

    If he isn't on the squabs by 10 pm, I'll bring them in.

    I read that to handfeed baby pigeons you can take a cup of chick starter and a cup of water and blend it into a goopy, pudding like substance in the blender and feed it to the babies.

    What would I need to buy to feed them? If worse comes to worse?
     
  6. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You read right. You can use that or you can go get some Kaytee Exact formula from the pet store.
     
  7. Jacklynn

    Jacklynn Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's only suppose to be a low of 13 tonight, so not too cold, my shed is kind of warm, so I'll check them tomorrow morning. c: Thanks Becky!
     
  8. Jacklynn

    Jacklynn Chillin' With My Peeps

    The babies were fine today! They were chirping and flapping their wings, haha, so cute!


    Will daddy need help feeding both babies since he has to do it on his own?
     
  9. Lofty Dreams

    Lofty Dreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats good

    "I read that to handfeed baby pigeons you can take a cup of chick starter and a cup of water and blend it into a goopy, pudding like substance in the blender and feed it to the babies."

    It works you might need to add some form of protein though
     
  10. larrylofts

    larrylofts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also Feed The Cock Next To The Babies And They Will Learn To Eat And Drink Faster Some People Put Young On The Floor Of The Loft At Three Weeks And The Young Learn To Eat And Drink That Way
     

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