Female can't fly after laying?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Pigeonbeast, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. Pigeonbeast

    Pigeonbeast Out Of The Brooder

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    Have you ever heard of a Female Pigeon not being able to fly for a few weeks after laying her eggs? If this does happen, why do you think she can't? Thanks
     
  2. JackBaker

    JackBaker Out Of The Brooder

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    This could be a multitude of things, if it is egg related then calcium deficiency is the first thing that springs to mind. Do you have crushed oyster shell down for her? and if so does she ingest it? I also give reptile supplements in powder form occasionally on their food as I also have leopard geckos so you could try using a bit of sunflower oil to make their feed sticky then sprinkle the calcium powder over her food. This should help her get her calcium levels back up too. You could also try giving her mineral blocks, crushed iodine blocks, red pickstone, black minerals, cuttlefish bone and charcoal. The charcoal will help absorb any nasty toxins in her crop and digestive tract.

    Hope this helped.
     
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