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First baby pigeon!! NEED ADVICE

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by obsessedwithbirds, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. obsessedwithbirds

    obsessedwithbirds In the Brooder

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    Hey everyone!

    I just had to move all of my pigeons from one property to another. Obviously when I did that, they abandoned their eggs (I had 1 pair of saddle homers on 2 eggs). So I couldn't resist, and popped 'em in the incubator. 1 of them died, so i threw it out, but the other hatched!
    A few hours ago! I got home from work and there it was!

    I've already talked to my boss, and I am able to set him a nice, warm little area where I can feed him at work.

    My question is this:

    When should I first feed it?

    Any other advice?

    Thanks,
    DJ
     

  2. obsessedwithbirds

    obsessedwithbirds In the Brooder

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    oh, I'm prepared for the work. I've hand-fed before, but never an hour-old hatchling.

    Should I feed it right now? Tomorrow morning?

    Many game birds do not need to eat for a day or 2. Is this true of pigeons too?

    Thanks for the links, by the way! They'll be useful!
    DJ
     
  3. obsessedwithbirds

    obsessedwithbirds In the Brooder

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    okay, I decided to feed him! Filled his tiny little crop!

    Never thought I'd say this about a pigeon, but...

    SO DARN CUTE!!!!!
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  4. obsessedwithbirds

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  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Awwww! How adorable!!!!

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  6. Mary Of Exeter

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  7. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Songster

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    [​IMG] Adorable! Post some more pics! [​IMG]
     

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