Hand Feeding Baby Pigeons

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by casportpony, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Does anyone here know how much newly hatched pigeons eat?

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  2. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I assume you're looking for specific amounts...? Tsps/CCs?
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Exactly! Vet books say to give 0.03ml per 10 grams, but I don't think that nearly enough. How much are you giving to your babies? I think mine that are about the same age as yours get 2-3ml per feeding.

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  4. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are getting approx 3 tsps for each feeding. I'm using the Kaytee Baby at a thinnish oatmeal consistentcy. No reference olive found gives any specifics.
     
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    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol, I saw that! I'm feeding until their crops are full, just not hard. 9 am, small amount again at 1:30pm (befor work) again at 11pm....
     
  7. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a thought... Any pigeon clubs in your area? I've called a local racing club here in Maine, no response as of yet.
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    That's about how I do it.

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  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Good idea... I'll look into that.

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