Hand Feeding & Raising Pigeons

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Themartinfarm, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. Themartinfarm

    Themartinfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a Roller Pigeon who will lay an egg & not sit on them. They will stay in the coup until broken. So, I'm incubating them. I need help on hand raising. It's worth a shot...
    I'm trying to figure out if I should use a heat lamp... Or I have Fur from my English Angora Rabbit... I was wondering if I should make a nest of that & put the baby in it like a mom rabbit does...
    How often should I feed them & how much. I bought the "Exact" Hand Feeding Formula for all baby birds.
     
  2. Dingo

    Dingo Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'd actually go with a heating pad, or leave it in the incubator, they start out ectothermic and rabbit hair alone wouldn't do much for a nestling. Feeding should be done when you notice the crop is empty, which will be about every 45-90 minutes, the crop should be allowed to empty completely to prevent souring.
     
  3. Themartinfarm

    Themartinfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank You [​IMG]
    The incubator runs at 99.5 degrees. Do you think the temp would be fine?
     
  4. Dingo

    Dingo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Turn it down to 97-95 degrees after they hatch just so they dont get too hot but wont get cold at that temp either.
     
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2010

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