I have a male pigeon who goes around and *unfaithfully* mates with females other than his own mate. The females end up single mothers and can't generally care for their own babies. One mother I have abandons her babies right after they hatch, so I take them in and hand rear them. This is a thread showing my methods and strategies. For a first food, mix an egg yolk and some plain yogurt. For a feeding tool, I like to use a syringe with the top cut off and a red balloon placed over top like this picture: A slit small enough just for the baby's beak is then cut into the end. I then fill the syringe with the food and place the whole contraption in hot water to heat the food (the food should be around 100 degrees Fahrenheit to prevent crop infection) when that's done, place the bill of the baby into the balloon end like this picture removing every 10-15 seconds or so to let the baby breathe: Feed until the crop is looking like a small balloon. Once the baby is around three days old, make cream-of-wheat and blend it with hot water after cooking (to get rid of clumps) and mix it with just an egg yolk. This is pretty close to crop milk in consistency. Feed like last time. When baby is tiny, keep on heat pad constantly and feed around three times daily until baby is five to seven days old. Ou can feed twice a day, but three times is preferred. At one week, feed by putting layer pellets for hens in hot water and letting them soak, after the pellets are soggy, mix them to a creamy consistency and put into syringe. Remember to always keep the syringe tilted to prevent the baby from swallowing air. At around 15-17 days, provide baby with seed and a dish of water and reduce feedings to once daily. For housing when tiny, a large container with a washrag on the bottom (to prevent overheating) and ripped up napkins for bedding. remove and replace bedding as soiled. At around nine days old, a heat pad is not needed except at night. Any input would be appreciated!